festival 2000
25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary Season

Our 25th Anniversary Season began with a commemorative tour to Central Asia in September 1999. The festivities continued with Music From Japan Festival 2000 featuring a world premiere of Hikaru Hayashi's commissioned work, "Lament," composed for the Tokyo String Quartet and "Little Landscape of Hiroshima," sung in Japanese by the Vox Vocal Ensemble. Additionally, we presented the American recital debut of Tsugaru shamisen artist, Chikuzan Takahashi, II. The season concluded with a celebration of Japanese orchestral music on November 9, 2000 at Carnegie Hall where the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the baton of Maestro Paul Lustig Dunkel. The concert featured a Music From Japan commission by Karen Tanaka, "Gaurdian Angel," which has since been performed frequentlythroughout the world. The featured soloists of the evening were Mayumi Miyata, shô, Alan Feinberg, piano and Tim Ries, alto saxophone.

Central Asian Tour

Music From Japan initiated the celebration of its 25th Anniversary in September, 1999 with a concert tour that included stops in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Miyumi Miyata, sho

The Brooklyn Philharmonic under Paul Lustig Dunkel

All Photos Ken Howard