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The Annual Concert of Japanese Heritage Music – Glories of Japanese Music Heritage XIV
Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We celebrate the cultures of Heian and Heisei Eras with a concert presenting music Lady Murasaki describes in her 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji, (in collaboration with the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and the 2019 Sung Waka Poetry by the Retiring Emperor and Empress of this Heisei Era from their January New Year Poetry Celebration.
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Come hear this music brought to life again by eminent musicians from Japan and New York, together with the Columbia University Gagaku Ensemble, with the cooperation of the Director of the Barnard-Columbia Chorus & Chamber Choir.
PART I. GAGAKU: SACRED SOUNDSCAPES REBORN
Hyōjō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E)
Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heavens)
PART II. MUSIC FROM LADY MURASAKI’S 11TH-CENTURY NOVEL
THE TALE OF GENJI
Saibara: Ise no umi (The Sea at Ise)
Ichikotsuchō no netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of D)
Shunnōden Juha (Spring Song of the Bush Warbler)
Koma-Ichikotsuchō no ko-netori (Prelude Mode Centering on the note of E)
PART III. THE MUSIC HERITAGE LIVES ON
Kengyō Yoshizawa II, Chidori no kyoku (Plovers’ Song) (1855)
Marty Regan, Frolicking with Birds (2011)
Utakai Hajime Poems by the Present/Retiring Emperor and Empress (2019)