Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra
Established 2011 in the heart of New England, Asian cultural youth symphony orchestra is a joint program created by Asian Cultural Center and Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra. The mission of the orchestra is to promote the values of cultural diversity and community service through music education and outreach performance. Since its establishment, the Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra has successfully performed at numerous venues and occasions across the New England area, many of which helped local charity organizations raise fund for fighting hunger and poverty.
2017 Summer Concert
2017 Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert was held on June 17th, 2017 at the Newton First Baptist Church, MA. Under the leadership of Conductor Jie YANG, featuring cellist Mo MO, the orchestra performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
A graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with renowned American cellist Laurence Lesser, Mo Mo also studied at Yale University School of Music under full scholarship with legendary Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot as one of his youngest pupils. During his study at Yale, Mo Mo was awarded the Aldo Parisot Prize for his achievements in cello playing. He is also a recipient of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award at the Tanglewood Music Center and Beneficent Society Scholarship at New England Conservatory. He is also a top prize winner at the 2016 Schoenfeld International Competition in Harbin, China. Mo Mo is currently studying at Manhattan School of Music in New York under Mr. Phillipe Muller
2017 Winter Concert
On December 10th, 2017, the Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra held the 2017 Winter Concert at the American Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. They performed pieces of music from East and West, featuring the Jasmine Flower, Sanam Rhapsody and Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C Major.
In the concert, the “Triple Concerto” was conducted by Conductor Ming Xiao, and played by Pianist Han CHEN, Violinist Tristan Flores, Cellist Mo Mo, and the Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Xiao Ming is a National 1st Class Artist in China. He is the director, chief conductor and executive president of the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in China. Pianist Han Chen is a distinctive artist whose credentials at a young age already include important prizes in competitions of traditional music as well as increasing respect in the avant-garde. Violinist Tristan Flores is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist. He studies with a merit-based scholarship at Bard College, majoring in Philosophy and Violin Performance. Cellist Mo Mo is a graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston, he also studied at Yale University School of Music under full scholarship with legendary Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot as one of his youngest pupils. Mo Mo is currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music in New York under Mr. Phillipe Muller.
2018 “Music for Food” Benefit Concert
On June 10th, 2018, the Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra held their Annual “Music for Food” Benefit Concert at the Lexington First Parish Church. Under the leadership of Conductor Jie Yang, the orchestra performed a vibrant repertoire with music from East and West. All ticket sales from the concert were donated to support the Lexington Food Bank, MA.
Since its inception in 2011, Asian Cultural Youth Symphony Orchestra has been actively serving the communities. The community outreach performances and Annual Music for Food Benefit concerts have gained recognition for outstanding community volunteerism, musicianship, and arts leadership. In the past years, Music for Food” Benefit Concerts had raised a substantial amount of funds for many needy families in the Boston Areas. Young musicians were able to advance their musical techniques through these performance opportunities. They were excited to work collaboratively through inspired mission and vision and to use their musical talents to make a difference in the lives of others.