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Four Seasons in NY

New York’s music scene reflects the diverse and vibrant culture of the city. Yoko Reikano Kimura, started this concert series in the fall of 2015. As a Japanese instrumentalist, Kimura hopes to introduce the brilliance of traditional Japanese music, which is still being passed on from generation to generation after many centuries. Japanese music aesthetics uniquely balance the outer natural world with the inner spiritual world, bringing forth a music of special depth and beauty. The acoustic instruments, made of organic materials, lend themselves perfectly to the intimate setting at the White Room, CRS. Over 40 works from the classical repertoire have been performed in the concert series, and from this season, the series will feature contemporary pieces as well. Many elements of traditional Japanese music – microtonal pitch nuance, rhythmic elasticity, and subtle ornamentation, for example – lie naturally within the soundscape of contemporary composition, and indeed the musical instruments of Japan have gradually become a part of our globalized musical world. This concert series has been co-hosted by Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS) and Kimura, and supported by Mar Creation, Inc. At each concert, beautiful Japanese confectionaries prepared by mochi Rin has been served to the audience members.

 

Vol. 18

NEXT CONCERT – Spring –

  • Saturday, April 11th, 2020
    Sukeroku Yukari no Edozakura – Sukeroku – (by Sanshō Kanai, Jisuke Sakurada)
    Theme and Variations ~Sakura (by Bondai Fujii) and more

Vol. 17

Winter

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    Rokudan no Shirabe (by Yatsuhashi-kengyō)
    Kyorai for solo Kangen (by Seihō Kineya)
    Ne no Hi no Asobi (by Taiga YamakiII)

Vol. 16

Autumn

  • Saturday, November 23, 2019
    Yachiyo-jishi (by Fujinaga-kengyō)
    Matsukaze – The Wind Through Pine Trees – (by Shōsei Nakanoshima)
    Zangiku – Withering Chrysanthemum – (by Marty Regan)

Vol. 15

Summer

  • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    Kagerou no Odori – Mirage Dance – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
    Uya no Tsuki – Moon in the Rainy Night – (by Shōsei Nakanoshima)

Vol. 14

Spring

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    Murasaki-shikibu – Lady Murasaki – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
    Kumiuta Akashi (by Kitajima-kengyo)
    Murasaki no Fu for solo sangen (by Minoru Miki)

Vol. 13

Autumn

Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Kumiuta: Shiki no Kyoku – Songs of Four Seasons – (by Yatsuhashi kengyo))
  • Yuku Aki – Autumn Passing – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Usu no Koe (by Yamase Shoin)
  • Zangiku – Withering Chrysanthemum – (by Marty Regan)


Vol. 12

Summer

Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Chidori no Kyoku – Song of Plovers – (by Yoshizawa kengyo)
  • Shin Sarashi (by Fukakusa kengyo / Arranged by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Mittsu no Dansho – Three Fragments – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)


Vol. 11

Spring

Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Sekiheki no Fu – Battle of Red Cliff – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Mittsu no Dansho – Three Fragments – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Kumiuta: Akashi (by Kitajima-kengyo)

Vol. 10

Winter

Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Kokin-shou for solo jiuta sangen (by Seiho Kineya)
  • Rokudan no Shirabe (by Yatsuhashi-kengyo)
  • Chanoyu Ondo – The Load of Tea Ceremony – (by Kikuoka-kengyo)*
  • Spring Sea (by Michio Miyagi)
  • *Special guest, Souheki Mori (Tea master)


Vol. 9

Autumn

Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Aki no Nanakusa – The Seven Autumn Flowers – (by Showa Yamato)
  • Banshiki-cho for solo sangen (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Nasuno – Fire Fox – (by Yamada-kengyo)


Vol. 8

Summer

Saturday, August 5, 2017
  • Hototogisu – Little Cuckoo – (by Yamada-kengyo)
  • Sarashi (by Fukakusa-kengyo)
  • Omoide – Nostalgia – (by Kimio Eto)


Vol. 7

Spring

Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Haru no Uta – Song of Spring – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Enoshima no Kyoku – Song of Enoshima – (by Yamada-kengyo)*
  • Miyako no Haru – Spring in Kyoto – (by Yamase Shoin)
  • *Special guest, James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi)


Vol. 6

Winter

Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Midare Rinzetsu (by Yatsuhashi-kengyo)
  • Ōmi-Hakkei – Eight Landscapes in Ōmi – (by Manwa Yamato)
  • Yachiyo-Jishi (by Fujieda-kengyo)


Vol. 5

Autumn

Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Aki Shizuka – Tranquility of Autumn – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Saga no Aki – Autumn in Saga – (by Kikusue-koto)*
  • Tsuki no En – Ode to Moon – (by Seiho Kineya)
  • *Special guest, Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi)


Vol. 4

Summer

Sunday, July 17, 2016
  • Chidori no Kyoku – Song of Plovers – (by Yoshizawa kengyo)
  • Natsu no Nagame – Ode to Summer – (by Yamaki kengyo Ⅱ)
  • Chōryō – Tide – (by Seiju Suzuki)


Vol. 3

Spring

Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Miyako no Haru – Spring time in Kyoto – (by Shoin Yamase Ⅲ)
  • Kagerou no Odori – Mirage Dance – (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Sakura-gari – Cherry Blossom Viewing – (by Yamada-kengyo)


Vol. 2

Winter

Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Rokudan no shirabe (by Yatsuhashi-kengyo)
  • Hana no Kumo (by Shoin Yamase I)
  • Kyorai (by Seiho Kineya)


Vol. 1

Autumn

Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Hachidan no Shirabe (by Yatsuhashi-kengyo)
  • Banshiki-cho for solo sangen (by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
  • Kumiuta: Akashi (by Kitajima-kengyo)