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.
Kimura will perform koto at the Emperor’s Birthday Celebration at The residence of the Japanese Ambassador to the United States in Washington DC. (Invitation only)
– Women Who Made/Make Music – @ Miller Theater, Columbia University, NY
Kimura will perform shamisen including voice at the annual Japanese music concert presented by IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives Columbia University. The program will be presented with the theme, Women Who Made/Make Music. More detailed information to follow.
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.
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.
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
– Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 18 Spring @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
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.
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
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)
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
– Gems of Japanese Music – vol. 19 Summer @ Center for Remembering and Sharing, White Room, NY
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.