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“New Echoes from Japan’s Musical Past” A Gagaku Concert: From the Classics to T. Takemitsu and H. Miura

Thursday, February 22, 2007 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Performers: Hitomi Nakamura, Takeshi Sasamoto, Mayumi Miyata, Naoko Terauchi, and Jacqueline Leclair

6:00 – 7:30 PM Concert, 7:30 – 8:30 PM Reception

This concert will feature pieces from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary compositions by Tōru Takemitsu, Takeshi Sasamoto, and the world premiere of Hiroya Miura’s Gossamer Lattice (Kasane Gōshi).

Hitomi Nakamura – hichiriki
Mayumi Miyata – shō
Takeshi Sasamoto – ryūtekibiwa

With contributions by
Naoko Terauchi – kakkokoto
Jaqueline Leclair – oboe

Concert Program

Part I: The Classical Sound of Gagaku Music

Presented in an abbreviated ensemble of three wind instruments, ryūtekihichiriki, and shō; two strings, the biwa and koto; and one drum, the kakko.

Hyōjō no chōshi (bongen)
Goshōraku no kyū
   With students from the Columbia Gagaku Ensemble
Ichikotsuchō no netori
Shunnōden: “yūsei” 
and “kisshō” (Voices of Spring Warblers: “Gathering” and“Climax”)

Part II: Contemporary Music for Gagaku Instruments

Tsuki no shita nite (Under the Moon, 1992) (Rev. Dec. 1994) by Takeshi Sasamoto

Ryūteki    Takeshi Sasamoto Shō     Mayumi Miyata

Distance for oboe and shō by Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
Commissioned by oboist Heinz Hollinger in 1972

Jacqueline Leclair, oboe
Mayumi Miyata, shō

World Premiere
Gossamer Lattice (Kasane gōshi)
 for hichiriki, ryūteki, and shō (2007) by Hiroya Miura

In Conclusion

Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Studies, as part of the of the “Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes from Japan’s Musical Past”Program Series


Thursday, February 22, 2007
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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