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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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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Gagaku Concert

Sunday, June 7, 2009 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Kyu Tokyo Ongaku Gakko Sougakudo, 8-43 Ueno Park
Taito ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan
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Gagaku Concert in conjunction with the exhibition Ticket 1,000 Japanese yen (free of charge with a ticket to the exhibition) For more information please contact Chūsei Nihon (+81-75-212-1206) Peformed by: Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York Takeshi Sasamoto Mayumi Miyata Hitomi Nakamura Kunitachi College of Music Students & Graduates Sponsored by: Toshiba International Foundation (Tokyo) Supporters: Musashino Instrument Otd. (Tokyo) International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Tokyo) Izutsu, Inc. (Kyoto) Catherine Hazlett Memorial Fund (Chicago) Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation (New York) Special Cooperation: Japan Foundation

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Imperial Buddhist Convents: Their World and Culture

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - Sunday, June 14, 2009
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Park
Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714 Japan
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An Exhibition in celebration of the Imperial Buddhist Convents of Japan Come to Tokyo and join us in 2009 in celebrating the 1000-year history of Japan's Imperial Buddhist Convents and the Empresses, Princesses, and Imperial Nuns who led them. We are honoring these eminent women in an unprecedented exhibition of 200 treasures recreating their worlds and their convents. A Hidden Heritage Treasures of Japanese Imperial Convents Organized by: Medieval Japanese Studies Institute (Kyoto) Tokyo University of the Arts Sponsored by: Sankei Newspaper (Tokyo) Supported by: World Monuments Fund (New York) Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research (Tokyo) Tiffany &…

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes, A Symposium and Musicale

Thursday, March 13, 2008 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY United States
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On the Occasion of its 40th Anniversary the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies Columbia University, New York City will present Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes A Symposium and Musicale celebrating Composer Toshi Ichiyanagi and his Ensemble Origin "New Music on Reborn Ancient Eurasian Instruments"  Sponsored by: Ensemble Origin 2008 Tour Sennen no Hibiki (A Millennium of Resonance) In cooperation with: The Center for Ethnomusicology The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture The Shōsōin Repository in Nara, Japan contains the world's most precious collection of ancient Asian musical instruments, collected and loved by Japanese Emperor Shōmu and donated as offerings to the…

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Open Workshop for Musicians and Composers

Saturday, February 24, 2007 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Open Workshop for Musicians and Composers (Beginners welcome) Professional musicians, composers, as well as beginners will gain hands-on experience with gagaku instruments, guided by the visiting artists. Prior registration is required for this event. Space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms will be accepted until February 16. Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Studies, as part of the of the “Ancient Soundscapes: New Echoes from Japan's Musical Past” Program Series

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Masterclass for Columbia University Gagaku Ensemble students

Friday, February 23, 2007 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia University, 116th St & Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Students in the Columbia University Gagaku Ensemble will receive individualized instruction in the performance of their chosen instruments.

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Gagaku Concert: From the Classics to T. Takemitsu and H. Miura

Thursday, February 22, 2007 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Low Memorial Library Rotunda, 116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY United States
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Performers: Hitomi Nakamura, Takeshi Sasamoto, Mayumi Miyata, Naoko Terauchi, and Jacqueline Leclair 6:00 – 7:30 PM Concert, 7:30 – 8:30 PM Reception This concert will feature pieces from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary compositions by Tōru Takemitsu, Takeshi Sasamoto, and the world premiere of Hiroya Miura's Gossamer Lattice (Kasane Gōshi). Featuring: Hitomi Nakamura – hichiriki Mayumi Miyata – shō Takeshi Sasamoto – ryūteki; biwa With contributions by Naoko Terauchi – kakko; koto Jaqueline Leclair – oboe Concert Program Part I: The Classical Sound of Gagaku Music Presented in an abbreviated ensemble of three wind instruments, ryūteki, hichiriki, and shō; two strings, the biwa and koto; and one drum, the kakko. Hyōjō no chōshi (bongen) Goshōraku…

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The Ancient Asian Harp Reborn

Thursday, February 15, 2007 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
301 Philosophy Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Bo Lawergren (Professor Emeritus, Hunter College) and Tomoko Sugawara (Harpist and Kugo Player) The angular harp, with an L-shaped body, arose in Mesopotamia around 2000 BCE and, following the Silk Road, reached China and eventually Korea and Japan. Artists in all the cultures it penetrated loved to depict its beautiful shape and their local musicians playing it. Around the year 1000 CE, however, the European harp of irregular triangular shape emerged, and by 1600 the angular harp vanished. Recently, music archeologists have reconstructed the angular harp (called the kugo in Japan and konghou in China). The lecture will include a…

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Columbia University Gagaku Ensemble Class Performance

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY United States
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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gagaku: An Evening of Japanese Classical Music and Dance

Thursday, November 30, 2006 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Riverside Theatre at Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY United States
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In honor of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture Ono Gagaku Society (Tokyo) and celebrants of the International Shinto Foundation (New York) 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Pre-Concert Reception 7:00 – 8:30 PM: Concert Paid parking is available at Claremont Avenue Garage. Entrance is on 120th Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue Concert Program Part I: Orchestral Works (Kangen) Hyōjō no netori Goshōraku no kyū Etenraku Bairo Part II: Sacred Shrine Maiden Dance (Kagura mai) Performed by Noriko Sugisaki and Suzue Nitobe-Matsuda Urayasu no mai Part III: Dance Pieces (Bugaku) Nasori (Rakuson) Performed by Ryōki…

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 2006 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Professional musicians, composers as well as newcomers will gain hands-on experience with gagaku instruments, guiding by the visiting artists.

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Celestial Sounds: Japanese Sacred Court Music and Recent Reverberations

Friday, March 24, 2006 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Presidential Room, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive
New York, NY United States
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Presenting renowned musicians originating from the Reigakusha orchestra Hitomi Nakamura – hichiriki Mayumi Miyata – shō Takeshi Sasamoto – ryūteki with commentary by Professor Naoko Terauchi and New York artists Marie Dalby – viola da gamba Nancy Kito – harpsichord The gagaku repertoire preserves musical modes no longer extant in their countries of origin in Central Asia, Tibet, China, and Korea. Its orchestrations have accompanied sacred and secular practices in Japan continually since the 8th century down to the present day. And yet in the words of Henry Cowell, “It is the most avant garde music in the world today.…

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Thursday, November 21, 2002

Lecture: Professor Marc Peter Keane

Thursday, November 21, 2002 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Lecture: Professor Marc Peter Keane, Lawrence Halprin Fellow at Cornell University (2002-2003) and IMJS Research Associate who is a long-term resident of Kyoto and a professional landscape garden architect with commissioned installations in Japan, will give a lecture on "The Art and Philosophy of Setting Stones." He will also discuss his recent book on the subject as his book "Sakutei", which translates a classic ancient text on the creation of landscape gardens.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Lecture: Professor Manabe Shunsho

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
403 Kent Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY United States
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Lecture: Professor Manabe Shunsho, an expert on Japanese mandala, a Shingon Buddhist priest, President of Hosen Gakuen College and IMJS Research Associate will give a lecture on Japanese Imperial Buddhist Convents. (Please note this lecture will be in Japanese only.)

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