ASHEVILLE AMADEUS 2023
Asian Identity in America featuring Kishi Bashi
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023, 8:00 P.M.
Salvage Station’s Indoor Stage
468 Riverside Dr.
Near the River Arts District
Join us for a conversation with Kishi Bashi and filmmaker Liz Sargent about minority identity and racism towards Asians in America. Using songs, film, and photography, we’ll look at a history of Asian representation in media and culture. Kishi Bashi will be sharing clips from his upcoming film release, Omoiyari, a Japanese word which means to have sympathy and compassion towards another person. A universal concept in human interaction that is required for a sustainable society, Kishi Bashi explores how empathy and the lack of it has played key roles in our modern quest for social equality.
General Admission: $25
ASHEVILLE AMADEUS FESTIVAL
Welcome to the new Asheville Amadeus Festival!
Building upon the success of our rock-themed Festival in 2019, the 2023 Festival moves in another exciting new direction, this year celebrating all things Americana with theater, art, music, culinary arts, and more. Featuring banjo superstar Béla Fleck as our Festival Headliner, Kishi Bashi as our Festival Opener, and 25+ partner organizations offering 40+ events throughout this extraordinary ten-day Festival, this is the most ambitious Amadeus in Asheville Symphony history!
There are endless ways to get involved in this year’s Festival, including attending the myriad of free or ticketed events, buying exclusive Amadeus merch, and drinking our exclusive collaborative beer. Click on the link below to learn more about this year’s Festival.