CALENDAR

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – vol.14 Spring @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) invites you to discover traditional Japanese music by the acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura offered together with an exclusive taste of beautiful Japanese seasonal confectionary prepared by mochi Rin. This will be Vol. 14 and the second concert of the 2018-19 season of Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music, which is supported by Mar Creations, Inc.

Program:
Murasaki-shikibu – Lady Murasaki – (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima), Kumiuta Akashi (composed by Kitajima-kengyo) , Murasaki no Fu for solo sangen (composed by Minoru Miki)

May
10
Fri
2019
Duo YUMENO Concert @ Double Tree by Hillton, Arlington Hights, Chicago
May 10 all-day

NCJAA, Chicago will present Duo YUMENO concert. The details is TBA. 

May
11
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO Recital @ Ravenswood United Fellowship Methodist Church, Chicago
May 11 @ 2:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will present their 9th recital in Chicago featuring Midwest premier of Paraphrase for shamisen  and cello composed by Toshi Ichiyanagi. The diverse program will feature the duo’s commission pieces.

May
17
Fri
2019
Murasaki’s Moon @ The Astor Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
May 17 all-day

Friday, May 17, 4 pm and 6:30 pm

Murasaki’s Moon – World Premiere –

This site-specific opera delves into the life and work of one of the most extraordinary women in Japanese history, Lady Murasaki, author of what is considered the world’s first novel. Shocking modern parallels will be revealed as the story follows Lady Murasaki on her non-traditional path to become one of the most significant literary figures of all time.

Michi Wiancko, composer
Deborah Brevoort, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor/music director

Kristen Choi, soprano
Andrew Stenson, tenor
Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko
Aizuri String Quartet

May
18
Sat
2019
Murasaki’s Moon @ The Astor Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
May 18 all-day

Saturday, May 18, 2 pm and 6 pm

Murasaki’s Moon

This site-specific opera delves into the life and work of one of the most extraordinary women in Japanese history, Lady Murasaki, author of what is considered the world’s first novel. Shocking modern parallels will be revealed as the story follows Lady Murasaki on her non-traditional path to become one of the most significant literary figures of all time.

Michi Wiancko, composer
Deborah Brevoort, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor/music director

Kristen Choi, soprano
Andrew Stenson, tenor
Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko
Aizuri String Quartet

May
19
Sun
2019
Murasaki’s Moon @ The Astor Court, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
May 19 all-day

Sunday May 19, 11 am and 3 pm

Murasaki’s Moon

This site-specific opera delves into the life and work of one of the most extraordinary women in Japanese history, Lady Murasaki, author of what is considered the world’s first novel. Shocking modern parallels will be revealed as the story follows Lady Murasaki on her non-traditional path to become one of the most significant literary figures of all time.

Michi Wiancko, composer
Deborah Brevoort, librettist
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Geoffrey McDonald, conductor/music director

Kristen Choi, soprano
Andrew Stenson, tenor
Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion
Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko
Aizuri String Quartet

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO concert – 2019 Japan tour – @ Nara Park, Lecture Hall
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am

Duo YUMENO will return to musicfest NARA!
The duo will perform their diverse repertoire at newly opened lecture hall, Nara Park. This concert is free, but registration is required.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO Kyoto Recital – 2019 Japan tour – @ Kosho-ji Temple, Kyoto
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will have annual Kyoto recital at the historic Kosho-ji Temple in Kyoto. The details coming soon. Please enjoy the serene atmosphere at the temple and their music!

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO Tokyo Recital – 2019 Japan tour – @ Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Hall, Tokyo
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will have annual Tokyo recital. This concert will feature duo’s dynamic repertoires including the latest commission works. More details coming soon.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Kono Kameyama Koto Recital @ Hokutopia Hall, Tokyo
Jul 21 all-day

Kimura will perform a Yamada style’s masterpiece,  “Uya no Tsuki” on shamisen at her mentor, Kono Kameyama Recital in Tokyo. The details TBA.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music – vol.15 Summer @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) invites you to discover traditional Japanese music by the acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura offered together with an exclusive taste of beautiful Japanese seasonal confectionary prepared by mochi Rin. This will be Vol. 15 and the third concert of the 2018-19 season of Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music, which is supported by Mar Creations, Inc.

Sep
3
Tue
2019
Duo YUMENO concert @ Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington, ME
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will have a concert presented by Stonington Opera House in Maine.

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Duo YUMENO Recital @ First Congragational Church of Blue Hill, ME
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Duo YUMENO will return to the Vankerkay Concert series in a beautiful port city, Blue Hill, ME. The details TBA.

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi @ Le Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, France
Sep 20 all-day

Kimura will perform shamisen/koto at the Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi  presented by Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes. Dogugaeshi was originally commissioned by The Japan Society of New York in 2004 with support from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Trust and The Jim Henson Foundation. Originally the music was performed by authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi @ Le Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes, France
Sep 21 all-day

Kimura will perform shamisen/koto at the Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi  presented by Le Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes. Dogugaeshi was originally commissioned by The Japan Society of New York in 2004 with support from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Trust and The Jim Henson Foundation. Originally the music was performed by authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka.

Sep
22
Sun
2019
Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi @ Le Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes, France
Sep 22 all-day

Kimura will perform shamisen/koto at the Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi  presented by Le Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes. Dogugaeshi was originally commissioned by The Japan Society of New York in 2004 with support from Creative Capital, The MAP Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Trust and The Jim Henson Foundation. Originally the music was performed by authorized master musician Yumiko Tanaka.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Kyoshin An Arts concert @ Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, NY
Oct 26 all-day

Kimura will appear at the Kyoshin An Arts’s 10th anniversary concert.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Kyoshin An Arts Concert @ Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, NY
Oct 27 all-day

Kimura will appear at the Kyoshin An Arts’s 10th anniversary concert.

Nov
7
Thu
2019
Concert Ko Society @ The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Tokyo
Nov 7 all-day

Kimura will perform Ryushokyokusui-fu composed by Akira Miyoshi with Yuko Watanabe(koto), Noriko Hirata (17-string koto) and Kuniyoshi Sugawara (shakuhachi). More detailed information will be announced soon.