Music From Japan

25-string koto / New Works by Young Japanese Composers

Festival 2003 began in New York with a recital by Keiko Nosaka on the 25-string koto and was followed by a concert featuring new works by young Japanese composers including Atsuhiko Gondai, Keiko Harada, Sunao Isaji, Misato Mochizuki, Mica Nozawa and Toshiro Saruya, all commissioned by Music From Japan for the festival. Performers participating in the young composers concert included recognized new music specialists such as Fred Sherry and flutist Tara Helen O’Connor as well as Ms. Nosaka and her daughter, Mizuyo Komiya. Both events were accompanied by a lecture/discussion. Following Ms. Nosaka’s performances in New York, she gave recitals in Washington, DC, Tennessee, and California.