Circle Wind Concert
Sunday, September 11 at 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center – 129 W. 67th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
The Circle Wind Concert commemorates the 9/11 tragedy and the 3/11 tsunami disaster in Japan. This year it will also support people suffering from a series of earthquakes in the Kumamoto area.
Documentary film director Kyoko Gasha, who is also an anchor and senior producer for Reuters Television, will emcee the program. Wild Samurai “Nobushi,” a leading wadaiko (traditional Japanese drum) group, and Hitoyoshi Nebuka Taiko, a junior wadaiko team, come to New York from Japan for an energetic and powerful performance. Ayako Shirasaki Jazz Trio, an acclaimed jazz trio; The Bear Necessities, an a cappella chorus from Brown University; and Japan Choral Harmony “TOMO” will also perform at this annual concert. Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir, which was formed this summer with 35 Japanese speaking elementary and middle school students living in New York area, will make their official debut.
To purchase tickets, please visit Kaufman Music Center’s website or call the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at 212.501.3330.