CASSATT STRING QUARTET with
YOKO REIKANO KIMURA and JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER
The Cassatt String Quartet with Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, bringing Hawaii to NYC with three sextets written for the KSA/Cassatt performance on the Honolulu Chamber Music Series. Music by University of Hawaii composers Takuma Itoh, Thomas Osborne, and Donald Womack. Plus the New York premiere of Samuel Adler's String Quartet Number 10 – a Fromm commission written for the Cassatt Quartet.
SPECIAL EVENT! Reception and composer discussion moderated by composer/music journalist FRANK J. OTERI immediately following the concert.
Duo No. 2 (shakuhachi and shamisen) – James Nyoraku Schlefer
Quartet No. 10 (string quartet) – Samuel Adler, a 2013 Fromm Foundation Commission, NY Premiere
The Distance of the Moon (koto, shakuhachi , string quartet) – Takuma Itoh NY Premiere
The Floating Bridge of Heaven (shamisen, shakuhachi , string quartet) – Donald Womack NY Premiere
Window Seat (koto, shakuhachi, string quartet) – Thomas Osborne NY Premiere
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York, NY