CELEBRATING AAPI VOICES

A curated video collection of SF Symphony performances highlighting AAPI composers and artists.

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  • BRIGHT SHENG: “The Little Cabbage (Hebei)”

    Pipa player Shenshen Zhang, SF Symphony violinist Jessie Fellows, Associate Principal Viola Yun Jie Liu, and Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang perform Bright Sheng’s “The Little Cabbage (Hebei),” from Seven Tunes Heard in China (new arrangement by Bright Sheng for pipa, violin, viola, and cello...

  • BRIGHT SHENG: “Seasons (Qinghai)”

    Pipa player Shenshen Zhang, SF Symphony violinist Jessie Fellows, Associate Principal Viola Yun Jie Liu, and Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang perform Bright Sheng’s “Seasons (Qinghai),” from Seven Tunes Heard in China (new arrangement by Bright Sheng for pipa, violin, viola, and cello).

    This ...

  • SHENSHEN ZHANG: Pipa Solo Performance and Introduction

    Award-winning pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang performs a solo introduction as part of CURRENTS: Enter the Pipa, which explores the dynamic role of Chinese musical culture in the Bay Area landscape.

  • NAGASAWA KATSUTOSHI: Movement II from ‘Futatsu no Deneshi’ (Two Pastorals)

    Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto joins bass koto player Brian Mitsuhiro Wong and SF Symphony flutist Linda Lukas to perform Movement II from Nagasawa Katsutoshi’s ‘Futatsu no Deneshi’ (Two Pastorals).

    This piece was originally heard as part of CURRENTS: ‘Niji’ 虹 (Rainbow), curated by koto master Shirley ...

  • CHIKUSHI KATSUKO (arr. Kaoru Watanabe): ‘Nagare’ (Flow)

    Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, bass koto player Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, and Members of the SF Symphony perform Chikushi Katsuko’s ‘Nagare’ (Flow), in an arrangement by Kaoru Watanabe.

    This piece was originally heard as part of CURRENTS: ‘Niji’ 虹 (Rainbow), curated by koto master Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto,...

  • SHIRLEY KAZUYO MURAMOTO & BEN PADERNA (arr. Matt Wong): ‘Niji’ 虹 (Rainbow)

    Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, shakuhachi bamboo flutist Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Egyptian tabla player Vince Delgado, harpist Destiny Muhammad, and Members of the SF Symphony perform Shirley Muramoto and Ben Paderna’s ‘Niji’ (Rainbow), in an arrangement by Matt Wong.

    This piece was originally heard as ...

  • TRADITIONAL (arr. Wenying Wu): 'Tajiks Festival'

    Yangqin player Wenying Wu performs her arrangement of the traditional piece 'Tajiks Festival,' part of the San Francisco Symphony's 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration: Year of the Ox.

  • ZHOU LONG: “Driving the Mule Team”

    SF Symphony violinists In Sun Jang and John Chisholm, violist Nanci Severance, and Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang perform Zhou Long’s “Driving the Mule Team” from 'Chinese Folk Songs,' part of the San Francisco Symphony's 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration: Year of the Ox.

  • ZHOU LONG: “When Will the Acacia Bloom?”

    SF Symphony violinists In Sun Jang and John Chisholm, violist Nanci Severance, and Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang perform Zhou Long’s “When Will the Acacia Bloom?” from 'Chinese Folk Songs,' part of the San Francisco Symphony's 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration: Year of the Ox.

  • CHEN YI: 'Romance of Hsiao and Ch’in'

    SF Symphony violinist Florin Parvulescu and pianist Samantha Cho perform Chen Yi’s 'Romance of Hsiao and Ch’in,' part of the San Francisco Symphony's 2021 Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration: Year of the Ox.

  • SHINJI ESHIMA: ‘Bariolage’

    Amos Yang, cello
    Charles Chandler, bass

    Sponsored by Emirates Airline
    Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission

  • Violinst Chen Zhao

    Violinst Chen Zhao has come a long way since imitating his uncle’s violin playing with a pair of chopsticks and a pencil box in China.

  • Violinist Yun Chu

    Violinist Yun Chu’s journey from Shanghai to the SF Symphony is an inspiring saga of talent, diligent practice, and fate.

  • Violinist Kum Mo Kim

    Violinist Kum Mo Kim road to the SF Symphony was marked by the cultural traditions of her native South Korea and musical passions of her family.

  • Violinists Suzanne Leon and Kelly Leon-Pearce

    SF Symphony violinists (and sisters) Suzanne Leon and Kelly Leon-Pearce make time for family in music and in the kitchen.

  • Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye

    Principal Trumpet Mark Inouye believes in giving his all to reach his goals in music, sports, and life.

  • Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang

    Assistant Principal Cello Amos Yang reflects on his musical beginnings and the role of music in his family.