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.

Artistic Partners

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.