Celebrate Asia

The Seattle Symphony's tenth annual Celebrate Asia concert features music by famous Chinese and Indian composers. Highlighted by pre- and post-concert entertainment, this spectacular event is a rare opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle's vibrant Asian communities.

PRE-CONCERT | 3PM SAMUEL & ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY
Aleksa Manila: pre- and post-concert host
Huayin Performing Arts Group: Chinese dance
GDPT Lieu Quan – Co Lam Pagoda: Vietnamese dance
Duoc Su Lion Dance Team

CELEBRATE ASIA CONCERT | 4PM S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM

POST-CONCERT | 6:15PM SAMUEL & ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY
CHIKIRI and The School of TAIKO: Taiko drumming
Rhythms of India: Bhangra/Bollywood dancing

Exclusives

Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Feb (Sun) 2018 4:00PM
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Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

DaYe Lin

Conductor

Born in Shandong, China in 1980, Lin DaYe began to study conducting at the age of 15 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Lin Daye has collaborated with symphonies around the world, including the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Nishat Khan

Sitar

Sitar virtuoso Nishat Khan transcends musical barriers with his spellbinding technical mastery and his uniquely invigorating and contemporary approach to Indian music. He is the torchbearer of seven generations and the 400-year old tradition of India’s most renowned musical family.

Warren Chang

Erhu

Warren Chang is a foremost erhu artist and the founder and President of the Chinese Arts and Music Association, as well as the Music Director of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra.

Seattle Chinese Orchestra

The Seattle Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is the only traditional Chinese Orchestra in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission is to advocate and promote traditional Chinese music to the Western world.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Aleksa Manila

Pre- and Post-Concert Emcee

Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa now calls Seattle, Washington home.

Martha Lee

Host

Program

notes

video

audio

Zhou Long

Rhyme of Taigu

Bochan Li

Tibet Overture

Nishat Khan

Finale from The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No 1)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Huoyuan Wu

Erhu Concert No. 1 “Capriccio for the Red Plum Blossom”

Traditional Chinese folk songs

Xiaogu Zhu

A medley of Chinese movie songs from Hong Hu Lake, Shaolin Temple, Ashima and Red Sun

Sponsors

Media Sponsors

The Celebrate Asia Composition Competition is generously underwritten by Yoshi and Naomi Minegishi.