Honjoh Hidejiro Presents “neo”
Friday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Honjoh Hidejiro is an award-winning shamisen performer who graduated from the Japanese Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, where he currently teaches. He has been commissioned by many composers and holds a solo recital four times a year. Honjoh primarily specializes in modern music and performs with the international contemporary ensemble groups and orchestras. This year he received the furtherance of the Asian Cultural Council as a grantee.
“Rinkaiiki” (Toshi Ichiyanagi) shamisen solo
“The Universal Flute” (Henry Cowell) shakuhachi, flute
“Afterimage” (Elizabeth Brown) shakuhachi, shamisen
“Distorted Wheel, Go On And On” (Miho Hazama) shamisen solo – premiere of the revised edition
“TROIS” (Ushio Torikai) shamisen solo
“Glacier” (Dai Fujikura) flute solo
New short piece (Yu Kuwabara) flute, shamisen – world premiere
“neo” (Dai Fujikura) shamisen solo – world premiere
“Fireflies” from the suite ”Kasukani” [Faintly] (Yuji Takahashi) shamisen solo
Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi)
Claire Chase (flute)
This concert is supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York.