Asian and Pacific Island Heritage
WXXI is proud to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Through our on-air music programming, and in profiles and interviews, WXXI Classical will shine a light on prominent musicians here and abroad.
In video interviews, you’ll meet David Chin, a conductor who’s sharing his passion for Bach in Malaysia as well as Mimi Hwang, a Rochester cellist and Eastman professor recently named the chair of the national network for ensemble music professionals, Chamber Music America. We’ll check in with two women composers: Korean-American performer and educator Beata Moon, and Chinese-American Wang Jie, who’s worked and thrived during the lockdown in New York City.