Yoko Reikano Kimura, Marty Regan, Bargemusic, shamisen, music, concert, traditional Japanese instruments, Brooklyn

Shamisen Virtuoso Yoko Reikano Kimura to Perform at Bargemusic’s Here and Now Labor Day Festival

Yoko Reikano Kimura at Here and Now Labor Day Festival

Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 at 4:00 p.m.

Bargemusic – 1 Water Street, Brooklyn

Admission: $35/$30 Seniors/$20 Students and Children under 16

Acclaimed koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura will be among several musicians performing at Bargemusic during the holiday weekend. For this concert, Kimura will perform the world premiere of “Medusa’s Lair,” a solo shamisen piece by Marty Regan.

About Yoko Reikano Kimura

Saitama native Yoko Reikano Kimura’s wide-ranging repertoire features classical music and improvisational pieces. She studied several musical instruments from a young age and went on to receive the top prize for her graduation recital at Tokyo University of the Arts and Music. Kimura learned from many revered instructors, including a Living National Treasure, Senko Yamabiko.

Kimura founded Duo YUMENO with cellist Hikaru Tamaki in 2009. Together they have explored blending Western classical music and traditional Japanese music. They released their first album, Flowers, Birds, Wind, Moon: Music by Marty Regan, in 2015. The duo has performed around the world, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit yokoreikanokimura.com.

About Marty Regan

For nearly 20 years composer Marty Regan has written contemporary music for traditional Japanese instruments such as the shamisen, koto, and shakuhachi. He was a Japanese government-sponsored research student at Tokyo College of Music for two years. There he studied composition and applied lessons on traditional Japanese instruments. For more information, please visit martyregan.com.

About Bargemusic

A renovated coffee barge moored at Fulton Ferry Landing, Bargemusic is a floating classical music venue. You can listen to chamber music year-round and see stunning views of Lower Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit bargemusic.org.