Tokyo to New York—Contemporary Music Across Two Continents

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hakuju Hall

“Tokyo to New York” celebrates the connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and New York. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments including the hichiriki, sho, shakuhachi, ryuteki and koto. They include a wide variety of styles of music: from Japanese avant-garde to contemporary classical, abstract to minimalism, J-pop to jazz-influenced pieces. The composers have ranged from 19 to 92 years of age.  They come from all walks of life and experience: from university students to university professors; from self-taught composers to composers with Ph.Ds; from emerging composers to composers that have won such prominent awards as the Takemitsu Prize, Grammy Award, Latin Grammy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.  The musicians of “Tokyo to New York” have had the opportunity to work with many of the Japanese and American composers programmed in these concerts, and since 2012, “Tokyo to New York” has performed over 60 world premiers and numerous Japan and United States Premiers.
Instruments include  clarinet, hichiriki, piano, mandolin, shakuhachi, ryūteki and narration. Featuring Thomas Piercy, Christopher Yohmei, Kimura Hisahi, Mikuni Haruko, Mochizuki Go, Takaha Hiroaki, Tanahashi Yumi, Nakamura Hitomi, Sasamoto Takeshi, Kimura Takashi and the Libertine Mandolin Orchestra.
Admission: Regular ¥4000, Student: ¥2000
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