November 2, 2019
Crossing Asian America
MUSIC: BROOKLYN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra performs contemporary works by Masatora Goya and Chen Yihan (both composers based in New York City), featuring special guests and traditional instruments such as koto, erhu, guzheng, and pipa, in addition to works highlighting the BSO's strings.
Explore the newly reopened Arts of China galleries and get an inside look at the special exhibition One: Xu Bing with Susan L. Beningson, Assistant Curator, Asian Art.
Take inspiration from the calligraphy in Arts of Asia and create your own works on paper with brushpens. 330 free tickets in Hands-On Art line at Admissions at 5 pm.
PERFORMANCE: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
The Metropolitan Opera previews Philip Glass’s Akhnaten with performances by star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Gandini Juggling, and the Philip Glass Institute at the New School’s College of Performing Arts.
FILM: MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING
Mountains That Take Wing (C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, 2009, 97 min.) compiles thirteen years of intimate conversation between activists Angela Y. Davis and Yuri Kochiyama about their lives, struggles, and shared passion for liberation. Akemi Kochiyama, community organizer and granddaughter of Yuri Kochiyama, introduces the film. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 5 pm.
POETRY READING: BROOKLYN POETS
Brooklyn Poets celebrates Walt Whitman—whose Brooklyn heritage inspires the organization and our special exhibition One: Xu Bing—with readings by Diannely Antigua, Mark Doty, and Jessica Greenbaum, hosted by Brooklyn Poets Executive Director Jason Koo.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Brooklyn, singer-songwriter and guitarist Reonda performs indie rock in both English and Cantonese.
COMMUNITY TALK: THE W.O.W. PROJECT
Representatives from The W.O.W. Project (named for Chinatown’s oldest store, Wing on Wo & Co., which houses the initiative) share their mission: nurturing the future of Chinatown, and preserving its rich cultural history. Space is limited and seating is first come, first served.
TEEN POP-UP GALLERY TALKS
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about works on view in the Arts of Japan galleries.
Collective BUBBLE_T hosts a night where “Asians rule but everybody’s welcome” with DJ sets by Tito Vida and Stevie Huynh; Clara Lu performing “The Butterfly Lovers” on guzheng; and Walang Hiya NYC, “Pilipinx shapeshifters of the diaspora.”
COMEDY: LAUGHTER IN THE CITY
Catch a lineup of emerging comedians that are furthering Asian identities and perspectives in the comedy world, with Fumi Abe, Karen Chee, Saurin Choksi, Aidan Park, and Irene Tu. Presented in partnership with NYLaughs. 330 free tickets in Auditorium line at Admissions at 7:30 pm.
MUSIC: NEW OPTIMISM
New Optimism, the latest project from shapeshifting artist Miho Hatori, draws from pop, electro, hip-hop, dancehall, and experimental music to conjure playful sounds.