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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ARCH Initiative: Lectures on architectural historic preservation by Drs. Satoshi Unno and Yoshito Kikuchi

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
200 Fayerweather South, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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ARCH Initiative Lectures on architectural historic preservation by Drs. Satoshi Unno and Yoshito Kikuchi (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties) 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 Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP).

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summit on “The Future of Japanese Music and Strategies for the 21st Century”

Saturday, March 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Scandinavia House, Victor Borge Hall, 58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Free and open to the public. For more information please see this outline. Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Partially sponsored by the Japan Foundation. For inquiries please contact the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies.

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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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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shakuhachi Workshop with John Kaizen Neptune

Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tenri Cultural Institute NYC, 43 W 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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The workshop is open to everyone, but please RSVP to James Nyoraku Schlefer if you are planning to attend. The fee is $40 in cash. Co-sponsored with the Gagaku/Hogaku Program at Columbia University Supported by the Japan Foundation

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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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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 at…

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Japan Rising — The NINA Duo Celebrating Japanese Composers

Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Yoko NISHI, koto Yasuka NAMBU, flute Saturday, December 3, 2011, 2 pm Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Program Notes Available Here Yoko Nishi (koto) started learning koto at the age of four and formally studied koto under the modernist performer-composers Tadao Sawai and Kazue Sawai. In 1980, Ms. Nishi won a prize at the Sankyoku competition at the age of sixteen. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, she performed in front of the Japanese Emperor and Empress at the Imperial Palace as a representative from the University at an event organized by the Imperial Household Agency. Her…

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Empress Komyo-Related Memorial Events in Nara, Japan

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Update Japanese Textile Conservation Fund Established The JAHF Chino Prize committee is delighted to annouce Hyunjung Cho as the winner of the 2009 Chino Kaori Memorial Essay Prize. New Publications Amamonzeki A Hidden Heritage: Treasures of the Japanese Imperial Convents In Iris Fields

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Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage – Concert II (Gagaku)

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

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Gagaku Composers Workshop

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
301 Philosophy Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Three composers, Ed Green, Kevin Baldwin, and Alexa Babakhanian, will be premiering 3-5 minute works composed for any Gagaku instruments (hichiriki, shō, ryūteki) and up to one Western instrument for the workshop and they and other participants will have discussion and give feedback. Composers and musicians are welcome to attend the workshop.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage – Concert I

Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
Low Memorial Library Rotunda, 116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY United States
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Organized and Presented by the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies Program (Program Notes Available Here) "Winds and Strings of Change" A concert of Traditional and Innovative Works in honor of Tōru Takemitsu (Columbia University Honorary Doctorate, 1996) performed by eminent masters: Yoko Nishi, koto (multiple-stringed zither) Kifu Mitsuhashi, shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) Yukio Tanaka, biwa (short-necked lute) James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) Program details:

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Koto: Strings in Transformation

Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
301 Philosophy Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating priority is given to Columbia students and professional musicians.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Annual Gagaku Concert

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Program Part I: Traditional Hyōjō netori Etenraku Bairo Kashin Taishikichō netori Gakkaen Batō Banshikichō netori Hakuchū Part II: Contemporary Sunao Isaji, "Dancing Flute-Playing Girl" (2009), hichiriki solo Takeshi Sasamoto, "Dōmu" Elizabeth Brown, "Rubicon" (2009), new commission and world premiere Remi Miura (shō) Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki) Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki) Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York Related event: February 20, 2010 Music from Japan presents Sukeyasu Shiba's Gagaku Universe

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Performance: Japanese Music of the Edo Period

Thursday, October 8, 2009
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