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Fine Arts: The Bridging USA and Japan Concert Is an Ode to Japanese Joy

On July 17, the Bridging USA and Japan Concert, culminating with Beethoven’s magnificent 9th Symphony, was staged at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles to a vociferous standing ovation. The entire audience leaped to their feet at the conclusion of a superb program of classical music, exquisitely and flawlessly performed by the acclaimed Asia America Symphony (www.asiaamericasymphony.org/), with David Benoit at the conductor’s podium. [...]