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Swan Song for Shakuhachi, Koto, Shamisen, voice, and String Quartet (Premiere)

  • Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY 43a West 29th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
James Noryaku Schlefer

James Noryaku Schlefer

Commissioned by Kyo-Shin-An Arts, James Nyoraku Schlefer artistic director, a major new work for Shakuhachi, Koto, Shamisen, voice, and String Quartet to be premiered by the Cassatt String Quartet and Schlefer at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City prior to a tour.

Learn more about the composition here.

Learn more about Kyo-Shin-An Arts here.

Hagen's Koto Concerto, commissioned by Kyo Shin An Arts and recorded by the Orchestra of the Swan in the UK for MRS Records, has received over 120,000 YouTube views. Learn more about it here.

Leading exponents of traditional Japanese instruments perform with Orchestra of the Swan, shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer and Yumi Kurosawa, one of the most exciting young soloists on Japan's national instrument, the koto, delicacy and virtuosity in harmony "KOTO CONCERTO: GENJI" (A Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission) Composed by Daron Aric Hagen performed by Orchestra of the Swan Soloist Yumi Kurosawa -- koto Conductor David Curtis



Earlier Event: March 2
Appassionato for Koto & Cello
Later Event: May 23
Duet with the Past