Shoreline’s East Meets West Concert Weekend

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Zhenlun Cello Orchestra
Photo courtesy Arts Council

Explore musical traditions of Asian and Western cultures right in Shoreline with some of the region’s most accomplished performers! The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s East Meets West Concert Weekend will feature two days of world-class music by the Rong Rong Chinese Folk Choir, Zhenlun Cello Orchestra, and Seattle Chinese Orchestra at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – 7pm
Rong Rong Chinese Folk Choir and Zhenlun Cello Orchestra

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 – 3pm
Zhenlun Cello Orchestra and Seattle Chinese Orchestra

Tickets via BrownPaperTickets: $25 each ($15 for students, seniors, and groups of 6+), or see both performances for $40.

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East meets West
Photo courtesy Arts Council
About the performers:

RONG RONG CHINESE FOLK CHOIR – Saturday, February 25
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 and Sunday, February 26
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
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.



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