The October 25, 2019  “Thomas Piercy: Tokyo to New York” concert on the Bargemusic Here and Now  series features works by Tokyo and NYC-based composers, and includes new works composed for clarinetist Thomas Piercy by Chen Yihan, Lyudmilla German, Kyoko Hirai, Zhihua Hu, Miho Sasaki, and Michael Schelle, as well as the United States premiere of  ACC alumnus Toshi Ichiyanagi’s “Existence.”

The composers range in age from 24 to 96 years, and include recent college graduates as well as composers that have received such recognition as the Pulitzer Prize, the Grammy Award, the Latin Grammy Award, and Japan’s Order of Culture. Composers Chen Yihan, Lyudmilla German, Zhihua Hu, Akemi Naito, Miho Sasaki, Michael Schelle, and Jose Serebrier will be in attendance at the concert. Since 2012, Thomas Piercy and the Tokyo to New York concerts have premiered over 100 works and numerous Japan and United States premieres.