JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER, Artistic Director
MEG FAGAN, Producer

NYC Concert Series - Season 10!

Kyo-Shin-An Arts’ CMA/ASCAP 2016 and 2013 Adventurous Programming Award-winning series is ready for its 10th Season!

Presented in collaboration with the Tenri Cultural Institute, programs feature a carefully 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.

Join us - Sundays at 4PM at 43A West 13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan. MAP

2018-19 Season - upcoming programs:

September 30, 2018: Cello-Hachi. This concert brings together the warm, sensuous tones of the cello and the haunting, earthy sounds of the shakuhachi. Music by composers from Japan, Europe and the US performed by master musicians. Internationally acclaimed cellist Kenneth Woods and shakuhachi Grand Masters James Nyoraku Schlefer and Riley Lee in a program of spellbinding duos and solos for cello and shakuhachi. It will feature New York, American and World premieres by Michio Mamiya, Sophie Pope, Chikuho Sakai I and James Nyoraku Schlefer (world premiere), plus solo works for both instruments.

October 28, 2018: Crimson Leaves, Neave Trio: Anna Williams, vln; Mikhail Veselov, vcl; and Eri Nakamura, pno; with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. 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.

February 10, 2019: Snowdrop Moment, Tomoko Sugawara, Harp and Kugo (Japanese Harp) and James Nyoraku Schlefer. Contemporary and traditional duos for harp and shakuhachi by Robert Lombardo, Anne Boyd, Yao Heng-lu, Kikuko Matsumoto (world premiere) and others.

March 10, 2019: Spring Green, Hub New Music: Michael Avitabile, fl; David Dziardziel, cl; Zenas Hsu, vln; Jesse Christesen, vcl; and James Nyoraku Schefer, shakuhachi. This exciting, young quartet brings their own commissions with shakuhachi to KSA. Quintets by Chad Cannon, Takuma Itoh, Kojiro Umezaki, and Angel Lam (co-commission), plus quartets by Matthew Aucoin (world premiere), Anna Clyne and Judd Greenstein.

? April 14, 2019: Kammerraku Anniversary, Cassatt String Quartet: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, vlns; Ah Ling Neu, vla; Elizabeth Anderson, vcl; with Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen and voice; Sumie Kaneko, koto and voice; and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi. The first of the 10th Anniversary septet concerts. World premieres by Schlefer and Daron Hagen, plus the Ravel quartet.

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