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Asian American Orchestra’s 1945: A Year of Infamy

Date:
Sun, Sep 6, 2015
Time:
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Venue:
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
Phone:
(415) 543-1718
Cost:
Free

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945: A Year of Infamy is an epic new work by percussionist/composer Dr. Anthony Brown and his Grammy-nominated Asian American Orchestra. Combining traditional Asian instruments and forms with the improvisational ethic and sonorities of a jazz combo, the AAO joins forces with the Voices Of A Dream vocal ensemble and award-winning poet/performance artist Genny Lim. Scored for jazz orchestra with Japanese flutes, koto, and taiko drums, 1945: A Year of Infamy is also influenced by Gospel, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, and by Gagaku, the imperial court music of Japan dating back to the 8th century.

www.anthonybrown.org/aao.html

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