Smooth Jazz Group Hiroshima Joins Asia America Symphony Orchestra
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
About the Ticket Supplier: Asia America Symphony AssociationThe ASIA AMERICA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is dedicated to opening artistic and cultural borders throughout Southern California by fusing the music of east and west in innovative, exciting ways. Under the guidance of its conductor and music director David Benoit, the Symphony is currently striking out in bold new directions, inviting new Asian artists as well as prominent ones from abroad who may not be known to local audiences, combining performances of jazz and classical compositions within the same program, and introducing traditional Asian instruments into traditional western classical performances in very non-traditional ways.
The Symphony originated in 1961 as the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra of Los Angeles, a community ensemble of union and non-union musicians. Founder Dr. Akira Kikukawa served as its conductor for three decades. In 1991, under the direction of former Los Angeles Philharmonic violist and assistant conductor Heiichiro Ohyama, it became a fully professional orchestra and was renamed the Japan America Symphony Orchestra. To better reflect the diversity of Los Angeles' growing Asian population, it was renamed the Asia America Symphony Orchestra in 1995. Renowned pianist and composer David Benoit was appointed Music Director and Conductor in 2001, and in the same year he formed the Asia America Youth Orchestra to provide young musicians up to age 18 with an innovative training program to develop their talents and prepare for multi-faceted careers as orchestra musicians.
Maestro David Benoit and the Asia America Symphony Orchestra have presented programs from Gershwin to Dvorak, Copland to Mozart, and Bernstein to Beethoven including the critically acclaimed "Bridging USA & Japan concert" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring the complete reading of Beethoven's Symphony #9 and joined by four outstanding soloists and a chorus of 400. Performances with world-class musicians include Lea Salonga, Keiko Matsui, Hiroshima, Jon Nakamatsu, Sadao Watanabe, and Dave Koz, to name a few.