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Bargemusic’s “Here and Now Series” to Feature “Tokyo to New York”

Tokyo to New York at Bargemusic: Here and Now Series

Friday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m.

Bargemusic – 1 Water Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $40/$35 seniors/$20 students

The latest “Tokyo to New York” concert on Bargemusic‘s “Here and Now Series” features new music by composers from Tokyo and New York City. They range in age from 25 to 94 years of age and come from all walks of life and experience: from university students pursuing their doctorate degrees in music to university professors; from composers at the beginning of their professional careers to composers who have won such prominent awards as the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Fulbright Award, the Geneva Award, and the Takemitsu Award. The concert includes several world premieres and United States premieres of music composed for clarinetist/hichiriki player Thomas Piercy.

Since 2012, Piercy has performed more than 100 world premieres and numerous Japan and United States premieres in the “Tokyo to New York” concerts, and has had the opportunity to work with the composers programmed in this concert. Composer Morita will travel from Tokyo for the concert, and NYC composers Besingrand, Chen, Han, and Luedeke will also be in attendance.

Tokyo composers

Tomo Hirayama – “People, Coming and Going” for clarinet (U.S. Premiere)
Yasunoshin Morita – “ReincarnatiOn Ring IXd” for clarinet and ipods (U.S. Premiere)
Shoichi Yabuta – “Sonata” for clarinet (U.S. Premiere)
Joji Yuasa – “Solitude” for clarinet

NYC composers
Jean Patrick Besingrand – “Izanagi” for clarinet (US Premiere)
Chen Yihan – “Where might your home be?” for clarinet, yangqin, and piano (World Premiere)
Jin Hee Han – “90 away” for clarinet and piano (World Premiere)
Raymond Luedeke – “In This World” for clarinet and piano (World Premiere)
Ned Rorem – “Poem without Words” for clarinet and piano

To purchase tickets, please visit Bargemusic’s Brown Paper Tickets site.