Our City, Your Orchestra: Asian Arts Initiative

October 2021

Connecting cultural expression and social change, Asian Arts Initiative uses art as a vehicle to explore the diverse experiences of all communities that include Asian Americans. Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center offering exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, youth workshops, and a community gathering space where anyone can create art that reflects our lives, and think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities. Philadelphia Orchestra musicians join with Asian Arts Initiative staff for a diverse program incorporating song, percussion instruments, and dance.

   

Asian Arts Initiative: Episode 1

October 1, 2021

Hirono Oka Violin
Meng Wang Viola
John Koen Cello
Marina Murayama Nir Flute, Guitar, and Vocalist
Olivia Staton Flute and Piccolo
Paul Demers Clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Christopher Deviney Percussion
Anne Ishii Percussion

Murayama Earth Body Core
Holst "Prelude: Song of the Fisherman" and “Dance under the Cherry Tree,” from Japanese Suite
Traditional "Mo Li Hua"
Hisaishi Selection from Medley from the film My Neighbor Totoro

   

Asian Arts Initiative: Episode 2

October 15, 2021

Hirono Oka Violin
Meng Wang Viola
John Koen Cello
Olivia Staton Flute and Piccolo
Paul Demers Clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon
Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet
Christopher Deviney Percussion
Don S. Liuzzi Percussion
Hamza Able Percussion  
Griffin Harrison Percussion
Hanna Kim Percussion
JungWoong Kim Dancer

Cuong In Autumn
Liuzzi Seoul Spirit
 

Our City, Your Orchestra is supported in part by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support provided through the Connelly Foundation, PNC Arts Alive initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presser Foundation.

William Penn Foundation

Connelly Foundation

PNC Arts Alive

National Endowment for the Arts

The Presser Foundation