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.
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.
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.
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!