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Saturday, March 26, 2016

EMAJIN Initiative 11th Season of Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage

Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPE REBORN: Poetry & Paintings in Concert Part I: Classical Repertoire Hyōjō no netori & Etenraku Kashin Hyōjō no chōshi & Goshōraku no jo, Goshōraku no kyū Part II: Contemporary Works Yuka Takechi, Waxwing (2003) for sangen & shō Hiroya Miura, Gossamer Lattice (2007) for shō, hichiriki & ryūteki Fuyuhiko Sasaki, Bridge to the Heavens (2015) for harp, kugo, viola & shō Featuring Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), Hidejiro Honjo (sangen), Fuyuhiko Sasaki (harp & kugo), Benjamin Preneta (viola), Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

EMAJIN Initiative Fall 2015 Semester-End Concert

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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No reservations required. You can just pop in and out. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)

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Monday, November 9, 2015

CHANEL Pygmalion Days Special Concert Series “Rinpa Resonates”

Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Chanel Nexus Hall (Tokyo), Ginza, 3 Chome−5−3 シャネル銀座ビルディング4階
Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
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和楽器との共演 「琳派を聴く」

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

EMAJIN Initiative Spring 2015 Semester-End Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

EMAJIN Initiative – Annual Gagaku/Hōgaku Concert (10th Anniversary)

Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Program (Program Notes Available Here) Part I: Classical Repertoire of Gagaku Hyōjō no netori & Etenraku Kashin Rōkunshi Ichikotsuchō no netori & Karyōbin no kyū Part II: Contemporary Pieces for Japanese Heritage Instruments John Kaizan Neptune, Five and Thirteen are Prime Numbers (1983) (koto & shakuhachi) John Cage, Ryoanji (1983) (three hichiriki & percussion) Takeshi Sasamoto, Yaha (2014) (Shōsōin shakuhachi solo) Toshi Ichiyanagi, Transfiguration of the Moon (1988) (shō & violin) Featuring Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki; Shōsōin shakuhachi), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi), Masayo Ishigure (koto), Thomas Piercy (hichiriki), Joshua Mailman (hichiriki), Sean Statser (percussion), Bronwen…

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Fall 2014 Semester-End Concert

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Monday, June 16, 2014

CHANEL Pygmalion Days Special Concert Series

Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Chanel Nexus Hall (Tokyo), Ginza, 3 Chome−5−3 シャネル銀座ビルディング4階
Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
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21世紀における「クラシック音楽」の行方

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Semester-End Concert of Japanese Sacred and Salon Music

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 7:15 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

EMAJIN Initiative: 9th Season of Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage

Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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ANCIENT SOUNDSCAPES REBORN Japanese Sacred Court Music (Gagaku) and Secular Art Music (Hōgaku) Program Notes Available Here Read the pre-concert remarks by Prof. Barbara Ruch. 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)…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

EMAJIN Initiative: Semester-End Concert of Japanese Sacred and Salon Music

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free and open to the public. No reservation is required. 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. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)

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Friday, March 8, 2013

8th Season of Japanese Sacred Court Music and Ancient Soundscapes Reborn

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free and open to the public. Program Notes Available Here Featuring the renowned Japanese Gagaku and Hōgaku musicians: Mayumi Miyata, shō Hitomi Nakamura, hichiriki  Takeshi Sasamoto, ryūteki  Masayo Ishigure, bass koto Akihito Obama, shakuhachi Min Xiao-Fen, pipa With Columbia Gagaku and Hōgaku Instrumental Ensembles Traditional Pieces Gagaku: Hyōjō no netori Etenraku (Music of the Divine Heaven) Kashin (Glorious Days) Sōjō no netori Shukoshi Koto: Toikin for K Shakuhachi: Chōshi Gagaku: Sadachō no netori Ranryōō Contemporary Pieces by graduates of Columbia's music program for Japanese classical instruments  Akira Takaoka, Twelfth Aitake 2 (for shō and computer)  Yuriko Hase Kojima, Mind Mirror…

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Japanese Gagaku & Hōgaku Ensembles Fall End of Semester Concert

Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 6:15 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Come join the Gagaku Ensemble as they perform pieces from the repertoire of classical Japanese court music and the Hōgaku Ensemble as they present pieces of more modern chamber music. Free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Sponsored by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, the Columbia Music Performance Program, and the Department of Music

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Yoko Nishi: Koto Recital

Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute NYC, 43 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Program Notes Available Here Ms. Nishi will be performing traditional and contemporary koto pieces. Part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please reserve early. For more information please contact the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Sponsored by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies and the Wayo Center for Cultural Development

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Japanese Gagaku & Hōgaku Ensembles End of Semester Concert

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, 1160 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Friday, March 30, 2012

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
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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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) Bairo Torika Contemporary Pieces Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) for Otto Tomek (2008) Flower Meditation Dance Mirage (2008) Yaka 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…

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