Long Beach Symphony Presents KHMERASPORA
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 the Long Beach Symphony conducted by Music Director, Eckart Preu, with 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.
Eckart Preu, conductor
Musicians of the Long Beach Symphony
praCh Ly, writer, producer, director, performer
Chinary Ung, composer
Mea Lath, dance choreographer
Modern Apsara, Cambodian dancer ensemble
Ho Chan Ensemble, Cambodian instrumentalists
Chhom Nimol, singer
Chrysanthe Tan, violinist
Kalean Ung, actress
Caylee So, filmmaker
Robert Chhaing-Carleton, videographer
Part of the Symphony’s MUSICAL BRIDGES community engagement initiative, this free performance is the culmination of a day-long festival celebrating Cambodian food, music and dance with activities on the Terrace Theater Plaza.