“Bikeride” by David Benoit to premier with AAYS and the All-American Boys Chorus

Join David Benoit on May 15, 2016 when he conducts the Asia America Youth Symphony and the All-American Boys Chorus in the premiere of his most personal composition to date, “Bikeride.”

“Bikeride” draws its inspiration from both childhood memories and David’s lifelong enjoyment of this pastime. At its core, it is the story of a young boy who was tormented by bullies and rescued by his father, giving the child the freedom to once again enjoy the simple pleasure of a neighborhood bike ride.

David’s classic instrumental sound, overlaid with the beautiful voices of the All-American Boys Chorus, brings this poignant memory to life, and is fittingly described by David as his most heartfelt and personal composition in a career that spans four decades.

The Armstrong Theater in Torrance, CA is the venue for this very special concert. Tickets can be purchased on the Asia America Youth Symphony web site — https://aasymphony.org/2016-order-tickets/ .

Read more at  https://www.facebook.com/davidbenoitmusic/

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Asia America Youth Symphony Concert This Sunday!

On Sunday, May 15, the AAYS will be at the Armstrong Theatre in their annual performance at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

The season finale for our season will take place on Saturday, June 25 will feature a new and upcoming concert pianist, Karin Nagano.

Don’t miss this great season. You can order tickets now.

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David Benoit Plays for new movie: The Peanuts Movie

David Benoit, the Music Director for the Asia America Youth Symphony plays piano for the new Peanuts movie, released on November 6, 2015.

There is also a review of the movie in the Hollywood Reporter

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AASA Announces 13th Orchestral Composition Competition

AASA is pleased to announce the 13th Orchestra Composition Competition, open to young composers up through 19 years of age. Applications and audio CD demos are due April 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

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2015 David Benoit Dinner and Concert at PVGC

This year, AASA and the Palos Verdes Golf Club (PVGC) are pleased to present a concert featuring our Music Director, David Benoit. The concert will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at PVGC. It will also include a few very desirable auction items, so come prepared to bid on them. Tickets are now on sale for only $100. Please register here.

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2015 Tennis Tournament

*UPDATE* The Tennis Tournament is now oversubscribed and closed. Thank you to all of our participants this year. **

The AASA 2015 Tennis Tournament will be separate from the golf tournament this year. The tennis tournament will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. As a bonus this year, there will also be a concert featuring our Music Director, David Benoit following the tennis. The price is $135 for tennis and the dinner/concert. Contact the office to register.

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AASA 2015 Golf Registration Open

Registration is open for the AASA 2015 Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the beautiful California Country Club. Click here for more information and to sign up

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AASA 2015 Bravo Awardees Announced

AASA is very pleased to announce the 2015 Bravo Award recipients. They are all celebrated for their community involvement. We call them Community Champions. They are:

  • Carolyn Elliott, Community Supporter
  • D.K. Kim Foundation, Charitable Organization
  • Don Knabe, LA County Supervisor
  • Hiroshima, Contemporary Jazz Group

We will be honoring them this Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Please join us.

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Tickets Available for Earl Klugh Concert

Tickets are now available for the Earl Klugh concert featuring the Grammy-winning virtuoso guitarist with the Asia America Youth Symphony, conducted by David Benoit. This will be an evening of classical (Beethoven’s 7th Symphony) and Jazz (Klugh and Benoit). Don’t miss this exciting unique experience. For more information, click here, and to buy tickets, click here.

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Save the Date

The Asia America Symphony Association (AASA) is pleased to announce dates for our two major fundraisers for 2015. Please save the date for both of these events.

  • Bravo Awards Gala, Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
  • 20th Annual Golf Tournament, Monday, September 14, 2015 at the California Country Club in Whittier.

We hope to see you at each of these events.

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