Music From Japan
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Music From Japan Festival 2013

Japanese Rhythm and Timbre

NYC (Feb 23-24) and Washington, DC (Feb 27)

Featured Artists:
Kenny Endo: taiko
Kaoru Watanabe: taiko and fue
Kumi Ogano: piano
Fred Sherry: cello
Tomiko Kohjiba: commissioned composer

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Baruch Performing Arts Center
Engelman Recital Hall
Baruch College: East 25th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue

 


Rhythms of Japanese Drums and Flutes Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe: Taiko and Fue

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 8pm Baruch Performing Arts Center (Engelman Recital Hall), New York City

Artists:
Kenny Endo, taiko (drums)
Kaoru Watanabe, taiko (drums) and fue (bamboo flutes)

Program:
Kenny Endo: Jugoya
Kaoru Watanabe: Together Alone
traditional: Chakuto Kenny Endo: Symmetrical Soundscapes ; Sand
Kaoru Watanabe: Hiraki Endo and Watanabe: Chigen
Kenny Endo: Spirit Sounds Kenny Endo: Swing, Soul and Sincerity

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

 


 

Japanese Tone Colors on Western Instruments

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 2pm Baruch Performing Arts Center (Engelman Recital Hall), New York City

Artists:
Kumi Ogano (piano) with Fred Sherry (cello)

Program:
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 (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

 


 

Rhythms of Japanese Drums and Flutes — Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe: Taiko and Fue

Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2013 at 7.30pm 
Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (same program as Feb 23 – see above)

 


Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe Celebrate Release of Their New CD Convergence

with Special guest Sumie Kaneko
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY

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