WQXR Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

Thursday, May 26, 2022
7 – 8:30PM

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Month and WQXR is celebrating with a program of works composed and performed by artists of Asian descent. Performers include the celebrated tenor Nicholas Phan and pianist Myra Huang, who will perform works on the theme of immigration and migration. Pianist Donna Weng Friedman will play works by Beata Moon and Chinary Ung, cellist Sophie Shao and pianist Anna Polonsky present a piece by composer Lei Liang, and instrumentalist JIJI will delight us with her guitar mastery and award winning Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo will perform music for spiritual awakening

Hosted by WQXR’s Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President, Ed Yim.

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Yungchen Lhamo, voice
Om Mani Padme Hung

Sophie Shao and Anna Polonsky, cello and piano
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major Op. 20, No. 1
Lei Liang: Feng for Solo Cello

Donna Weng Friedman, piano
Beata Moon: Prelude
Chinary Ung: Space Between the Fish and the Moon

JiJi, guitar
Nicky Sohn: The Last Smile of Love
Roland Dyens: Tango en skai
Isaac Albeniz: Asturias

Nicholas Phan and Myra Huang, voice and piano
Franz Schubert: Aus Heliopolis I, D 753
Missy Mazzoli: “The World Within Me Is Too Small from Song” from the Uproar
Rebecca Clarke: Up-Hill
Errollyn Wallen: My Feet May Take a Little While

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