Music From Japan Festival 2013
Japanese Rhythm and Timbre
NYC (Feb 23-24) Washington, DC (Feb 27)
Kenny Endo: taiko; Kaoru Watanabe: taiko and fue
Kumi Ogano: piano; Fred Sherry: cello
Kumi Ogano, piano
Photo: Maria Fielding
Kenny Endo, taiko
Photo: Darian Wong
Founded in 1975 by current Artistic Director Naoyuki Miura, Music From Japan continues to preside as the leading presenter of Japanese contemporary and traditional music in the United States and the world. After three decades of touring throughout North and South America, Central Asia and Japan, Music From Japan has presented about 400 works, including 81 world premieres and 69 commissions (for both Japanese and American composers). Over the course of 37 years, more than 166 Japanese composers have been showcased, as well as many traditional Japanese pieces. Music From Japan was honored for its activities when the organization received the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation in July 2007. Mr. Miura was awarded the Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Award in December 2007, Sen Kayoko Award from the Soroptimist Japan Foundation in November 2010, and the Gen-On Special Award (given by the Japan Society of Contemporary Music) in 2012.
Fred Sherry, cello
Photo: Ken Howard
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|Music From Japan's activities are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.|