Duo YUMENO ~ Fire and Water



Duo Yumeno, NYC, New York Buddhist Church, shamisen, koto, cello, Japanese traditional music

Duo YUMENO ~ Fire and Water

Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m.

New York Buddhist Church – 331-332 Riverside Drive (between 105th and 106th Streets)

Suggested donation: $20 adults/$10 seniors and students

Duo YUMENO, the New York-based ensemble with Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto, shamisen and voice) and Hikaru Tamaki (cello), returns to New York Buddhist Church after its acclaimed concert during the church’s 75th anniversary.

The Duo offers a unique fusion of sound that explores and reinvents both Japanese and Western music with new commissions and arrangements of traditional works. This concert will feature a world premiere of “Not a Single Cloud Exists,” a shamisen and cello duo by composer Yoko Sato. A scroll written for the cellist by Buddhist priest Soko Morinaga is the inspiration for the title: “In the land of dreams (Yumeno), not a single cloud exists.”

Other works include Marty Regan’s “Send Off at the Yellow Crane Tower,” Thomas Osborne’s “From the Ninth Height of Heaven” and other traditional works.

Duo YUMENO has performed in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Tokyo, Kyoto and Tekirdag and Istanbul, Turkey. The Duo’s 2014 tour to Trinidad, co-organized by The Japan Foundation NY and the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago, was highlighted by a performance at the President’s House.

Duo YUMENO is a recipient of the 2014 Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program grant.