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Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage “Japanese Sacred Gagaku Court Music and Secular Art Music: Ancient Soundscapes Reborn”

Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

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Featuring the renowned Japanese Gagaku musicians

Mayumi Miyata, Shō
Hitomi Nakamura, Hichiriki
Takeshi Sasamoto, Ryūteki
with the Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York
New York-based Hōgaku artists
Masayo Ishigure, shamisen
Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi
and the Momenta Quartet

Traditional Pieces
Hyōjō no netori
Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Goshōraku no kyū
Kashin (Glorious Days)

Contemporary Pieces
Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) for Otto Tomek (2008)
Flower Meditation Dance
Mirage (2008)

Protected by the Imperial Japanese Court for more than 1,000 years, gagaku is the world’s oldest living orchestral music. The program includes traditional pieces, as well as works by contemporary composers at the forefront of a revival of this traditional art form.

Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies and the Columbia Music Performance Program
Supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York

Free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies



Friday, March 30, 2012
8:00 pm
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Miller Theatre, Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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