Music

Gamelan Tunas Mekar at the Aurora Central Library

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Educational, Music | 0 comments

Presented by the Aurora Music Teachers Association Music & Dance of Bali Friday, March 10th, 10:30 AM Aurora Public Library | 14949 E Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012 FREE and open to the public Enjoy this entertaining and educational presentation of Balinese music and dance, and learn more about the Aurora Music Teachers Association. Tunas Mekar will perform traditional and new music of Bali using the gamelan angklung instruments. Included will be a demonstration of the instruments, music and technique, plus a Q&A. Doors at 10:30 AM. The performance will start shortly after...

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Happy Year of the Rooster!

Posted on Jan 28, 2017 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, celebrations, China, Dance, Educational, Family Fun, Food, Music | 0 comments

2017 Colorado Chinese New Year Saturday, January 28th 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM Presented by: Chinese American Foundation of Colorado Confucius Institute at Community College of Denver Denver Chinese School  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM:       Cultural Fair, Taste of China and Marketplace Authentic Chinese food, cultural displays, entertainment, music, artworks and crafts, calligraphy, traditional costumes, children’s games and more 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:         Celebration Show Enjoy two hours of first-class on-stage shows by award-winning professional artists performing Acrobats, Beijing opera, magic, soprano and Chinese music; and by the talented DCS students, teachers and parents performing choir and dances; and everyone’s favorite, the lion dance and Kung Fu demonstration. Citypoint Church | 200 So. University Blvd. | Denver, CO  80209 | near Cherry Creek Mall  Tickets:  $25/General Admission | $50/Golden Circle | Online Tickets… PDF...

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It’s an Island Party, Nov. 30

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 in #auroraasian, APA, Arts & Culture, celebrations, Food, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

The Partnership is holding it’s annual Holiday Friends Gathering on Wed., Nov. 30th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM, and this year we’ll enjoy an island party at the Aurora History Museum, featuring a catered dinner by Chef Leah Eveleigh and Hawaiian music. Chef Leah won Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen season two (2014) and is planning an island-themed dinner buffet.  She is also donating her Cutthroat Kitchen apron to the Partnership’s silent auction.  Other items include a hand-painted porcelain Dragonware tea set, a painting by artist Virginia Stonebarger (1926), and more. $35/person RSVP to the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695 Pay in advance:  call the museum, (303) 739-6660 Pay at the door, but please call the staff office to RSVP. It’s not a party without YOU! Download the announcement (PDF) for more information… Like our Facebook page: ...

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Ready to Global Fest?

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Educational, Food, International, Music, Pacific Islands, Youth | 0 comments

Do you like food, fashion, fun and free?  Aurora’s Global Fest 2016 is just around the corner, and the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership will be there ready to celebrate the diversity of our beloved community.  Partnership Co-Chair Chance Horiuchi and a team of many volunteers have been coordinating the fashion show.  “We are excited and so grateful that you all can represent your countries and diverse cultures,” Chance said as she puts the finishing touches on her part of the event. There will be much more than fashion, so read more at this link… Plan your Saturday now:  August 20th, 1-7PM, Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn.  There will be entertainment, a marketplace with international booths and local beers with an international influence.  Prefer to be where it’s a little cooler?  The Aurora History Museum will be open, with global demonstrations and entertainment indoors, too....

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Attend TEA’s “Fermata” May 30th and Support the Partnership

Posted on May 11, 2015 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Family Fun, Music, Theatre | 0 comments

MORE DATES ADDED: Buy one ticket at $30 or two for $50 to one of the two following performances, and ALL PROCEEDS go to the Partnership!   The following performances benefit the Partnership: Fri., May 22nd, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Wed., May 20th) Sat., May 23rd, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 21st) Sun., May 24th, 2:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Fri., May 22nd) Fri., May 29th, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Wed., May 27th) Sat., May 30th, 2:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 28th) Sat., May 30th, 7:30 PM (purchase from the Partnership by Thurs., May 28th)  RESERVATIONS: 303-326-8695 or online:  www.crowdrise.com/AAPCP-TEA-MAY2015 Tickets must be purchased directly through the Partnership in order to benefit the Partnership. Your name and the name of your guests on the Partnership guest list will be your ticket. = = = = = Dear Friends of the Partnership, Reserve your seat TODAY for the upcoming production of Fermata: Saturday, May 30th, 2:30 PM Aurora Cultural Arts District Gallery Theatre 1400 Dallas Street, Aurora, CO  80010 Theatre Esprit Asia presents Fermata, a play written and produced by our own Partnership member and the Founder & Co-Artistic Director of TEA, Maria Cheng.  The plan is to raise some money for the Partnership while supporting the region’s premier APA theatre company.  However, if you purchase the tickets through TEA, the Partnership does not receive the benefit. Please let us know as soon as possible – if this is something you plan to do. Purchase for one admission is $30, or, $50 for two.  The Partnership keeps 100% of the proceeds. Tickets must be purchased by Tues., May 26th.  By ‘tickets’ what I mean is MAKE A RESERVATION through the Partnership in one of two ways: Call the Partnership staff office, (303) 326-8695 or Pay online at crowdrise.com/AAPCP-TEA-MAY2015 Maria is at it again with another world premiere of her original dramedy, Fermata, a play featuring 4 world class musicians, 3 generations of women, 2 mentally blocked virtuosos and 1 brilliant neurosurgeon who just isn’t good enough! This work explores with humor and grace the price one pays to pursue the sublime and the cost when one follows, or doesn’t, one’s authentic self. Inspired by the real life stories of pianist Van Cliburn, violinist Isaac Stern and super conductors Carlos Kleiber and Claudio Abbado, this drama/comedy unfolds with humor and grace in a lush Italian villa, where three generations of brilliant female Chinese musicians meet to celebrate the matriarch’s 80th birthday. Secrets, jealousies, lost dreams and future hopes collide. “(Fermata is)…engaging and subtle…loaded with rich ideas about artistic legacy, familial love, a father’s failings…Cheng is a formidable force.” — Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post (5/19/15) See all the details...

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The Power of Community – March 2nd

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

The Power of Community – March 2nd

“THE POWER OF COMMUNITY” Documentary Celebration Party featuring an afternoon of Balinese Music & Dance with Gamelan Tunas Mekar Under the direction of Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan with guest Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni Sunday, March 2nd | 1:00 – 3:00 PM The Mercury Cafe | 2199 California Street, Denver TICKETS: $5 General Admission, children 12 and under are FREE RSVP at: www.facebook.com/events/1409987759251641 Join Tunas Mekar at The Mercury Cafe for An Afternoon of Balinese Music & Dance and a celebration of the upcoming launch of our Indiegogo project “The Power of Community: Documenting 25 Years of an American Gamelan Ensemble”. Our project focuses on the group’s origins, history, longevity, challenges in maintaining an all volunteer community ensemble, and plans for the future as our journey passes to a new generation. Videotaping of interviews and research into historical documents and photos is already well underway. An important aspect of this transition is bringing our current members to Bali to introduce them to the energy that captivated our founding members in 1990 and for the current ensemble to experience the cohesion of studying and performing together in Bali. This experience will provide a deeper understanding of Balinese culture through performing at secular and sacred events, and by reconnecting with the group’s established Balinese community. Tunas Mekar is looking for public support in raising $95,000 toward this important project. Join us at this celebratory event where we will feature new and traditional instrumental pieces and dance pieces performed with the ensemble’s gamelan angklung instruments along with a screening of our campaign promotion video. We will also have on display historical photos, postcards and...

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