Moon Festival : Sydney Sacred Music Festival
- Date: Friday, 13 September 2019, 7pm
- Venue: Ashfield Town Hall — 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $20 | Children: $15 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0429 928 995
An evening of traditional and contemporary Asian Australian culture performed by an all-star cast. Hosted by Andy Trieu (SBS PopAsia), this event celebrates the Moon Festival, commonly observed in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Highlights include an exploration of Asian zithers and compelling new compositions navigating uncharted sonic territories. The program features a live calligraphic work by Chinese artist Zeng Luping and concludes with a 16 cello finale. Opened by Prof Jocelyn Chey AM FAIIA. In partnership with Inner West Council and in collaboration with Suszuki Cello Institute (Takao Mizushima).
Performers: Heather Jeong (narrator/chef) Rory Knott (electric bass) Carina Li (soprano) Lulu Liu (pipa) Ousiyu Luo (guzheng) Hoàng Ngọc-Tuấn (guitar) Dr Nicholas Ng (hulusi) Nguyễn Trường-Sơn (đàn tranh) Satsuki Oodamura (koto) Flygirl Tee (DJ) Luping Zeng (master calligrapher) Dr Ivan Zavada (electronics) Lachlan Blair, Lucas Choi, Emilie Choi, Karen Cortez, Lily Innes, Kenichi Mizushima, Makito Mizushima, Manasseh Oshiro, Thomas Rann, Kirsty Vickers, Andrew Wilson, Allyson Wu, John Wu, Oliver Wu, Chelsea Wong, Emma Yap, Deron Yip (cellos) Andy Trieu (MC) Prof Jocelyn Chey AM (opening address)
Featured Australian Works
|Bo-moon-ian Rhapsody by Nicholas Ng — World premiere|
|From string to string by Nicholas Ng — World premiere|
|Yinxing shenfen (Hidden Identity) by Ivan Zavada|
|Duanshan chimeng (Broken Hill Dreams) by Rory Knott|
|Full Moon Festival Suite for solo guitar by Hoàng Ngọc-Tuấn — World premiere|
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