YMF Connections Festival

FRIDAY, April 13

Join Us for Concert, Community Arts Celebration

YMF's inaugural Connections Festival will take place Friday, April 13, 2018, in downtown L.A. at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) courtyard and adjacent Aratani Theatre, 244. S San Pedro St. We're "connecting" the two key parts of our organization, the Debut Chamber Orchestra (DCO) and Teaching Artist Program (TAP), at the event with a Community Arts Festival followed by a concert titled 死 (shi) — The Music of Flying Lotus.

The Community Festival

During the Community Arts Festival in the JACCC courtyard, from 5 to 8 p.m., TAP students will perform music of all kinds: orchestra, chamber, drumline, chorus, guitar and even capoeira. YMF partners will share their work and mission with guests at interactive booths, including Street Poets, Levitt Pavilion L.A., HNDP, Homeboy Industries and Councilman José Huizar's' office. Food trucks will be available.

The Concert

At 8 p.m., the DCO, for the final concert of its 2017/18 season, will perform 死 (shi) — The Music of Flying Lotus, featuring music from L.A.-based DJ, electronic musician and film director Flying Lotus' album You're Dead!alongside the works of Benjamin Britten and Igor Stravinsky. The concert was conceived by DCO conductor Yuga Cohler and composer-arranger Stefan Cwik (former classmates at The Juilliard School). 死, or “shi,” means “death" in Japanese. This will be the final concert for Cohler with the DCO, ending his three-year tenure leading the orchestra.

Admission is a $10 suggested donation. Registration required at www.ymf.org/events.




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For more information or inquiries, please contact Carol Onaga at (213) 628-2725 or onaga@jaccc.org.