Past Reimagined: Japanese Soundscapes
Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
New York Buddhist Church – 332 Riverside Drive (between 105th and 106th Streets)
Suggested Donation: $20 adults/$10 seniors and students
The New York Buddhist Church presents a concert with award-winning New York based Japanese musicians Duo YUMENO. Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto/shamisen/voice) and Hikaru Tamaki (violoncello) will give a unique performance of contemporary Japanese and American music, the duo’s singular fusion of sound, which has been praised as “exquisite” and “compelling.”
The concert features “Cantabile,” a newly commissioned work by the renowned composer Daron Hagen and based on “The Tale of Heike,” and the New York premiere of “In the Land of Dreams” for shamisen and cello by the gifted Japanese composer Yoko Sato. Works by outstanding contemporary Japanese composers Toshio Hosokawa and Rikuya Terashima, as well as music by Marty Regan and Thomas Osborne will complete the program. Kimura’s rich, sonorous style of traditional Japanese singing will be heard throughout this fresh and diverse program.
- “In the Land of Dreams” by Yoko Sato (New York Premiere)
- “Koto-Uta” by Toshio Hosokawa
- “Cantabile” by Daron Hagen
- “Tumbling From the Ninth Height of Heaven” by Thomas Osborne
- “Sonata for Solo Cello” by Rikuya Terashima
- “Silence of the Moon” by Marty Regan
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New York Buddhist Church.