Chinese Arts & Music Association

Press Release

East Meets West Concert Series

At First Light: Chinese Music in the Year of the Rooster

Benaroya Hall
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 Performance: 7:00 p.m.
Presented By: The Chinese Arts & Music Association
Media Contact: Warren Chang
E-Mail: Chinamusic@comcast.net
Ticket office infomartion: (206) 215-4747
For further information, please call (206) 817-6888

The Chinese Arts and Music Association is proud to present “At First Light: Chinese Music in the Year of the Rooster”, the 33rd annual concert in the East Meets West Concert Series, at 7 pm on October 28, 2017, at the Illsey Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall, Seattle.

With performances from the Northwest Chinese Guzheng Orchestra, the Zhenlun Cello Orchestra, the US China Music Ensemble, The Seattle Chinese Orchestra, and many more, and the return of conducting favorite Roger Nelson, audiences will again be wrapped in the gorgeously evocative music of China. Combining traditional Chinese instruments with modern Western ones, the performers weave a mesmerizing tapestry of sound, demonstrating the power and beauty that can result when two cultures combine their talents for the benefit of all. Additionally, “At First Light: Chinese Music in the Year of the Rooster” will treat audiences to two firsts: the concert premier of “Gobi Desert”, a beautiful piece arranged by Mr. Zhenfen Huang, and the Benaroya Hall premier of the Seattle Community Choir joining forces with the Seattle Chinese Orchestra to add a moving vocal element to the already stunning orchestral work. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this evening to remember: get your tickets now!

CAMA would like to extend a very special “Thank You!” to Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, which has consistently donated a very generous rehearsal space to the orchestra. Without supportive local institutions such as Newport Covenant Church, The Seattle Chinese Orchestra would have a much greater challenge in fulfilling its mission of building understanding, appreciation, and friendship between the American and Chinese nations, peoples, and local communities through the sharing of Chinese music and arts. Music can build strong bonds; we warmly invite you to join us in these celebrations of community.

Performed By:

  • Seattle Chinese Orchestra 西雅圖國樂團
  • Northwest Chinese Guzheng Orchestra 西北古箏樂團
  • Zhenlun Cello Orchestra 振倫大提琴樂團
  • US China Music Ensemble

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