Arts at TCI and Kyo-Shin-An Arts present


Keeping the legacy alive.
Contemporary versions of traditional solo shakuhachi music.
Brooklyn Style!
Plus, an extraordinary duo for shakuhachi and cello.
James Nyoraku Schlefer – shakuhachi
Hikaru Tamaki – cello

Broadcast Beginning Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4PM EST


This concert will remain available for your viewing convenience. Please join us anytime.
Premiere includes live chat with the composers and performers.


Brooklyn Tsuru no Sugomori (2021) The Life of the Cranes
James Nyoraku Schlefer     
Brooklyn Reibo (2014) The Sound of the Bell      
James Nyoraku Schlefer

Brooklyn Sanya (1999) Three Valleys
James Nyoraku Schlefer

Kio (1988) Duo for Shakuhachi and Cello
Michiyo Mamiya

A Series of Chamber Music Concerts from Two Classical Traditions, Europe and Japan


Arts at Tenri invites you to enjoy chamber music in an ideal setting. Explore the sounds and music of both East and West in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics and accessible ticket prices. Conveniently located near Union Square on 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Arts at Tenri offers a unique opportunity to experience two traditions on the same series. Just as European palaces in the 18th and 19th centuries had their court musicians, so too did the Japanese Imperial courts. Today, the music from both of these traditions continues to enchant, and Arts at Tenri offers the best of each.