CALENDAR

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.

Kato-bushi – Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura (by Sansho Kanai, Jisuke Sakurada)
Haru no Uta – Song of Spring – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
Six Variations on the theme of Sakura (by Bondai Fujii)

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
Eastern Light: Music for Japanese Instruments @ Great Hall, Old Chapel, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Japanese Music concert with shakuhachi player, James Nyoraku Schlefer.
The program will feature both classical and contemporary pieces.

Apr
24
Fri
2020
Duo YUMENO Concert @ Japan House at the University of Illinois
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The New York-based Duo YUMENO featuring koto / shamisen musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as “exquisite” and “compelling.” The concert will feature the duo’s latest commission pieces, as well as traditional Japanese music presented in Japan House’s serene and elegant tea room.

Duo YUMENO is inspired by tradition, but with a contemporary sensibility. Duo YUMENO’s repertoire includes a dynamic range of compositions, both traditional and contemporary, all of which explore the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Duo YUMENO Recital in Chicago @ Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, IL
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm


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

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 –
箏と弦楽四重奏の夕べ @ 大和田伝承ホール Densho Hall, Shibuya Cultural Center Owada, Tokyo
May 28 @ 7:00 pm

カンタービレこうじまち10周年記念コンサート:箏と弦楽四重奏の夕べ

ニューヨーク在住の箏奏者、木村伶香能と新日本フィルハーモニー交響楽団のメンバーによる弦楽四重奏との共演。アメリカの代表的なオペラ作曲家ダロン・ハーゲンによる箏コンチェルト『源氏』の日本初演。

プログラム:

アレクサンドル・ボロディン弦楽四重奏曲 第2番 二長調
ダロン・ハーゲン 箏コンチェルト:源氏 日本初演

出演者:

木村伶香能(箏)、田村 安紗美(ヴァイオリン)、竹中 勇人(ヴァイオリン)、脇屋 冴子(ヴィオラ)、飯島 哲蔵(チェロ)

*今回のコンサートの収益金はネフェルギャラリーを通じてエジプトミニヤの聖心会Samalout火傷治療施設およびBeniebet/Abukorkas教育施設に寄付させて頂きます。

Cantabile Koji-machi’s 10th Anniversary Special Concert. Kimura will give the Japan Premiere performance of Koto Concerto: GENJI composed by Daron Hagen with the members of New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert will be presented by Cantabile Koji-machi.

Program
◆String Quartet / Aleksandr Borodin
String Quartet No.2 D major
◆Koto & String Quartet/ Daron Hagen KotoConcerto:Genji JapanPremiere

Performer
Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), Asami Tamura (Vn), Hayato Takenaka (Vn), Sayako Wakiya (Va), Tetsuzo Iijima (Vc)

*Proceeds form the Koto and Quartet  special concert will be donated to The Society of the Scared Heart of Jesus ministry in Egypt through the kind offices of the Nefer Gallery. Our donation will go to care for burn victims and support educational facilities.

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.