Celebrate Asia

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 4pm PT The 14th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on two intriguing new works. First, Tan Dun’s Trombone Concerto receives its U.S. premiere in the hands of Seattle Symphony Principal Trombone Ko-ichiro Yamamoto. Then, witness the world premiere of Composer in Residence Reena Esmail’s Violin Concerto — a work about the elements being rendered out of balance by humanity’s influence on the planet. Violin virtuoso Kala Ramnath gives the first performance of this thought-provoking work written especially for and with her. Program: TOSHIO HOSOKAWA: Meditation TAN DUN: Trombone Concerto (Seattle Symphony Co-commission & U.S. Premiere) REENA ESMAIL/KALA RAMNATH: Violin Concerto (Seattle Symphony Commission & World Premiere) DEBUSSY: La mer Kahchun Wong, conductor Kala Ramnath, Indian violin Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, trombone Seattle Symphony Celebrate Asia is generously sponsored by Perkins Coie. Celebrate Asia is generously sponsored by Naomi and Yoshi Minegishi. Reena Esmail's residency is generously supported by Parul and Gary Houlahan. Reena Esmail as Composer in Residence is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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