NEXT IN NEW YORK - KAMMERRAKU ANNIVERSARY
STRING QUARTET AND SANKYOKU TRIO (The traditional Japanese ensemble.)
Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen and voice
Sumie Kaneko, koto and voice
James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhach
The Cassatt String Quartet: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins, Ah Ling Neu, viola and Elizabeth Anderson, cello. www.cassattquartet.com
World premiere commissions for septets by Daron Hagen and James Nyoraku Schlefer plus the Ravel Quartet!
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
Newy York, NY
Tickets $25/15. In advance with no service fees at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3613025
An amazingly beautiful cultural marriage - two iconic ensembles that each blossomed during the same historical period, one in the opulent courts of the Esterházys and the other in the Imperial palaces of Edo Japan.
This concert is the first performance of KSA’s 10th Anniversary Project, launching a new decade of music blending Japanese and Western traditions. The project is a two-season commissioning initiative of four septets for sankyoku trio (shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen with voice) and string quartet. The four composers are Daron Hagen and James Nyoraku Schlefer on the upcoming concert, and commissions to James Matheson and Yoko Sato premiering on March 29, 2020!!