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Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

5011 Bernie Whitebear Way

Seattle, WA 98199

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Free Outdoor Music and Dance Concert in Discovery Park

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Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

‘Discover Music in the Park’ invites the whole community to experience music, dance and nature in Discovery Park to enjoy a unique collaborations between prominent Seattle classical music ensembles and dance companies, featuring Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Khambatta Dance Company, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Bella Sala String Quartet and Seattle Phonographers Union.


Grieg – Three Symphonic Dances
Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (mvts 3 and 4)
Lake Union Civic Orchestra with Khambatta Dance Company

Shu-Hwei Shi – Song from Fishers Boat Under the Evening Glow
Rachmaninoff – G minor Prelude
Debussy – Beau Soir
Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel
Erika Pierson, Cello; Annie Chang-Center, Piano with Kaleidoscope Dance Company

Kam Morrill – Quartet No. 3 “Schwanengesang” (mvt 2)
Borodin – Quartet No. 2 in D major (mvt 3)
Bella Sala String Quartet (Pamela Liu, Violin I; Annie Chang-Center, Violin II; Jenn Glenn-Shoval, Viola; Erika Pierson, Cello) with Khambatta Dance Company

Recorded nature sounds of Seattle parks
Seattle Phonographers Union with Kaleidoscope Dance Company

Artists Bios


Artistic Director: Anna Mansbridge

Founded by internationally recognized teacher and choreographer Anne Green Gilbert in 1981, Kaleidoscope is the Pacific Northwest’s unique modern dance company of children between the ages of 7-16. This engaging company has performed for hundreds of thousands of children and adults both locally, nationally and around the world.

In 2014 Anna Mansbridge took over the directorship of the company upon Anne’s retirement. The company continues to delight audiences with their mesmerizing and expressive performances.


Artistic Director: Cyrus Khambatta

Cyrus Khambatta was born in Syracuse, NY to parents of Asian Indian and European decent. He founded Khambatta Dance Company (KDC) while attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied dance and theater.

Beginning at New York University and transforming into an award-winning interna- tional performing and touring company, KDC’s work has been presented in festivals and venues in 15 countries such as The Spoleto Festival USA (USA), The National Center for the Performing Arts (Mumbai, India), The National Choreographic Center (Tour, France) and The Vancouver and San Francisco International Dance Festivals among many others.


Pamela Liu, violin, Annie Chang-Center, violin, Jennifer Glenn Shoval, viola, Erika Pierson, cello

The musicians of Bella Sala first met at a chamber music reading party in 2010. The ladies hit it o so well they decided to play a concert for charity. Their first concert benefitted Academy of Music Northwest and was held at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle on February 16, 2011. It was a tremendous success. Since then, Bella Sala performs several concerts each year, with the commitment to donate at least one of these annual concerts to charity. Charities they have supported include Hopelink, Seattle Humane Society, the International Rescue Committee and Sophia Way.

The quartet has also soloed with Pacifica Chamber Orchestra and has taken part in multiple concert series, including the Wayward Music Series, Brown Bag Lunch and first Sunday Concert Series in Yakima, and the Eastgate Chamber Festival.


Music Director: Christophe Chagnard

The Lake Union Civic Orchestra is dedicated to the exploration and performance of symphonic and chamber music with energy and passion; and to sharing that experience with individuals and organizations throughout the community. LUCO is a largely volunteer-run, Seattle-based community orchestra distinguished by superb musicianship, low ticket prices, friendly atmosphere, central location of concerts, and exciting, in- novative programming.

Each season, LUCO presents five full orchestra concerts and a chamber music recital. We focus on presenting ‘the standards’ as well as lesser known works. Music critic Christopher DiLaurenti wrote, “LUCO’s concerts have a homey feel missing from most classical music gigs; before the show, people laugh an chat casually as if at home. Yet when the music begins, the audience’s attention becomes steadfast and quieter than most other orchestral performances I attend.” (The Stranger, January, 2008)


The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective of artists from various disciplines who record and present the sounds of the world in concerts, radio programs, CDs, and other events. SPU perform by improvising in real time with unprocessed field recordings and each performance is specifically created for, and motivated by, the location.

SPU convene to explore the ways in which we recognize, di erentiate, map and navigate our sonic environment. Our intent is to move beyond habitual experience of sound and uncover what is foreign in the familiar and familiar about the foreign;
to explore what we hear and relearn what we know. Some sounds will be familiar; others less so. Both novel and familiar sounds will be juxtaposed in ways unique to each event. Our intent is to investigate and enrich both our intuitive and analytical relationship with sound. The goal is not to excite, confuse or entertain per se, but to attend to the world, which is much more detailed and diverse than any one person’s perception of it.

The Seattle Phonographers Union has been awarded a grant to participate in the City of Seattle’s “Put the Arts in Parks” program for 2016.


'Discover Music in the Park Needs your Immediate Help!

The making of this free concert is not free. Discover Music in the Park has committed to significant expenses to produce this community event, including rental fees for Daybreak Star Cultural Center, rental of stages and canopies, artists fees, printing, advertising and marketing, and a sound system. This exciting event is partially funded by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Funds, and depends on many volunteer hours and matching donations.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation today to get us over the finish line by visiting:

Your tax-deductible donations, and volunteer hours will be matched by the City. We appreciate your support to this exciting project and to promoting Arts in Seattle public parks.

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