Announcing the AASA 2019 Tennis Tournament and Dinner Concert

We are pleased to announce that the Asia America Symphony Association’s annual Tennis Tournament and Dinner concert will be taking place on Sunday, November 17th at the Palos Verdes Tennis Club and Peninsula Racquet Club. Dinner and an Awards Banquet, featuring a concert by David Benoit, will follow at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.

The flyer for the concert may be viewed here.

Register for the Tennis tournament here.

To register for the Dinner and Concert only, click here.

Pacific Vision Symphony Audition Results

We are pleased to announce that auditions to join the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony (formerly the Asia America Youth Symphony) for its 2020 season, held on September 6th through the 9th, were a huge success!

Results have been sent out to applicants in the mail.

Notes Bring Hope August 3rd Event with Partners for Pediatric Vision

Notes Bring Hope hosted an event for children from Partners for Pediatric Vision on August 3, 2019. Participants received group music instruction from ukulele instructor Marianne Matsuda and AASA volunteers as well as a new ukulele to keep so that they can share the gift of music with their friends and family. 

Announcing Auditions for the Pacific Vision Youth Symphony

Formerly known as the Asia America Youth Symphony, we are pleased to announce that auditions for the 2020 Season will be taking place from September 5th through September 8th.

2019 Bravo Awards Gala Save the Date: Sunday, June 16th

AASA is pleased to announce that at 5 PM on Sunday, June 16th, we will be honoring Helen Ota, Gail Gerding-Mellert, and The Roland Corporation our 2019 Bravo Awards Gala at the LA Grand Hotel Downtown.

An Evening with OLETA ADAMS – June 29th, 2019

Saturday June 29, 2019 – 8:00 PM: Benefit concert featuring our guest artist OLETA ADAMS who has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy. Also featured on the program is a special tribute to great jazz pianists by David Benoit and the Asia America
Youth Symphony Orchestra.

AASA and Ryman Arts Present: MUSIC ON CANVAS

On May 5th, the Asia America Youth Symphony will perform “An American In Paris” while artists from Ryman Arts create inspired artworks on stage.

Ryman Arts is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established in 1990 that creates access and opportunity for young artists through free studio art skills training and mentoring. Ryman Arts has educated thousands of Southern California teens from over 190 communities and provided outreach to over 20,000 inner city students. Students choose to attend Saturdays at California State University, Fullerton or Sundays at Otis College of Art & Design. Almost all Ryman Arts graduates go on to college, many alumni work in the creative industries, and all are poised for personal success.

“EAST MEETS WEST” Concert: May 5th, 2019

Founder, Music Director, & Conductor DAVID BENOIT leads the multi-talented
ASIA AMERICA YOUTH SYMPHONY through a varied program featuring Asian (EAST) and American (WEST) music. This marks the orchestra’s 17th annual Spring concert and will feature the following: George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Japanese, The Surfin’ Medley arranged by David Benoit, Alexander Borodin’s In The Steppes of Central Asia, David Benoit’s Soul to Seoul , and a brand new selection composed by maestro Benoit for flute and piano, which will receive its world premiere!

Go no further than the South Bay to hear and experience the beautiful music of East meets West!

Liquid Lunch with TJ Brinjak: 01/22/2019

On Tuesday, January 22nd from Noon to 1:30 PM Solo Guitarist TJ Brinjak will be performing at Luna Rossa Ristorante (550 Deep Valley Dr, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274).

One half of the tip-jar for this event will be presented to the Asia America Symphony Association.

View the flyer here.

AAYS Jazz Quartet Set to Perform at Natsumatsuri Family Festival

The AAYS Jazz Quartet is set to be featured performers at the Natsumatsuri Family Festival on August, 18th at the Aratani Central Hall, sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum.

They will be performing from 3:40 PM to 4:00 PM.