Four Seasons in New York: Gems of Japanese Music – vol.14
Sunday, April 28 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.
CRS (Center for Remembering and Sharing) 3FL White Room – 123 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets)
Admission: $30 (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, whose wide-ranging repertoire features classical music and improvisational pieces.
For this concert, Kimura chose three pieces as her homage to The Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature that is widely considered the first novel ever written. The epic novel is the subject of a brilliant exhibition, The Tale of Genji – A Japanese Classic Illuminated, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kimura is also a part of the new opera Murasaki’s Moon, which will premiere at the Met in mid-May.
Murasaki-shikibu -Lady Murasaki (composed by Kin’ichi Nakanoshima)
Kumiuta Akashi (composed by Kitajima-kengyo)
Murasaki no Fu for solo sangen (composed by Minoru Miki)
After the concert, mochi Rin will serve a delicious, handmade Japanese sweet.
Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance at CRS’s website, by phone at 212-677-8621, or in person at CRS.
Please enjoy Japanese music after cherry blossom viewing!