Apollo Chamber Players presents Phoenix Ascending
In Vietnamese folklore, the mythical bird the Phoenix represents regeneration, reconciliation, and rebirth. Apollo Chamber Players and guests will present a season-finale concert celebrating Vietnamese culture and symbolizing the power of music to build bridges and to promote peace and understanding.
The program features three contemporary composers sharing common ideals yet hailing from different backgrounds: Vũ Nhât Tân, with the world premiere of a commission for string quartet and đàn bầu (20x2020 No. 14); Kimo Williams, a Vietnam veteran-turned composer; and Alexandra du Bois, a brilliant Millennial composer passionate about human rights. Emmy Award-winning đàn bầu musician Vanessa Võ and innovative woodwind ensemble WindSync join as special guests.