March 2nd, 7:30pm: Japanese Composers Influenced by John Cage
March 3rd, 5:30pm: The Works of Yumi Saiki
Victor Borge Hall/Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue at 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
Music From Japan is pleased to announce its Festival 2019 program. For its 44th season MFJ will facilitate dialogue between composers, critics and music scholars from the US and Japan. On Saturday, March 2nd, Japanese Composers Influenced by John Cage, curated by musicologist Miyuki Shiraishi, will feature six composers. A highlight of the program will be the world premiere of a new piece by Takahiro Kuroda, commissioned by Music From Japan. The concert will be preceded by a lecture by the curator, and followed by an open forum with a question and answer session. The Sunday concert, The Works of Yumi Saiki, will include a cross-section of the composer’s work over the past fifteen years. It too will be followed by an open forum with New York and Japanese composers, critics and scholars.