Music from Japan Festival 2013

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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

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: February 23, 2013 Final Performance: February 24, 2013

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