The Chinese Arts and Music Association is proud to present “Eastern Memories on the Western Wind: Songs of Home”, the 35th annual concert in the East Meets West Concert Series, at 7 pm on October 19, 2019, at the Illsey Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle. We are thrilled to announce that this year we will be joined by the gorgeous sounds of the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra! The powerhouse duo of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra and The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra is a musical experience not to be missed. The combination of Chinese and Western instruments playing together brings alive songs from vastly different cultures in powerful, moving ways. With additional performances by the Northwest Chinese Guzheng Orchestra, the US China Music Ensemble, the ever-popular piano, erhu, and cello ensembles, and others, this evening will transport you to an enchanting realm of verdant bamboo forests, rugged snow-capped peaks, and quiet flowing streams. Most importantly, it will highlight how music can bring hope and friendship to disparate communities, and forge strong bonds between them.