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Kugo, Harp and Shakuhachi
The beautiful Japanese kugo disappeared from East Asia 1,000 years ago and from the Middle East 300 years ago. A decade ago, Tomoko Sugawara recreated the instrument from ancient images. Join Kyo-Shin-An Arts in a voyage of discovery when Tomoko joins James Nyoraku Schlefer in a program of contemporary duos and solos for kugo (an ancient Japanese harp), modern harp and shakuhachi
Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 4:00 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute.
43A West 13th Street - between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan
Tickets $25 general and $15 student/senior. In advance with no additional purchase fee at brownpapertickets.com
Music by Anne Boyd, Bun-Ching Lam, Kikuko Matsumoto, Michiyo Miyagi, and more. Featuring world premieres by Yao Heng-lu and Robert Lombardo.
Tomoko Sugawara enjoys playing harps in a variety of styles, performing on the ancient Japanese kugo and the Western concert harp and drawing her repertoire from every period including contemporary commissions. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and has received many grants from such organizations as the Asian Cultural Council, and the Japan Foundation. She has given numerous solo recitals at universities including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and the China Central Conservatory of Music, to name a few; museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum; and many World Harp Congresses. website