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 […]
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Lunar New Year is known as the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar — a time for families to get together. It’s like Christmas Day for Americans. The Lunar New Year starts on Jan. 31 this year. A lot of events will be held around the Seattle and […]
By Assunta Ng Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer.
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, […]
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 Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly How do you entertain your out-of-town friends and family during the holidays? The best way is to present them programs and entertainment with a Northwest flair.
What will a young pianist do when experiencing stage fright while performing? Will the projected path in his artistic development change?
He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.
“You should not honor this person,” one person said. “She is overexposed.” Just because others have honored her before is not a valid reason
Ludovic Morlot will be Seattle Symphony’s next music director, beginning in the 2011–2012 season. I was one of the lucky ones to see him conduct a few months ago at Benaroya Hall.