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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
··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