Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:00 PM
General: $25
Student/Senior: $15

Taka Kigawa, piano - Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen - James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi

This will be a rare opportunity to hear tremendously diverse music; from John King's solo shakuhachi piece in the Honkyoku style, to the Avant Garde texturalism of Toshi Ichiyanagi, plus the world premiere of TORIO possibly the first trio ever for shakuhachi, shamisen and piano by Douglas Cuomo. Also music by Karen Tanaka, Katsutoshi Nagasawa, and Mari Kimura. Please don't miss it.

Torio by Douglas J. Cuomo (shakuhachi, shamisen, piano), World Premiere, a Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission
Moon, Mountain, Stream by John King (shakuhachi) World Premiere
Four Cups of Green Tea by Mari Kimura (shakuhachi and piano) a Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission
Mirage by Toshi Ichiyanagi (shakuhachi and piano)
Shamisen Concerto by Katsutoshi Nagasawa (shamisen and piano)
Techno Etudes by Karen Tanaka (piano)

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.