Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Four Seasons in New York Saturday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. through Tuesday, August 31 at 11:30 p.m. EDT Online Admission: $20 Enjoy the beauty of Japanese music at the 20th concert of the Four Seasons in New York series, which celebrates its 20th installment this weekend. About the Event Koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura began this concert series in the fall of … Continue reading Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Acclaimed Koto and Shamisen Player to Perform the Songs of Winter

Four Seasons in New York—Gems of Japanese Music, vol. 19 (Winter) Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. Online Tickets: $20 (plus handling fee) Acclaimed Japanese koto and shamisen performer Yoko Reikano Kimura performs music that celebrates New Year’s Day and the winter season. Program “Shunkyō for two shamisens” – by Seihō Kineya “Shōjō no Tsuru” (“Crane on the … Continue reading Acclaimed Koto and Shamisen Player to Perform the Songs of Winter

The Music of Obon

Obon Classics: Special Lecture and Performance Saturday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. YouTube Live Stream Admission: Free It’s Obon season, the Buddhist custom of welcoming one’s ancestors back home. The Japan Foundation will present a special lecture on some of the traditional Japanese musical instruments used for the Bon Odori, a summertime folk dance festival that is the highlight of Obon. This … Continue reading The Music of Obon

Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen”

Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen” Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.) Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall – W. 57th Street and 7th Avenue Admission: $25-$30 Niigata native Fumiyoshi will perform on shamisen, a Japanese three-stringed banjo-like instrument. His specialty is the “Hiki-shamisen” style, which puts importance on the echo of the sound. Although Fumiyoshi’s repertoire is primarily … Continue reading Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen”
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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 … Continue reading Shamisen Virtuoso Yoko Reikano Kimura to Perform at Bargemusic’s Here and Now Labor Day Festival