Honjoh Hidejiro Presents “neo”



Asian Cultural Council, NYC, Japan, traditional Japanese music, contemporary music, shamisen, shakuhachi, Ralph Samuelson, Claire Chase, Tenri, Tenri Cultural Institute, Honjoh Hidejiro
Asian Cultural Council grantee Hidejiro Keigo Honjoh

Honjoh Hidejiro Presents “neo”

Friday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Admission: $20

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

Special guests
Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi)
Claire Chase (flute)

This concert is supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York.

For more information, please email k5ayusawa@gmail.com or ktakizawa@tenri.org. To purchase tickets, please visit the event’s Brown Paper Tickets page.