Tokyo to New York at Bargemusic

September 30, 2016
8:00 pmto10:00 pm



Tokyo to New York, Bargemusic, NYC, Japan, Brooklyn, music, Japanese traditional music, contemporary music, hichiriki, koto, sho

Tokyo to New York

Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Bargemusic – 1 Water Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $35/$30 seniors/$15 students

Bargemusic‘s “Here and Now Series” presents “Tokyo to New York,” a celebration of contemporary and traditional music from Japan and New York City. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments. 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.


  • Thomas Piercy – Hichiriki, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
  • Hiroshi Ebina – Hichiriki
  • Maki Yamamae – Hichiriki
  • Jun Ando – Koto
  • Chatori Shimizu – Sho
  • Lish Lindsey – Flute
  • Wonkak Kim – Clarinet
  • Sabina Torosjan – Violin
  • Michelle Painter – Violin
  • Rachel Hauser – Violin
  • Molly Aronson – Cello
  • Sean Statser – Percussion, Narrator


  • John Cage – “Ryoanji” for three hichiriki and percussion
  • Masatora Goya – “Meteor” for bass clarinet and string quartet (World Premier)
  • Bin Li – “In 1932, I Became the Emperor of 満州国 ManchuKuo” for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, narrator (U.S. Premier)
  • Hidemi Mikai – “Duo Capriccioso” for two clarinets
  • Chatori Shimizu – “Noise of a Pondering Mind” for hichiriki, sho, and koto
  • Kazutomo Yamamoto – “Doldrums IV” for clarinet and koto (World Premier)

To purchase tickets, please visit Bargemusic’s BrownPaperTickets event page.