CALENDAR

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Japanese Music Concert @ The Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University, TX
Nov 20 all-day

Kimura will perform at Texas A&M University’s residency program with David Kansuke Wheeler, shakuhachi. This residency program will include lecture demonstrations about Japanese music history, especially Sankyoku-style (koto, shamisen, shakuhachi) music and Jiuta music.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
FOUR SEASONS IN NEW YORK
-Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 16 Autumn @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm

Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – is a concert series  presented by Yoko Reikano Kimura and Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS); supported by Mar Creation.

This will be the 16th concert celebrating new beginning of the 2019-2020 season, and feature three classical and contemporary pieces. Beautiful Japanese confectionary prepared by mochi Rin will be served after the performance. More details about this concert, please visit this website.

Jan
3
Fri
2020
Here and Now Winter Festival @ Bargemusic, Brooklyn
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will perform Takuma Itoh’s “But Beautiful” (* NY Premiere / commissioned by the duo, 2018) at Here and Now Winter Festival presented by Bargemusic. For more information, please visit this website.

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Here and Now Winter Festival @ Bargemusic, Brooklyn
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will perform Takuma Itoh’s “But Beautiful” (* NY Premiere / commissioned by the duo, 2018) at Here and Now Winter Festival presented by Bargemusic. For more information, please visit this website.

Jan
5
Sun
2020
Here and Now Winter Festival @ Bargemusic, Brooklyn
Jan 5 @ 4:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will perform Takuma Itoh’s “But Beautiful” (* NY Premiere / commissioned by the duo, 2018) at Here and Now Winter Festival presented by Bargemusic. For more information, please visit this website.

Jan
23
Thu
2020
Scott Johnson’s “Up and Back” @ Roulette, Brooklyn
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm

Kimura will perform Scott Johnson’s “Up and Back” on the shamisen. Performers: Scott Johnson (electric guitar), Ashly Bathgate (cello), Steve Gosling (piano), Contemporaneous. More details coming soon.

Jan
25
Sat
2020
FOUR SEASONS IN NEW YORK
– Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 17 Winter @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm

Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – is a concert series  presented by Yoko Reikano Kimura and Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS); supported by Mar Creation. Beautiful Japanese confectionary prepared by mochi Rin will be served after the performance. For more details about this concert series, please visit here.

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Winter Light – Duo YUMENO – @ Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, NY
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm

The return of Duo YUMENO (Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and shamisen and Hikaru Tamaki cello) with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi and David Yang, viola. Duos, trios and quartets with KSA commissions by Debra Kaye and Salina Fisher.

Feb
16
Sun
2020
Duo YUMENO Recital @ Benderly-Kendall Opera House, Patagonia, AZ
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

The Santa Cruz Foundation for the Performing Arts will present Duo YUMENO Recital. The duo will present its cross-cultural program.

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Lou Harrison House – Music, Arts, Ecology – residency @ Lou Harrison House, CA
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Duo YUMENO is honored to be part of the residency program at Lou Harrison House in Joshua Tree, CA. The diverse program will feature two works by Lou Harrison – Suite for Sangen for solo shamisen and Rhymes with Silver for solo cello – as well as the duo’s commissioned works. The concert will be followed by an informal Q&A session with the performers.

Mar
2
Mon
2020
Ensemble Leonarda – featuring Elizabeth Brown’s new work – @ The National Opera America Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, NY
Mar 2 all-day

Kimura will perform at Ensemble Lenarda concert featuring Elizabeth Brown’s World Premiere piece as shamisen player.
Ensemble Leonarda (Susan Graham, flute | Nancy Kito, harpsichord | Sarah Stone, cello | Claire Smith Bermingham, violin), Elizabeth Brown (shakuhachi)

Mar
26
Thu
2020
The Hartt School -University of Hartford, Duo YUMENO Residency @ The Hartt School - University of Hartford, CT
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will perform new works composed by young composers as well as duo’s repertoires at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. This concert will be a part of the residency program. More details coming soon!

