JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER, Artistic Director
MEG FAGAN, Producer

NEXT IN NEW YORK - SPRING GREEN

Kyo-Shin-An Arts' 10th Anniversary Season continues on Sunday, March 10, with SPRING GREEN, featuring the Boston-based ensemble, Hub New Music. 

Michael Avitabile, flute; David Dziardziel, clarinet; Alyssa Wang, violin; and Jesse Christesen, cello; with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi.

This exciting, young quartet brings their own commissions with shakuhachi to KSA. Quintets by Chad Cannon, Takuma Itoh, Sun-Young Park, and Angel Lam (KSA co-commission), plus quartets by Pascal Le Boeuf and Yevgeniy Sharlat.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 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.

FEATURED PROGRAM:

Chad Cannon – Death Mask
Takuma Itoh – Faded Aura
Angel Lam – The River Whispers (Hub New Music and KSA co-commission)
Sun-Young Park – Moonlight
Pascal Le Boeuf – Media Control
Yevgeniy Sharlat – Divertissement

BIOGRAPHIES:

HUB NEW MUSIC With its unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, celebrates the fluidity and diversity of voices in today’s classical music landscape It has championed the works of leading contemporary composers including Mason Bates, Matthew Aucoin, Anna Clyne, Kati Agócs, Nico Muhly, Robert Honstein, Laura Kaminsky, Angel Lam, and more. Highlights for the 2018/19 season include festival appearances at the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music Festival (Bowling Green, OH), Sacramento State Festival of New American Music, Blue Sage Arts Center Modern Music Festival (Paonia, CO), and Connecticut Summerfest (Hartford, CT). Fueled by the spirit of collaboration, Hub’s large-scale projects feature “Matsuri,” an evening length collaboration with shakuhachi; a 25 minute collaborative work with the renowned composer/harpist Hannah Lash (spring 2020); a concert-length song-cycle with composer/performer collective Oracle Hysterical entitled Frontier Journals (2020-21); and a choreographed production of its Soul House program presented with Urbanity Dance and the Peabody Essex Museum. Born in Tokyo, Tomoko Sugawara began to play the Irish harp at age twelve and the grand harp at sixteen.  A graduate of Tokyo University with a degree in Fine Arts, Sugawara first discovered the kugo in 1994.  In 2007, The Asian Cultural Council gave her a grant to research the instrument in New York. Her instrument was reconstructed by the historical harp maker Bill Campbell in 2007, based on designs seen in ancient kugo pictures as well as instruments that survived at the Emperor’s treasure house, Shosoin, in Japan. Sugawara has performed on both the concert harp and kugo in many major international venues, including the World Harp Congresses in Prague and Amsterdam; Meiji University, The New York Qin Society, the Fifth Symposium for Music Archaeology, and at Berlin, Columbia, Indiana, Princeton and Harvard Universities, the University of Pennsylvania and the British Museum. She was awarded a fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council during 2007 – 2008, and a grant from the Rohm Music Foundation in 2007.  Alone or in ensemble, Ms. Sugawara and her kugo provide an enchanting, meditative excursion through many cultures, moods and ages.  Her partner and manager, music archeologist Bo Lawergren augments her performances with amusing anecdotes and painted illustrations of the Kugo from various historical contexts. www.hubnewmusic.org 

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