7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre
Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum
Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa
Finale:Thanks to all of our dancers, audience, sponsors and volunteers
Dr. Alek Choo, President of the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society and a senior research scientist in Barely , is grateful to have the supports and assistance of his committed Board of Directors, Robert Yip (Chair, Asian Heritage Month Organizing Committee), Hien-Minh Le ( Secretary), Jennifer Ho (Treasurer and event organizer), Kenichi Araki (webmaster), Richard Chung (sponsorship), Sjarif Ismail (Co-Founder and special adviser), John Kim (outstanding Gala ticket promoter), Melisa Kamibayashi (strong supporter), Mary Lee (event organizer), Mai Nguyen (event organizer), Dr. Brian Yamashita (event organizer), Carol Reichert (ex officio and event organizer) and Ninik Asmono (ex officio and liason to the Indonesian embassy)
Big THANKs to each one of them and their family members.
Special thanks to Deddy Hendarna, our stage manager assistant, Edwin Lee, our special photographer and Claude Faucon, our Production and Stage Manager!
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