Local Musical Duo to Host Live Stream Concert for PPE

Duo YUMENO Live Stream Benefit Concert—#GetUsPPE

Sunday, April 12 from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Facebook Live and YouTube Live

Suggested donation: $5

Duo YUMENO will present a live stream concert on Facebook live and YouTube live. The duo will ask for a $5 (or more) donation to help purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers nationwide. All proceeds will go to #GetUsPPE.

The short program will feature works by Daron Hagen, Michio Miyagi and J.S. Bach. Join Duo YUMENO online with the drink of your choice and enjoy music that celebrates the spring season. Check their Facebook event page for updates.

 

About Duo YUMENO

New York-based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki create a singular fusion sound, inspired by tradition but with a contemporary sensibility. Duo YUMENO’s repertoire includes a dynamic range of compositions—both traditional and contemporary—all of which explore the dialogue between classical Japanese and western music.

Duo YUMENO champions works by contemporary American and Japanese composers, including Daron Hagen, Lou Harrison, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Minoru Miki, Marty Regan, Yoko Sato, Angel Lam, Elizabeth Brown, Takatomi Nobunaga and many others. In 2014, they were awarded the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program grant, and in 2015 they received the Aoyama Baroque Saal Award.

Their innovative activities have been featured in the media, like The New York Times, Chamber Music Magazine, New York Classical Review, The Japan Times, Hōgaku Journal, NPR and WQXR. They have performed at prestigious venues such as John F. Kennedy Center, the United Nations, Japan Society, New England Conservatory, Princeton University, University of Chicago, Clark Museum, George Nakashima Foundation, Rubin Museum and many others.

 

Links to information on coronavirus:

https://www.who.int/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

https://www1.nyc.gov/

 

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