Celebration of Day of Remembrance, Black History Month

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Asian American Orchestra will present the East Bay premiere of “Go For Broke!,” honoring the World War II vets who served and died for their country while their families were imprisoned in concentration camps, and are joined by VOAD to perform a sneak preview of “Down by the Riverside: Requiem for a King,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

Commissioned by the Wattis Foundation and Inter Music SF (Friends of Chamber Music), “Down by the Riverside” is an inclusionary instrumental and vocal multi-movement jazz work scored for the Asian American Orchestra, which is composed of contemporary Western and traditional Asian instruments, and vocals.