Daniel Asia has put together a remarkable program, something that is both entertaining and enlightening. We explore issues at the heart of contemporary American Jewish identity and self-understanding. It's a terrific evening!"

Barry W. Holtz, Professor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Author of Back to the Sources

Breath in a Ram’s Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music

DANIEL ASIA, born in Seattle, WA in 1953, has been the recipient of the most competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Music Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Meet The Composer/ Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and four NEA Composers Grants.

The composer's major orchestral works include five symphonies, a piano concerto, a cello concerto, 2 song cycles and the works AT THE FAR EDGE, BLACK LIGHT, and GATEWAYS

Renowned classical composer Daniel Asia brings you Breath in a Ram’s Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music, an audience-interactive presentation that delves into the mysteries of Judaism and classical music,
their interrelationships, and includes a deep listening of his award winning music.


“Daniel Asia is a genuine creative spirit, an excellent composer,... He is a welcome addition to the roster of our strongest group of living composers."

 – Elliott Hurwitt’s Schwann Opus review of the composer’s compact disc, IVORY

“Daniel Asia's Black Light... purveyed the new hedonism-a sensuous approach to sound and a generous exploitation of instruments--that makes orchestras want to schedule such music and listeners pay to hear it.”

– B.Holland, New York Times review of the composer’s orchestral work, BLACK LIGHT