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9th Season of Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage: ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPES REBORN 

Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Japanese Sacred Court Music (Gagaku) and Secular Art Music (Hōgaku)

Free and open to the public. No reservation is required. All seats are on a first-come-first-served basis. The door will open 30 minutes before the performance.

Featuring: Remi Miura (sho), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryuteki), Masayo Ishigure (koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi) and Columbia Gagaku and Hōgaku Ensembles.

Part I: Sacred Gagaku Music
Hyōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E) & Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Kashin (Glorious Days)
Sōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of G) & Konju no ha (Ah! Cheers)
Hyōjō no chōshi (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E) & Kanshū

Part II: Early Modern Winds and Strings for Koto and Shakuhachi
Tadao Sawai, Datura (The Datura Flower)
Kyorei (Bell of Emptiness)
Tadao Sawai, Jōgen no kyoku (The Waxing Moon)

Part III: Contemporary Music for Japanese Instruments
Akira Takaoka, Five Movements on Modulations (new commission) (2014)
Brad Garton, DESU

Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies/Institute for Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives and the Columbia University Music Performance Program.

Partially funded by the Japan Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation, Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation, and Medieval Japanese Studies Foundation.


Sunday, March 30, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Miller Theatre, Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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