Year: 2013

AASA Announces Kim Scholarship

The Asia America Symphony Association is very pleased to announce the creation of the D.K. Kim Music Scholarship for graduating high school students of the Asia America Youth Symphony (AAYS).  The scholarships will be awarded in 2014 and are comprised

AASA 12th Annual 2014 Composition Competition

The Asia America Symphony Association is sponsoring our 12th Annual 2014 International Composition for Orchestra Competition. Applicants can be up to 18 years old and must create and submit an original orchestral composition. Applicants must submit a score and a

Now Accepting 2014 Applications for the Youth Symphony

The Asia America Youth Symphony (AAYS) is now accepting applications for the 2014 season. The AAYS provides young musicians (through 12th grade) with an opportunity to learn and perform with our music director and conductor, David Benoit. Mr. Benoit is

AASA 2013 Golf/Tennis Tournament Registration Now Available

The AASA Golf and Tennis Tournament will be held on November 18, 2013 at the Rolling Hills Country Club. Registration is now available for the 2013 AASA Golf Tournament. Please click here and download the application.

Hiroshima at the Aratani Theater – June 29

On June 29, Hiroshima will be back at the Aratani theater for a unique performance with the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and Maestro David Benoit. This is a unique opportunity to see two smooth jazz superstars on one stage. Hiroshima

Bravo Awards a Success

The AASA Bravo awards ceremony was held last night at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. There was a silent auction and a chance for attendees to mingle and get to meet friends. The dinner was delicious and emcees

Bravo Awards on June 9, 2013

The Asia America Symphony Association Bravo award celebration is on June 9, 2013, just a few days away. There is still time to order tickets to Bravo. This year, we celebrate and honor The Japan America Society of Southern California

Bravo Awardees Playing at JACCC

One of this year’s Bravo awardees, Jeff Kashiwa, is teaming up with last year’s Bravo awardee for a concert at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center (JACCC), otherwise known as the Aratani theater this Saturday. This is a great opportunity

Excitement Builds for Youth Orchestra Concert Honoring the Endeavour

Today the Penninsula News carried an article about the upcoming AAYO concert honoring the space shuttle Endeavour. In it, they interviewed our Music Director, David Benoit, who explained the motivation behind his new composition and his excitement and confidence in

AASA Announces Bravo Gala Honorees

The Asia America Symphony Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Bravo Award Honorees. This year’s honorees are the Japan America Society of Southern California and saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa. The AASA annual Bravo Awards recognize contributions to our community, the