SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011, 8:00PM Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street, NYC
Celebrate the longest days of the year with the ancient sounds of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Enjoy traditional Zen Buddhist music, and music for shakuhachi chorus as bamboo players surround the audience in glorious harmony. James Nyoraku Schlefer and friends connect the sounds of the earth with the permanence of the heavens. Very special guest Grand Master Riley Lee, from Australia, in a rare New York appearance.
Vlastislav Matoušek Ordo Mobii The Ensemble James Nyoraku Schlefer Timeless Moment The Ensemble Traditional Honkyoku Kyorei Nora Suggs, Thomas Hack James Nyoraku Schlefer Solstice Spirit The Ensemble Henry Cowell The Universal Flute Ralph Samuelson Chikuho Sakai I Mushi Kuyo Riley Lee, James Schlefer
- Intermission -
James Nyoraku Schlefer Take Rei (World Premiere) James Schlefer, Luke Rinderknecht Minoru Miki Sonnet II Riley Lee, Ralph Samuelson, James Schlefer James Nyoraku Schlefer Big Piece The Ensemble Traditional Honkyoku Taki Otoshi Riley Lee