James Nyoraku Schlefer. Photo by Nicole Goodhue Boyd

Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Concert

Breathing Peace II Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Live streamed from Soapbox Gallery – 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn Suggested donation: $10 Shakuhachi Master James Nyoraku Schlefer will perform the second in a series of concerts at Soapbox Gallery devoted to traditional music for shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Long associated with Zen Buddhist meditation practice, the haunting and powerful sounds of the bamboo flute … Continue reading Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Concert

Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Winter Light” at Tenri Cultural Institute

Winter Light by Kyo-Shin-An Arts Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: $25 in advance/$30 at the door/$10 discount for seniors and students/Free children under 12 Kyo-Shin-An Arts, a contemporary music organization dedicated to the integration of the Japanese instruments koto, shakuhachi, and shamisen into Western classical composition, continues its 11th season … Continue reading Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Winter Light” at Tenri Cultural Institute

Breathing Peace: Music for Shakuhachi at Soapbox Gallery

Breathing Peace Music for Shakuhachi – Sound, Silence and Peace for Daily Life Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. Soapbox Gallery – 636 Dean Street, Brooklyn Admission: $20/$10 Students Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer will perform the first of a series of concerts at Soapbox Gallery devoted to traditional music for shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Long associated with Zen Buddhist meditation practice, the … Continue reading Breathing Peace: Music for Shakuhachi at Soapbox Gallery
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Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Recital at Tenri Cultural Institute

Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Recital Sunday, July 7 from noon until 3:00 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A W. 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Suggested Donation: $10 at the door Students of Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Dojo will perform solo honkyoku, the classic music developed by Buddhist monks as a practice towards inner reflection and enlightenment. Their instructor is Shakuhachi Grand Master James … Continue reading Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Recital at Tenri Cultural Institute
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Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Snowdrop Moment” for Kugo, Harp, and Shakuhachi

Snowdrop Moment Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. Tenri Cultural Institute – 43A West 13 Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: $25/$15 seniors and students Kyo-Shin-An Arts, an award-winning, contemporary music organization that brings Japanese and Western classical music together, is celebrating its tenth anniversary season. Its upcoming concert, Snowdrop Moment, is a program of solos and duos for kugo, harp, and shakuhachi performed … Continue reading Kyo-Shin-An Arts Presents “Snowdrop Moment” for Kugo, Harp, and Shakuhachi