Special Event

KHMERASPORA

Apr 29, 2023

4PM Night Market - 5PM Performance (7PM Performance is SOLD OUT)

"Night Market" on the Theater Plaza starts at 4:00 PM
Both performances are SOLD OUT.

For more information and tickets call the Symphony box office at (562) 436-3203 ext. 1

Long Beach Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Generously Sponsored By:

Bank of America

Miller Foundation

Port of Long Beach

Los Angeles County Arts & Culture

Farmers & Merchants Bank

KHMERASPORA

Apr 29, 2023 4PM Night Market - 5PM Performance (7PM Performance is SOLD OUT)

Eckart Preu, Conductor

praCh Ly,

This is a Free, community event presented by Long Beach Symphony. The evening will start at 4pm on the Long Beach Terrace Theater Plaza delighting participants in the enjoyable “Night Market” spirit. Take part in this event that includes a variety of foods for purchase, as well as entertainment, curated artistic installations on display in the theater lobby,  and good fun. Two concerts will take place, at 5PM and 7PM as entertainment continues on the Plaza till 9PM.

Written and directed by the world-renowned Cambodian American rapper, praCh, KHMERASPORA is a musical performance that tells the Cambodian American experience. Featuring three world premieres by internationally renowned Cambodian composer, Chinary Ung, this artistic collaboration unites musicians from Long Beach Symphony conducted by Music Director Eckart Preu, and Cambodian instrumentalists, dancers, and singers. A documentary film by award-winning filmmaker Caylee So memorializes the project and videographer Robert Chhaing-Carleton’s video will ensure that KHMERASPORA has a global presence and impact.

 

Artistic Partners

Eckart Preu, conductor

Musicians of Long Beach Symphony

praCh Ly, writer, producer, director, performer

Chinary Ung, composer

Mea Lath, dance choreographer

Chhom Nimol, singer

Chrysanthe Tan, violinist

Kaitlyn Mady, flutist

Kalean Ung, actress

Modern Apsara, Cambodian dancer ensemble

Ho Chan Ensemble, Cambodian instrumentalists

REVIEWS!

 

This program is part of Long Beach Symphony’s Musical Bridges, a community engagement initiative that celebrates the artistry of the many diverse communities in Long Beach through free, collaborative multicultural performances.

Long Beach Symphony's Musical Bridges

 

Eckart Preu, Conductor

Eckart Preu (Eck-art Proy) began his tenure as Music Director of Long Beach Symphony in 2017. Critics, the orchestra, and audiences alike have celebrated his ability to combine well-loved masterworks with rare or newer works in programs offering dimension, sophistication, and spirit. Preu also currently serves as …

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praCh Ly,

Writer, Director, Performer. An internationally renowned, critically acclaimed, award-winning artist, his debut album is the first #1 rap album in Cambodia. Newsweek proclaimed him as “The First Cambodian Rap Star.” Through masterful lyrics of powerful rap music, his music not only entertains but also educates. His …

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