Mar
29
Sun
2020
KAMMERRAKKU Anniversary Ⅱ @ Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, NY
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm

The second of the KSA 10th Anniversary Septet Concerts celebrating a decade of new music. Two iconic ensembles from the courts of Europe and Japan meet in the ultimate blend of Japanese and Western music. Featuring World Premier septets by Yoko Sato and James Matheson. Kimura will perform with the Arianna String Quartet.

 

Apr
3
Fri
2020
KAMMERRAKU Anniversary @ The Touhill Performing Arts Center, MO
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm

Kimura will appear at KAMMERRAKU concert celebrating the Arianna String Quartet’s 20th season and Kyo-Shin-An Arts’ 10th anniversary. Together they are launching a new decade of music blending Japanese and Western traditions.

FEATURED PROGRAM:
James Nyoraku Schlefer – We Shall (Surely) Meet again (2017) a KSA Commission
Yoko Sato – Septet, Title TBD (2020) a KSA commission
Daniel Schnyder – String Quartet No. 4 “Great Places”
James Matheson – Septet, Title TBD (2020) a KSA commission

Apr
11
Sat
2020
FOUR SEASONS IN NEW YORK
– Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 18 Spring @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm

Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – is a concert series  presented by Yoko Reikano Kimura and Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS); supported by Mar Creation.

This will be the 18th concert featuring springlike classical and contemporary pieces. Beautiful Japanese confectionary prepared by mochi Rin will be served after the performance. For more details about this concert series, please visit here.

Apr
15
Wed
2020
Japanese Music Concert @ Smith College, MA
Apr 15 all-day

Japanese Music concert with shakuhachi player, James Nyoraku Schlefer. More details to be followed.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Duo YUMENO Recital in Chicago @ Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, IL
Apr 25 all-day

Duo YUMENO will present annual Chicago recital at the historic Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church in Chicago. More details coming soon.

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Duo YUMENO Concert @ Barrington's White House, IL
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm


Duo YUMENO will perform their unique repertoires featuring “opera” theme. This concert will be presented by Barrington Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

May
28
Thu
2020
Koto Concerto: GENJI – Japan Premiere –
箏コンチェルト:源氏 [日本初演] @ 大和田伝承ホール Densho Hall, Shibuya Cultural Center Owada, Tokyo
May 28 all-day

カンタービレこうじまち主催:箏と弦楽四重奏によるコンサート。「箏コンチェルト:源氏」の日本初演となります。「源氏物語」をテーマとしたコンチェルトを、木村伶香能が、新日本フィルハーモニー交響楽団などで活躍するメンバーで構成されるストリング・カルテットと共演します。詳細は追って記載いたします。

写真:作曲家ダロン・ハーゲン氏、|指揮者メイアン・チェン氏|2018年7月ウィンターグリーン・フェスティバル・オーケストラとの共演後

Kimura will give the Japan Premiere performance of Koto Concerto: GENJI composed by Daron Hagen. This concert will be presented by Cantabile Kouji-machi, and more details to be followed. (Photo with Daron Hagen, composer and Maestro Mei-Ann Chen, July 2018)

Jun
20
Sat
2020
Duo YUMENO Tokyo Recital – 2020 Japan Tour
デュオ夢乃 東京リサイタル @ 自由学園明日館講堂 Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Hall, Tokyo
Jun 20 all-day

デュオ夢乃2020年東京リサイタル:2019年に10周年を迎えたデュオ、この東京リサイタルでは新シリーズがスタートします。

Duo YUMENO will have annual recital in Tokyo. This will be new beginning of the new concert series! For more details to be followed.

 

Aug
1
Sat
2020
FOUR SEASONS IN NEW YORK
– Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 19 Summer @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm

Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – is a concert series  presented by Yoko Reikano Kimura and Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS); supported by Mar Creation.

This will be the 19th concert of this series. Beautiful Japanese confectionary prepared by mochi Rin will be served after the performance. For more details about this concert series, please visit here.