Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents "Sakura Tea" at Tenri



Sakura Tea, sakura, tea, cherry blossoms, ocha, NYC, Japan, Tenri, Tenri Cultural Institute, concert, Kyo-Shin-An Arts, DUO YUMENO, James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, koto, shamisen, traditional Japanese music

Sakura Tea

Sunday, May 21, at 4:00 p.m.

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

Admission: $25/$15 seniors and students

Kyo-Shin-An Arts presents its final concert of the season with Sakura Tea, a program of traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments and cello featuring Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and shamisen; Sumie Kaneko, koto and shamisen; James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; and Hikaru Tamaki, cello.

Recipient of the 2013 and 2016 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Kyo-Shin-An Arts is a contemporary music organization dedicated to the integration of traditional Japanese instruments such as koto, shakuhachi, and shamisen into Western classical composition.


  • Kaito Nakahori: New Work – World premiere
  • Daron Hagen: Misteriosoi – NY premiere
  • Thomas Osborne: Circles of Light
  • James Nyoraku Schlefer: We Shall (Surely) Meet Again – World premiere of a Kyo-Shin-An Commission
  • Yamase Shoin I: Miyako no Haru 都の春 (Spring in the Capitol)

To purchase tickets, please visit the event’s Brown Paper Tickets page.