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Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage – Concert II: “Japanese Sacred Court Music and Ancient Soundscapes Reborn”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

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Mayumi Miyata, Shō
Hitomi Nakamura, Hichiriki
Takeshi Sasamoto, Ryūteki
Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Chris Washburne, Trombone
Columbia Gagaku Instument Ensemble

Traditional Pieces
Hyōjō no netori
Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
Taishikichō no netori
Chōgeishi (In Lasting Celebration)
Batō (Wild Mane)
Sōjō no chōshi
Shundeiraku (Spring Garden Music)

Contemporary Pieces
Yozora (The Night Sky) (1987) (US Premiere)
Utsurohi (Transient) (1986)
Ashibune Bontoro Gō (The Reed Boat “Bontoro”) (2011) (World Premiere)
Reimei (Before the Dawn) (2009) (New York Premiere)

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.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011
6:00 pm
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Miller Theatre, Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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