Show starts at 8pm and ends around 11pm -Scott Tang (vocals, keyboard, laptop) with Eugene Kim (electric guitar), Quincy Surasmith (backup vocals) and Helen Hua (backup vocals) -George Shaw (string trio w/ keyboard) -Mary Rose Go (guitar, spoken word) -Louis Hale (spoken word) -Ted Ushirogata (magic) -Jansen William Cudal (ukulele, songs) Hosted by Narhee Ahn
Come check out the most innovative mix of musical styles and instruments between classical Chinese and contemporary Western styled music! Award-winning up-and-comers, Paul Kwo and George Shaw have created an original concert blending Eastern and Western sounds. The two composers will be accompanied by a talented ensemble of musicians some of whom have worked with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, just to name a few! The fusion of these two genres will introduce the audience to two very distinct experiences. There will be a mix of contemporary music with more traditional Chinese sounds. Don’t miss out on this exciting musical adventure!
The concert features major motion picture oboist Tom Boyd (who has played first oboe on countless favorite film scores of mine: Forest Gump, Castaway, Back to the Future, Titanic, Jurassic Park just to name a few) and pianist Marcelo Cesena join forces with the wonderfully talented cellist Maksim Velichkin and a double bassist flying in from Brazil. They will be performing an evening of film music. Including an original composition of mine that features themes from my score to a romantic drama called PURITY. They will also be performing a John Williams medley that I arranged, which includes: Marion's Theme from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark If We Were in Love from Yes Giorgio Anakin's Theme from Star Wars Love Theme from Superman.
World Premiere of J-OK'EL: LEGEND OF LA LLORONA, conducted by George Shaw, performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra. The Halloween themed program will also feature music by Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, and other notable film composers.
Asian Stories theatrical premiere! I will be at the premiere along with James Kyson Lee (HEROES), Kathy Uyen, Kirt Kishita, Ron Oda (the director), and other cast and crew members for a Q&A after the screening. The movie will be released on DVD on September 2nd. Asian Stories is an amazing feature length film that tells a story unlike any other. Jim is a young closefisted Chinese American living in LA who desperately finds himself with a stack of white flower themed disposable cameras, fleur-de-lis invitations, a number of champagne bottles, and a ten-thousand dollar engagement ring bill. The only thing missing is a bride. In financial debt and miserable for having his fiancé leave two weeks prior to Valentine's day, Jim tries to resurface his dignity and wash away his wretchedness by asking his best friend, a Japanese hitman whose passion for cooking fancy entrees extends far beyond his kitchen, to kill him just in time to miss the Hallmark holiday. With less than four days to live, Jim, while wearing his wedding tuxedo the entire time, treks to the mountains to find his fate, meet a pizza delivery boy with lucky charms, the funeral spot of his choice, and a girl.
Bio: George Shaw is a rapidly rising composer who has worked on Hollywood and independent films. He is a versatile composer with the skill for crafting rich orchestral tapestries as well as producing cutting edge electronic music to match the visual images in movies. George has received 3 best score ...See Full Bio
“Audiences are moved by my closing monologue in LIL TOKYO REPORTER. Thanks, but I credit George Shaw's music.”