Arn Chorn-Pond

Cambodian Living Arts

Arn Chorn-Pond, Master Mek, & The Waterek Ensemble

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond survived the atrocities of the war by playing music for the Khmer Rouge. His teacher during his time in the camps was Master Mek, a strong and gentle presence that quietly nurtured Arn’s talent and served as a father figure to him during these years. Once Arn began Cambodian Living Arts, he reconnected with his beloved teacher. Master Mek became one of the first Master Artists to work with CLA. His participation signaled an incredible triumph for Arn and his vision for Cambodian Living Arts.

This spring, audiences in New York and the surrounding area will have the unique opportunity to see these two incredible musicians perform together at Lincoln Center as a part of Season of Cambodia, a citywide celebration of Cambodian arts, culture, and humanities.

Presented by more than 30 of New York’s most renowned arts and educational institutions, Season of Cambodia marks an unprecedented city-wide partnership initiative to celebrate one of the world’s most vibrant and evocative cultures. Season of Cambodia is co-chaired by Anne H. Bass, John Burt, and Darren Walker. Lead Funding has been provided by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Asian Cultural Council, and The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

After the performance please join us for a panel discussion moderated by Sam Miller with Arn Chorn-Pond, Master Mek, Patricia McCormick, and Phloeun Prim.

For more information, please visit the official website at

Presented in collaboration and in partnership with Season of Cambodia.

Leadership support for the Arn Chorn-Pond tour is provided by Cynthia and Jon Calder, Toby and Lowell Harwood Family Foundation, Craig Harwood and Tim Saternow, Adlyn and Ted Loewenthal, and Patty McCormick and Paul Critchlow. Season of Cambodia is co-chaired by Anne H. Bass, John Burt, and Darren Walker. Additional lead support for the Festival comes from the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Eva Air, Asian Cultural Council, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fresh Sound Foundation, The Kaplen Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Openbox Inc., The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh.


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