Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music – Vol. 17
Saturday, January 25 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.
CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), 3rd Floor White Room
Admission: $30/$20 students (includes Japanese confectionary)
CRS and Mar Creation, Inc. continue their seasonal concert series Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music, where guests discover traditional Japanese music by acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura. Kimura’s wide-ranging repertoire features classical music and improvisational pieces. Discover traditional Japanese music offered together with an exclusive taste of mochi Rin’s beautiful Japanese seasonal sweet. This will be Volume 17 and the second concert of the 2019-2020 season of Four Seasons in New York — Gems of Japanese Music.
“Ne no Hi no Asobi” – Taiga Yamaki II (New Year’s song)
“Kyorai” for solo shamisen – Seiho Kineya
Praise for Yoko Reikano Kimura
“…Yoko Reikano Kimura, playing the shamisen and singing, is superb….” — New York Times
“…Kimura’s voice was rich and full-bodied ….” — KCMETROPLIS
“…Under Kimura’s practiced hand, there were also occasional dramatic and explosive passages. – Koto Concerto: Genji” — The NEWS GAZZETE
About Four Seasons in New York – Gems of Japanese Music
New York’s music scene reflects the diverse and vibrant culture of the city. Kimura, together with CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing), began this concert series in the fall of 2015. As a Japanese instrumentalist, she hopes to introduce the brilliance of traditional Japanese music, which is still being passed on to future generations after many centuries. Starting with the 2018-19 season, the series has featured contemporary pieces composed by living composers as well. Kimura has introduced about 40 works from the classical repertoire since the first concert in the series. Please come and experience the sounds of koto and shamisen and enjoy the taste of the four seasons here in New York!
Tickets are $30 and include exclusive seasonal wagashi (beautiful Japanese confectionary). The concert location is the award-winning White Room at CRS. Seating is limited and advanced purchased is strongly encouraged. To purchase your tickets please visit CRS’s website, call CRS at 212-677-8621, or in visit CRS in person at 123 4th Avenue.
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