Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage XIII
Saturday, March 31 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Miller Theatre – 2960 Broadway at 116th Street
IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives at Columbia University is holding its annual concert of Japanese sacred Gagaku court music and contemporary music for traditional Japanese instruments. Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage XIII celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Institute.
Performers include Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), Yumi Kurosawa (17-string koto), Erik Helstrom (bass clarinet), Hidejiro Honjoh (sangen & shamisen), Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi), Elena Ariza (cello), Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York, and more.
Part I – Gagaku: Sacred Soundscapes Reborn
Hyōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E)
Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Banshikichō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of B)
Kashin (This Auspicious Day)
Seigaiha (Blue Sea Waves)
Part II – Contemporary Works for Japanese Heritage Instruments
Tadahisa Nakamura, Correspondences (2017)
(U.S. Premiere) Winner of the 9th Japan Federation of Composers Composition Award
Toshi Ichiyanagi, Hana no hen’yō (Transfiguration of Flowers) (1988, revised 1991)
Hiroya Miura, Lustral Shades (2018)
(World Premiere) Commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh and IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives
The concert is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. To register, please visit the Institute’s Eventbrite page. If you’d like to make a donation to the program, please visit Columbia University’s Web Giving page.