13th Annual Concert of Japanese Heritage Musical Instruments

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Date(s) - 31/03/2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Miller Theatre

13th Annual Concert of Japanese Heritage Musical Instruments 
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Medieval Japanese Studies
Saturday, March 31, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Miller Theatre, Columbia University

Part I Gagaku: Sacred Soundscapes Reborn

Hyōjō no netori – (Tuning Prelude in E)
Etenraku – (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Banshikichō no netori  – (Tuning prelude in B)
Kashin – (This Auspicious Day)
Seigaiha – (Blue Sea Waves)

Part II Contemporary works for Japanese Heritage Instruments

Tadahisa Nakamura – Correspondences* (2017) for bass clarinet & 17-string (bass) koto
*U.S. Premiere, Winner of the 9th Japan Federations of Composers Compositiona Award

Toshi Ichiyanagi – TBA

Hiroya Miura – Lustral Shades* (*New Commission, First Performance) (2018) for shamisen, shō, hichiriki, riyūteki & cello

Featuring Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), Yumi Kurosawa (17-string koto_. Erik Helstrom (bass clarinet), Hidejiro Honjoh (shamisen), Elena Ariza (cello), Columbia Gagaku InstrumentalEnsemble of New York