By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Chris Icasiano has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old. He would practice for hours each day, playing along to the classics and favorites of his parents, such as the Beatles, Bing Crosby, and Chicago.
Explore the diverse musical traditions of Asia in an “East-meets-West” concert when the Seattle Symphony presents the sixth annual “Celebrate Asia” performance on Friday, March 21 at Benaroya Hall. The concert celebrates the cultures of China, Vietnam, and Japan, conducted by Julia Tai. Featured performers include Haochen Zhang on piano, Nguyen Thanh Thuy on dan […]
By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly Pianist Haochen Zhang was first introduced to classical music when he was still in the womb. His mother, who was learning English at the time, came across an article in Reader’s Digest about the effects of classical music — specifically the piano, which is polyphonic — on the development […]
The Daejeon Yeonjeng Municipal Orchestra and Morning Star Korean Cultural Center presented a performance of Korea Fantasy at Benaroya Hall on Monday, April 22 to a near capacity audience. Daejeon and Seattle are sister cities.
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Bows glide across violins as fingers tap out compositions on trumpets. As the symphony warms up at Benaroya
Since immigrating to the United States, Dr. Austin Huang has worked to preserve his Chinese heritage through music. On Sunday, April 21, Huang will present A Colorful Musical Journey, an Asian American’s Musical Dream Concert, at Benaroya Hall — a performance that blends traditional Chinese music with Western orchestral music …
By Assunta Ng Never in my life had a concert moved me to tears until I experienced the blind Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. I wasn’t the only one who cried.
By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Now that the Lunar New Year festivities are over, where can one find a jubilant event that the entire family can participate in? Where can one relish Western classical music performed alongside contemporary Asian compositions by world-class musicians, book-ended by an exhilarating showcase of traditional dance, drumming, and music?
The Women’s Funding Alliance (WFA) is organizing a morning breakfast to benefit women and girls in the Puget Sound region. The event is called “AMPLIFY! Raise the volume. Up the impact.” It is set for Oct. 20 at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. This year, WFA is welcoming keynote speaker Anika Rahman, president and CEO […]