Music From Japan Festival 2013

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Performing Arts

Feb 201323 Feb 201324

Baruch Performing Arts Center
Engelman Recital Hall
151 E 25th St
New York, New York, 10010
United States

Sat Feb 23, 8pm
Kaoru Watanabe, fue bamboo flute
Kenny Endo, taiko drums

Sun Feb 24, 2pm
Kumi Ogano, piano
F red Sherry, cello
various, see below

$20 general (Saturday OR Sunday)
$12 students and seniors (Sunday only)
$35 festival weekend pass

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This fascinating annual festival explores musical connections between Japan and the Western musical tradition. The concert on Sat 24 features flutist Kaoru Watanabe and taiko drummer Kenny Endo in a mix of new works by both players; on Sun 24, cellist Fred Sherry is a featured guest for an afternoon of contemporary-classical works for Eastern and Western instruments.

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 8pm   
Rhythms of Japanese Drums and Flutes — Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe: Taiko and Fue 

Kenny Endo, taiko (drums) 
Kaoru Watanabe, taiko (drums) and fue (bamboo flutes)


arrangements of traditional pieces and new compositions/improvisations by Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe. Full program details to follow. 

7:15pm: Pre-concert lecture-demonstration by Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe


Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 2pm  
Japanese Tone Colors on Western Instruments

Kumi Ogano (piano) with Fred Sherry (cello)

Jummei Suzuki: Impromptu for piano solo (2007)**
Yoshio Hachimura:  Meditation “Higan-bana”  (1969)

Toru Takemitsu: For Away (1973);  Les Yeux clos  (1979);  Orion for cello and piano  (1984)
Akira Miyoshi:  Chaines  – Preludes for piano, Nos. 1–3 (1973)
Tomiko Kohjiba:  Wadatsumi  for cello and piano (2012)*

** American premiere  
* world premiere of new Music From Japan commission

3:45pm: Post-concert forum featuring Tomiko Kohjiba and the artists


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