Bryant Park

Arts & Culture

Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA and Shoko Nagai's TOKALA

Special edition of Bryant Park Presents features artists from the Far East.

Ryan Muir

The impressive range of musical genres offered by Bryant Park Presents widens even more on Friday, August 11 when we offer a special double-bill that includes the â��Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA performing a free concert, followed by a performance by Shoko Nagai’s TOKALA.

Affiliated with the Asian Cultural Center, the Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA is composed of music professionals and lovers in the Greater New York Area. Most members of the orchestra are trained in higher education institutions of music, of which more than half of them graduated from The Julliard School. The orchestra has performed throughout the United States, including concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, New York’s City Hall, the United Nations Headquarters, and The United States Capitol.

Shoko Nagai’s TOKALA explores the ancient connection between Japan and the Middle East via the silk road, where cultural exchange left an imprint that is integral to Japanese culture.

This special evening runs from 7pm-9:15pm. It’s part of the Bryant Park Presents program, so we invite you to make a complete evening of it at Friday Picnics. Eat up at our pop-up food market curated by Hester Street Fair, then borrow a blanket from us and spread out on the Lawn to enjoy the performance. 

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