Joined by guest conductor Keitaro Harada, the Seattle Symphony performs a vibrant program featuring contemporary works by Dai Fujikura, Takashi Yoshimatsu and Akira Senju for the 13th annual Celebrate Asia at Benaroya Hall.
Conductor Keitaro Harada maintains a growing, international presence throughout North America, Asia, Mexico, and Europe. Recently named Music & Artistic Director Designate of Savannah Philharmonic, he will conduct the 2019-20 opening and closing concerts before his inaugural season in 2020-21. Harada’s broad scope of musical interest in symphonic, opera, chamber works, pops, film scores, ballet, educational, outreach and multi-disciplinary projects leads to diverse and eclectic programs.
The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 20-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Fung’s impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and an exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. Celebrate Asia and Keitaro Harada's performance are generously underwritten by the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. Celebrate Asia is generously underwritten by Yoshi and Naomi Minegishi.