Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Highlights

May 11, 2024, 11:00 am

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Left to right: Zarin Mehta, Tan Dun, cherry blossoms in Japan.

To mark Asian-American and Pacific Island Heritage Month, Introductions features young performers in music with Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean influences.


Reena Esmail: Varsha
Ma’ayan Kertcher, cello
First broadcast July 15, 2023.

Tan Dun: Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1:
No. 3, Herdboy’s Song
No. 7, Floating Clouds
No. 8, Sunrain
Samuel Lam, piano
First broadcast July 8, 2023.

Traditional Japanese: Sakura Sakura; Hana
Sophia Katsma, voice; Hanna Oyasu, flute; Beilin Han, piano
First broadcast May 13, 2023.

Mischa Zupko: Bluebird
Samuel Kim, piano
First broadcast September 9, 2023.

Mischa Zupko: Mong-geum-po-taryung (몽금포타령)
Julia Kim, violin; Elizabeth Vaughan, piano
First broadcast December 2, 2023.

Manuel de Falla-Zarin Mehta: Scenes from The Three-Cornered Hat
Zarin Mehta, piano
First broadcast March 30, 2024.