Celebrate Asia

Don’t miss the eleventh annual Celebrate Asia concert featuring music of Korea! Highlighted by pre- and post-concert festivities, this spectacular event is a special opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle’s varied and vibrant Asian communities.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 27 Jan (Sun) 2019 4:00PM
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Running time

1 hour, 30 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Shiyeon Sung

Conductor

The South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung is characterized by natural authority, her inspiring rehearsal approach and consistently finds the right nuance between dynamic passion and level-headedness.

Seong-Jin Cho

Piano

With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colorful playing can combine panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.

Kathleen Kim

Soprano

For the past decade Kathleen Kim has been a regular guest on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera with performances as Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann) and more.

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.

Program

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Chia-Ying Lin

Ascolsia

John Adams

The Chairman Dances from Nixon in China

Sergey Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Narong Prangcharoen

Pubbanimitta for suona and orchestra

Unsuk Chin

snagS&Snarls for soprano and orchestra

Traditional (Korea)

Arirang

Traditional

Missing Mt. Keumkang