Join us for two days of world-class musical performances by some of the region’s most accomplished performers during the Arts Council’s East Meets West Weekend!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – 7PM:
Rong Rong Chinese Folk Choir & Zhenlun Cello Orchestra
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – 3PM:
Zhenlun Cello Orchestra & Seattle Chinese Orchestra
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
15343 25th Ave NE • Shoreline, WA 98155
TICKETS VIA BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM:
$25 each ($15 for students, seniors, and groups of 6+), or see both performances for $40.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Rong Rong Chinese Folk Choir – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7PM
Special Guest Jing Hua Zou
The Rong Rong Chinese Folk Choir was founded in 1976 in Bellevue, Washington by a group of music-loving Chinese Americans from the Greater Seattle area. “Rong Rong” literally means “harmony and enrichment.” Despite their different backgrounds and experiences, members have come to form a close-knit musical “family” through their dedication to singing. The group has been directed by many highly acclaimed conductors in the Seattle areas and is now led by Rebecca Wu and Mark Chang. Accompaniment for this performance by pianist Peggy Huang.
Zhenlun Cello Orchestra – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7PM & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 3PM
Arranged by Zhenlun Li, with Special Guests Yang Lu, Meng Cui, Anna Hung, Mele Santos, and Marcus Shelton.
The Zhen Lun Cello Orchestra was established by Cellist Zhenlun Li in 2004. The mission of this orchestra is to provide an opportunity for young and adult musicians to improve their music skills and to utilize their talents to serve the communities. In the past twelve years, Mr. Li has arranged many sets of programs to enable this Orchestra to perform for over 100 musical events at various community ceremonies, festivals, and cultural settings in the Greater Seattle Area. The unique style of this group is the incorporation of ethnic aspects from around the world and different music eras to create a multicultural and diverse musical experience for both the performers as well as the audience.
Seattle Chinese Orchestra – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 3PM
The Seattle Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is the only traditional Chinese orchestra in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission is to advocate and promote traditional Chinese music to the Western world. SCO began as a Chinese folk music ensemble, founded by the famous musician Warren Chang, one of the most renowned erhu experts in both China and the United States. The repertoire of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra is very rich and versatile, including pieces from traditional Chinese music, Chinese regional and folk music, as well as classical music and music from other parts of the world rearranged for Chinese instruments. The Music Director is Mr. Warren Chang and the current conductor is Mr. Roger Nelson.
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is proud to present these concerts in partnership with the Chinese Arts and Music Association and International Performing Arts with support from the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, and 4Culture.