MOON FESTIVAL

traditional and contemporary music from Vietnam, Korea and China

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FRIDAY 13 September

7pm

ASHFIELD TOWN HALL

$20

Moon Festival

An evening of traditional and contemporary Asian Australian culture.

This event celebrates the Moon Festival, commonly observed in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Our all-star cast includes SBS TV’s Andy Trieu, classical guitarist extraordinaire Ngọc-tuấn Hoàng, koto master Satsuki Oodamura.

Pipa virtuoso Lulu Liu explores uncharted sonic territories with Dr Ivan Zavada and electric bassist Rory Knott and concludes with Dr Nicholas Ng’s composition for 16 young cello virtuosos with the Suzuki Cello Institute (Takao Mizushima) soprano Carina Li and DJ Flygirl Tee.

Opening Ceremony - 6 -7pm - Free
Concert - 7- 8.30pm - $20

In partnership with Inner West Council


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Artists

Ngoc-Tuan Hoang

One of the most celebrated Vietnamese guitarists. He is also a composer, writer, poet, playwright, literary editor, translator, teacher, and human rights activist. His musical output includes many songs, orchestral works, incidental music for theatrical productions and, especially, solo guitar works. Many of his guitar compositions have become iconic among virtuoso guitarists in Vietnam.

Since his arrival in Australia as a political refugee, one of the boat people from Vietnam in 1983, Ngoc-Tuan Hoang has published and edited many literary works and established Tien Ve, the most prominent online centre for Vietnamese literature and arts.

He has also been involved in various musical activities, working as composer and performer with many organisations, including the Seymour Group, the Citymoon Contemporary Theatre and the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra.

Satsuki Odamura

A master of the Koto. A representative of the Koto Music Institute of Australia, Satsuki has pioneered the introduction of teaching & performing on this ancient Japanese instrument since her arrival in Australia. Satsuki has performed with critical success in Japan, Europe, the USSR, the United States, South East Asia and of course Australiais a master of the Koto. A representative of the Koto Music Institute of Australia, Satsuki has pioneered the introduction of teaching & performing on this ancient Japanese instrument since her arrival in Australia. Satsuki has performed with critical success in Japan, Europe, the USSR, the United States, South East Asia and of course Australia

Dr Nicholas Ng 

A composer/performer who has appeared at Sydney Opera House, Merkin Concert Hall (New York) and at festivals such as KunstenFESTIVALdesarts (Brussels), Melbourne International Arts Festival, OzAsia Festival (Adelaide) and Push Festival (Vancouver). He is passionate about meditation, spirituality and healing through sound, and has been involved in the Sydney Sacred Music Festival since 2012.

Lu Liu

Lulu, is an internationally renowned virtuoso on the pipa (4-stringed Chinese lute). Lulu has appeared extensively in China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong as. Highlights include “On the Wire” (BBC Radio), “Play me a story – Nutcracker” at Sydney Opera House, and the World Peace Festival in South Korea with an audience of 7000.