CALENDAR

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO Tenth Anniversary Recital @ Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Duo YUMENO – koto/shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki – will celebrate its tenth anniversary in a concert featuring the world premiere performance of a commissioned work by the prominent Japanese composer, Toshi Ichiyanagi. The concert will also feature works by Daron Hagen and Marty Regan that seamlessly blend Eastern and Western traditions. Japanese shamisen player, Shōho Mutoh will join Kimura in a virtuosic, improvisational rendition of the classic Japanese masterwork, Shin-sarashi.

 

 

TOSHI ICHIYANAGI New Work (World Premiere)
DARON HAGEN Appassionato
MARTY REGAN Silence of the Moon
FUKAKUSA KENGYŌ Shin-sarashi (arr. Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
SAYAKA ISHIGURO Genka Triptyc

Duo YUMENO
··Yoko Reikano Kimura, Koto, Shamisen, and Voice
··Hikaru Tamaki, Cello
Shōho Mutoh, Shamisen
Reona Ito, Speaker

Supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York | Under the auspices of IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives at Columbia University, Hogaku Journal

*Duo YUMENO’s article on The JAPAN TIMES. – Making music across the Pacific

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Kammerrakku Anniversary @ Tenri Cultural Institute of NY, NY
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm

The first of the 10th Anniversary septet concerts presented by Kyo-Shin-An Arts. World premieres by Daron Hagen and James Nyoraku Schlefer. (Cassatt String Quartet: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Elizabeth Anderson, cello) For this concert, Kimura will perform shamisen.

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.

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
22
Sat
2019
Duo YUMENO Tokyo Recital @ 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.

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. 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.