On Friday, Feb. 24, Seattle’s Asian community and Classical music fans came together for the annual Celebrate Asia! concert. Conducting the Seattle Symphony was Mei-Ann Chen. Master of Ceremonies was Mimi Gan. The event featured famed violinist Hahn-Bin, pipa player Jia Ma, and jazz group The Cuong Vu Group. An original composition by Kay He, […]
I was completely lost during the first half of Celebrate Asia! at Benaroya Hall last Friday. I was the problem. Pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument similar to a guitar (except it’s played vertically), is too profound for me.
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?
By Cheih-hsin “Jessie” Lin UW News Lab Sheila Burrus and her family arrived in Washington state from Batangas, Philippines, in 1990. She first attended De La Salle, Lipa, and the University of St. Thomas in Philippines. She finished her degree in nursing in Georgia after coming to the United States. After realizing that nursing wasn’t […]
Historically, Chinese and Japanese Americans have dominated the spotlight in performances. At the Celebrate Asia! concert, however, it was a Korean opera singer
The Seattle Symphony held its third annual Celebrate Asia! concert at Benaroya Hall. Carolyn Kuan conducted the 84-member Seattle Symphony
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It was a night that included delicious food, great company, and a room filled with influential community leaders.
He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.