The Seattle Symphony's tenth annual Celebrate Asia concert features music by famous Japanese, Chinese, Korean 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.
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.
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, President and founder of the Chinese Arts and Music Association resides in the greater Seattle area and is one of the foremost Er-Hu experts in the United States. He has performed extensively and has made numerous television and radio appearances both nationally and in China.
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, and includes not only Chinese musicians but also American musicians who are lovers of Chinese culture and well-versed in Chinese music as well.
Finale from The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No 1)
Erhu Concert No. 1 “Capriccio for the Red Plum Blossom”
Traditional Chinese folk songs
A medley of Chinese movie songs