2015 / USC Pacific Asia Museum to host chamber music with violinist Ryu Goto, April 24

Ryu Goto photo by Ayako Yamamoto

Violinist Ryu Goto (photo by Ayako Yamamoto)

Asia / America New Music Institute presents “Pacific Mirrors: New Music from Asia and the US,” a chamber orchestra concert at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.

This is the last in a series which has seen presentations in Beijing, New York, Bangkok, Hanoi, and Singapore.

Date: April 24, 2015, 8pm (galleries open at 6:30pm)

Location: USC Pacific Asia Museum Courtyard, 46 N Los Robles, Pasadena

Tickets ($30-100): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacific-mirrors-new-music-from-asia-and-the-united-states-tickets-15767113862

Ticket prices include admission to the museum galleries. It will be a beautiful evening – the Chinese-style courtyard of the museum will be lit up dramatically.

Sponsors include the Royal Thai Consulate-General, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

Midori‘s brother, Ryu Goto, one of the world’s best violinists (he plays a 1722 Stradivarius), will be the featured soloist, alongside Davone Tines, an African-American bass-baritone and rising opera star.

Conducting will be the young Singaporean maestro, Kahchun Wong.

Also in attendance will be one of China’s greatest living composers, Ye Xiaogang (composer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremonies).

AANMI is proud to present the Los Angeles debut of Professor Ye’s chamber violin concerto, Namura Cuo, a piece written about the spiritual nature of Tibet. The rest of the music includes compositions by young composers from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the U.S.