EXPLODING CHYSANTHEMUMS Concert Announced. 11/19
Japanese 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