EXPLODING CHYSANTHEMUMS Concert Announced. 11/19

EXPLODING CHYSANTHEMUMS Concert Announced. 11/19Japanese and Western sounds blend in a dynamic program of contemporary music for shakuhachi, soprano and piano trio.

A 2016 and 2013 CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award Winner, KYO-SHIN-AN ARTS is a contemporary music organization dedicated to the integration of the Japanese instruments koto, shakuhachi and shamisen into Western classical composition. Kyo-Shin-An Arts' award-winning concert series, presented in collaboration with Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute in Manhattan, features a blend of KSA commissions with World, American and NY premieres, traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments and Western repertoire.

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano; James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; Wendy Law, cello; Kathleen Supové, piano; and Jennifer Choi, violin


• Spell No. 8 by Aleksandra Vrebalov (soprano, shakuhachi and piano trio) - World premiere

• No Fear (Of Silence) by Douglas J. Cuomo (shakuhachi and cello) - World premiere

• Generations by Ciara Cornelius (soprano, shakuhachi and cello) - World premiere

• Hollow by Randall Woolf (piano trio and shakuhachi)

And songs for piano and soprano

• Where the bee sucks by Lukas Foss

• Blessing of the boats by Ricky Ian Gordon

• The Coming of Wisdom with Time by Paul Moravec

• House and Home by Michael Torke

This program will include a post-performance, composer panel and discussion about writing for the shakuhachi, moderated by James Nyoraku Schlefer and featuring Aleksandra Vrebalov, Douglas J. Cuomo, Ciara Cornelius and Randall Woolf.


Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City

Tickets $25/15 at brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006

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