Benefit Concert to Examine Composers’ Musical Responses to the Pandemic

What do you do when you’re a professional musician whose live concerts are postponed or cancelled due to a pandemic? If you’re Thomas Piercy, an American clarinet and hichiriki player based in Tokyo and New York City, you produce a two-hour benefit concert video with 41 premieres by 41 composers performed by seven artists. Piercy is the force behind the “Tokyo to New York” concert … Continue reading Benefit Concert to Examine Composers’ Musical Responses to the Pandemic

Fourteen Titles Available On-Demand for New York Japan CineFest’s First Online Festival

New York Japan CineFest Friday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 22 at 11:59 p.m. On-demand Online Registration: $1service fee (plus donation if you choose) An independent Japanese short film festival, New York Japan CineFest (NYJCF) is in its ninth year. Presented by Mar Creation, Inc., NYJCF  2020 is sponsored by platform provider CYBER-NY in partnership with Japan Information and Culture Center and … Continue reading Fourteen Titles Available On-Demand for New York Japan CineFest’s First Online Festival

The Consulate General of Japan in New York to Host Livestream of Duo YUMENO Concert

Friday Concerts Livestream: Duo YUMENO Friday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. Online with Facebook Live Admission: Free Live from Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi’s residence! After hosting JAZZ TRIANGLE 65-77 on October 30, Friday Concerts returns as the Consulate General of Japan in New York will livestream an evening of music from New York-based Duo YUMENO, comprised of koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist … Continue reading The Consulate General of Japan in New York to Host Livestream of Duo YUMENO Concert

“Virtual Fallen Leaves,” Music for Piano, Cello, and Shakuhachi, to Premiere This Weekend

Virtual Fallen Leaves Sunday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. Live Stream Online Ticket/Contribution Levels If you’re struggling due to the pandemic, take advantage of the organizers’ “Pay What You Can” offer. If you’re able to contribute more to help someone else pay less, please do! $5 — I Just Need to Smile Right Now $15 – Fan of Kyo-Shin-An Arts $25 – Friend of Kyo-Shin-An … Continue reading “Virtual Fallen Leaves,” Music for Piano, Cello, and Shakuhachi, to Premiere This Weekend

Upcoming Exhibition at WhiteBox Harlem to Feature 15 Japanese Women Artists

EXODUS v: Aesthetics in the Political Saturday, November 14 through Sunday, December 6 Opening Reception: Saturday, November 21 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. WhiteBox Harlem – 213 E. 121st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Admission: Free From Kyoko Sato, Exhibition Curator Since COVID-19 kicked off with unseen fury in early Spring 2020, all of our lives in New York City have drastically changed. … Continue reading Upcoming Exhibition at WhiteBox Harlem to Feature 15 Japanese Women Artists