“How did you become successful in the newspaper business?” asked Sarah Lubitz, a Bellevue College student who interviewed me for a class project. To be honest, I don’t consider my business successful. The more I think about it, the more I feel like I have failed. I flunk the vision test not just a little — but a lot — I have been completely off base.
Seattle Youth Symphony teaches students skills other than music, honors Suzuki legacy
By Gabriella Neal Northwest Asian Weekly Cindy Kim, 13, said she likes the Seattle Youth Symphony because she gets to play alongside others. “You learn cool new pieces and you get to hear it with all the instruments,” said Kim. Student members of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO) not only learn about the great […]
Seattle Symphony celebrates Asia
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Symphony’s “Celebrate Asia” Concert, upcoming Sunday, March 1, features guest conductor Carolyn Kuan. Amongst other pieces, the symphony will be performing the U.S. premiere of “Revive,” a concerto for koto and shakuhachi written by Japanese composer Yugo Kanno. Another prominent piece, “Xizi,” from Chinese composer Ye Yanchen, […]
SYSO raises $67,000 at anniversary concert
The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra raised $67,000 at their Spectacularly SYSO Gala on June 8. The event, which included a performance and silent auction, was hosted at the Museum of History and Industry and was attended by approximately 150 people. Yoshi Minegishi, Celebrate Asia committee member, donated $10,000. (end)
BLOG: Success at Celebrate Asia
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.
BLOG: McKenna’s Asian supporters
By Assunta Ng It was tough for Rob McKenna’s supporters to accept defeat. These folks had poured their heart, money, and time into his campaign.
BLOG: An Asian spin on Rob McKenna’s campaign?
By Assunta Ng A roast pig, a dragon dance, and campaign signs in Asian languages were not the only Asian elements of Attorney General Rob McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign party. The celebration was held in Chinatown, where his new campaign office is located.
Historical Asian artwork to accompany classic pieces performed in a new light
Where can one enjoy a weekend of exciting classical music performances and unique photography presentations?
Upcoming musical event: Northwest Sinfonietta presents “Pictures at an Exhibition”
A multimedia visual presentation of the various Asian communities accompanied by symphony music. Pianist Joel Fan will
What you need to know about Celebrate Asia! – A Q&A with Yoshi Minegishi
Where can one enjoy a live performance by world-renowned Korean soprano Sumi Jo singing Korean songs in addition to a beloved aria by Verdi?