New York’s leading Japanese instrument ensemble performs music from the 20th and 21st century at one of New York’s most prestigious chamber music halls. Music by Toshio Funakawa, Michiyo Miyagi, Tadao Sawai, Kineya Seiho, Hikaru Sawai, and James Nyoraku Schlefer.
Masayo Ishigure: Koto Charles Tang: Koto James Nyoraku Schlefer: Shakuhachi guest artist, Sean Katsuyama: cello
For 35 years Bargemusic has been moored in New York's East River and has presented renowned chamber music ensembles performing great masterpieces of Western classical music with the spectacular lower Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. This concert marks a significant departure from the norm by having chamber music for traditional Japanese instruments. We are hoping for a big success.