Pianist Alpin Hong is returning to Edmonds next week for a three-day residency with local schools. Approximately 60 middle and high school students from across the Edmonds School District will be mentored by Hong in rehearsals and will have the opportunity to take part in the “All-Star Orchestra” that will perform with the artist in his public performance at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Hong’s uniquely humorous and visionary approach to arts education has resulted in artistic residencies worldwide. In recognition of the pianist’s gift for communicating his passion for music to audiences of all ages, the McGraw-Hill Companies honored him with the Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach. His tireless pursuit to find, inspire and collaborate with talents in every community results in unforgettable presentations that both expand worlds and hit close to home.
Performances across the globe have earned Hong the reputation as a modern-day Pied Piper. His combination of technique and humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. Rooted in extensive classical training and a background in skateboarding, snowboarding and martial arts, Alpin Hong is a creative force unmatched in his boundless energy.
Tickets to Alpin Hong’s ECA performance with the Edmonds All-Star Orchestra are $17-$27, youth/student $15. Visit www.ec4arts.org or call the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595. ECA also offers, via TeenTix, $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office on the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.