Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tonight Grawemeyer Award-Winning American Composer Chinary Ung To Help Open Major Khmer Sacred Art Exhibition In Nation's Capital

Chinary Ung will be on hand for this full evening of his unusual music. Born in Cambodia, he is the first American composer to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award.

His most recent works include Rising Light, a large work for double choruses, piano, soloists and orchestra and commissioned by the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, Texas, Radiant Samadhi, a choral work for the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, and SPIRAL XII "Space Between Heaven and Earth" premiered by The Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:30 pm
Da Capo Chamber Players with guests Soprano Lucy Shelton and others
Freer Gallery - Meyer Auditorium, Smithsonian
First come, first seated for remaining tickets
Pre-concert gallery tour, East Meets West. 6:45 pm

Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia

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