MEG FAGAN, Producer


Neave Piano Trio and Shakuhachi

Direct from Boston - an inspiring young piano trio joins KSA and its Artistic Director, Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer, in an intimate performance of chamber music that blurs the lines of world culture. The fiery rhythms of Iran, the sensuous passion of Argentina, the sudden drama of Hong Kong, the austere calm of Japan. Violin, cello, piano and shakuhachi come together in music by Amir Eslami. Astor Piazzolla, and Adrian Hon Chung Lam.

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST - Brian Tairaku Ritchie, shakuhachi, will join James to perform the famous, traditional duet "Shika no Tone" (Cry of the Distant Deer). 

Yes, fun fact, Brian Tairaku Ritchie, bass player of the band, The Violent Femmes, is a shakuhachi master. Licened by James Nyoraku Schlefer!

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute

43A West 13 Street, Manhattan

TICKETS: $25 general audiences and $15 students and seniors. In advance at brownpapertickets.com.


Seasons by Amir Eslami – Shakuhachi and Piano Trio

Separated... at the Human Labyrinth of Asakusa Temple by Adrian Hong Chung Lam – Shakuhachi and Piano Trio

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla – Piano Trio

Shika no Tone - traditional for two shakuhachi

NEAVE PIANO TRIO: Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano. Neave is a Gaelic name meaning “bright and radiant.” The Trio has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums’ Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia). Neave has also appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with orchestras throughout the US and held residency positions at Brown University, ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival, San Diego State University as the first ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence, and the Banff Centre (Canada), among other institutions. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble–in–Residence. Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. These collaborations include performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; projection artist Ryan Brady; the interactive concert series “STEIN2.0,” with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; Klee Musingsby acclaimed American composer Augusta Read Thomas, which was premiered by Neave; the upcoming premiere of Eric Nathan’s Missing Words V, sponsored by Coretet; and an upcoming short film based on the tango music of Astor Piazzolla. The Trio released its most recent recording, French Moments, on Chandos Records in June 2018, and will release an all-Piazzolla album on Azica Records in fall 2018. www.neavetrio.com.  

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