Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 PM

EXPLODING CHRYSANTHEMUMS


A program of contemporary music for shakuhachi with piano trio and soprano! Jennifer Aylmer, soprano - James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi Kathleen Supové, piano - Jennifer Choi, violin - Wendy Law, cello. Featuring Three World premiere commissions from Kyo-Shin-An Arts. Spell No. 8 by Aleksandra Vrebalov (piano trio. shakuhachi and soprano) Silhouette by Douglas J. Cuomo (cello and shakuhachi) Generations by Ciara Cornelius (soprano, shakuhachi and cello) Plus the reprise of Randall Woolf's Hollow (piano trio and shakuhachi), and songs for piano and soprano by Michael Torke, Paul Moravec and Ricky Ian Gordon.

 

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Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:00 PM

KAMMERRAKU FROST

Elegant music for string quartet with shamisen and shakuhachi.
The Voxare String Quartet with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi and Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen performing "String Journey" for shamisen and quartet by Schlefer and "Floating Bridge of Heaven" for shakuhachi, shamisen and quartet by Donald Womack. Plus string quartets TBD.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:00 PM

SAKURA SMASH

Cherry Blossoms have never been so much fun!

Presented in collaboration with Cutting Edge Concerts at Symphony Space, this concert features the amazing string quintet Sybarite5 and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, performing Paul Moravec’s Shakuhachi Concerto and the premiere of a new sextet by Schlefer. The program will also feature the continued evolution of Rashomon, for shakuhachi and strings, by Victoria Bond and an additional composer to be selected by Sybarite5.

 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018, 4:00 PM

ROSE MUSIC

Taka Kigawa, piano, Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen and koto, James Nyoraku Schefer, shakuhachi.

Celebrate the season with the melodic and percussive beauty of music for piano and Japanese instruments. Featuring duos by Mari Kimura, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Katsutoshi Nagasawa and Yumi Hara Cawkwell, plus a Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission from Douglas J. Cuomo for piano, shamisen and shakuhachi.

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