Kyo-Shin-An Arts Ends Season at Tenri with Kammerraku Blossoms



Kammerraku, Kammerraku Blossoms, Kyo-Shin-An Arts, shakuhachi, koto, shamisen, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Voxare Quartet, Fukushima, New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers, NYC, Japan, classical music

Kammerraku Blossoms

Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 p.m.

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

Tickets: $25/$15 seniors and students

Kyo-Shin-An Arts, a musical organization dedicated to the integration of Japanese musical instruments – such as koto, shakuhachi, and shamisen – and Western classical music, will have its final performance of the season at Tenri Cultural Institute.

The special program features five very short works by young composers from their collaboration with the New York Philharmonic Very Young Composers – three from NYC and two from Fukushima, Japan. There will also be the gripping world premiere of The 26 by Mark Nowakowski, inspired by the martyrdom of 26 Franciscan missionaries in 1597 (20 of whom were Japanese), the reprise of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’ haunting work, Here, Again; and Kyo-Shin-An Arts Artistic Director James Schlefer’s urban shuffle, Sidewalk Dances, for shakuhachi and cello. Voxare Quartet will also play Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 as well as Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Pannonia Boundless.

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