Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

All Classical Portland’s diverse playlist includes music by Asian/Pacific American composers and musicians all year round. During the month of May, we are recognizing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by celebrating some of the most extraordinary contributions to classical music by Asian/Pacific American composers.

Read on for some of the highlights you’ll hear this month when you tune in at 89.9FM in Portland or listen online at

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Guest Host Ed Goldberg will celebrate Sunday Brunch on May 2nd with the traditional Chinese song “Spring Flowers in the Moonlit Night on the River” played by Lang Lang and Fan Wei as well as favorites by Nkeiru Okoye and Sicong Ma.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, hosts Christa Wessel and Andrea Murray highlight Portland pianist Susan Chan, guitarist Xuefei Yang, and the traditional Korean song, “Arirang”.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Concert Hall 

Host John Pitman shares a celebration of composers of Asian heritage. The program will include “Toward the Sea II” by Tōru Takemitsu, Unsuk Chin’s Violin Concerto, “The Stream Flows” by Bright Sheng, and more!

Throughout the month of May

Host Andrea Murray will feature works by Karen Tanaka, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, and Chinary Ung.

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