JapanCulture•NYC is proud to team up with pianist Eunbi Kim and her Murakami Music Project on a trivia contest to give away tickets to the upcoming concert Murakami Music: Stories of Loss and Nostalgia. Round 3 of trivia questions was this week, and we’re happy to announce that Ellie Austin and Faheem Kudo are the winners! They each won a pair of tickets to the performance, which takes stage at Symphony Space on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. (For concert details, please click here.)
Ellie and Faheem are winners because they were randomly selected from participants who answered these questions correctly:
Questions for Week 3:
1. What music did Toru describe as “the perfect music for cooking pasta” in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle?
A. “The Theiving Magpie” by Gioachino Rossini
2. In The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which Mozart opera did Nutmeg compare Toru’s life to in his search for Kumiko, his missing wife?
A. The Magic Flute
Thanks to everyone who participated!
If you’re a fan of famed Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, you know that there are a number of musical references throughout his body of work. As a musician and devoted Murakami aficionado, Kim has woven these references together to develop the Murakami Music Project, a series of multi-disciplinary presentations in collaboration with actress Laura Yumi Snell.
Directed by Kira Simring, Artistic Director of the cell theatre, where Kim is Artist-in-Residence, the Murakami Music Project has had three performances to date, each evolving into more sophisticated tributes to both Murakami and the wide range of music found in his narratives. A combination of readings of Murakami’s works by Snell and a concert of the author’s musical references by Kim, Murakami Music is a genre-defying afternoon of literary and musical entertainment.