NYC Concert Series
Kyo-Shin-An Arts’ NYC concert series is presented in collaboration with Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute. Concerts feature a curated blend of KSA commissions and World premieres, American and NY premieres, traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments, and standard Western repertoire as selected by individual ensembles.
2016-17 Season - upcoming programs:
March 26, 2017: “Kammerraku Snow”.The Cassatt String Quartet; Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. performing commissioned sextets for shakuhachi and koto by Somei Satoh and Yoko Sato plus Schlefer's unique arrangement of Michiyo Miyagi's haunting Haru no Umi. The Cassatt will also premiere new works by Sebastion Currier and Tina Davidson.
April 23, 2017: “Kammerraku Moment”. Duke University’s Ciompi Quartet with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. Featuring the reprise of commissioned quintets by Charles Porter – “Moon Sky” (2010) and Mark Nowakowski – “The 26” (2015), plus the Beethoven Quartet No. 14, op 131.
May 21, 2017: “Sakura Tea”. A program of traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments and cello featuring Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and shamisen; Sumie Kaneko, koto and shamisen; James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi and Hikaru Tamaki, cello. Including Daron Hagen’s “Appassionata” for koto and cello.