19th and 21st Century Masterpieces for Silk and Bamboo

03/17/2022 @ 7:30 pm
Clearlight Performance Space at Blue Building, NYC
222 E 46th Street
NY 10017
Presented by Shakuhachi Hermit and Mar Creation

Live music is back! Four outstanding and influential performers of Japanese music offer this special concert highlighting an arc of brilliant compositions ranging from the golden classical era of Edo Period Japan to the vibrant contemporary musical life of New York. Two masterworks of Yamada-kengyō (1757-1815), founder of the Yamada School of koto and one of the most revered composers of classical Japanese music, will be paired with two magnificent contemporary works by New York composers Ned Rothenberg and Elizabeth Brown.


・Yuya (by Yamada-kengyō) koto, Yoko Reikano Kimura / shakuhachi, Ralph Samuelson
・Sakuragari (by Yamada-kengyō) koto, Yoko Reikano Kimura / sangen, Sumie Kaneko / shakuhachi, Elizabeth Brown
・Naki Tokoro Nite(by Ned Rothenberg) shamisen, Sumie Kaneko / shakuhachi, Ralph Samuelson
・Afterimage(by Elizabeth Brown)shamisen, Yoko Reikano Kimura /shakuhachi, Elizabeth Brown

*Certification of Covid-19 vaccination (two or more doses), with matching photo ID, is required for entry. Valid forms of certification include vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, and NYC COVID Safe app. All guests must wear a face mask.