Asian Musical Voices of America: A Reading, Performance, & Panel
Place & Time
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street
New York NY USA
January 16, 2020
6:30 PM
Contact Info

This event is supported by the Music of Asian America Research Center & co-sponsored by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Despite a presence in the world of classical music, the experiences of Asian classical musicians often go unexplored. The Asian Musical Voices of America is a platform where these stories can be shared by & for Asian diasporic musicians living & working in the United States. This event is the first gathering & will take place at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, a literary nonprofit that celebrates Asian diasporic literature & storytelling.

The event will feature Del Sol String Quartet performing works by Asian composers active in the United States & Joseph Lin will perform movements from J.S. Bach’s Solo Violin works. Interwoven with the musical performances will be readings by acclaimed novelist & librettist, Monique Truong (The Sweetest Fruits, 2019) and Tricia Park, violinist and writer.

The panel following the performances will respond to the question, “What does it mean & what does it take to find your voice in classical music as an Asian?” Panelists will include lead organizer & founder of Asian Musical Voices of America, Hyeyung Yoon, a violinist of the former Chiara String Quartet. Hyeyung will be joined by Charlton Lee of the Del Sol Quartet, violinist Joseph Lin, violinist & writer Tricia Park, Monique Truong, author & librettist, & multidisciplinary artist & composer Anjna Swaminathan

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