Live music is back!  Four outstanding and influential performers of Japanese music offer this special concert highlighting an arc of brilliant compositions ranging from the golden classical era of Edo Period Japan to the vibrant contemporary musical life of New York. Two masterworks of Yamada Kengyō (1757-1815), founder of the Yamada School of koto and one of the most revered composers of classical Japanese music, will be paired with two magnificent contemporary works by New York composers Ned Rothenberg (ACC 1986) and Elizabeth Brown (ACC 2002).

Featured Artists

  • Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto, shamisen, voice
  • Sumie Kaneko, shamisen, voice
  • Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi
  • Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi

This performance will take place on Thursday, March 17 (7:30PM ET) at Clearlight Performance Space at The Blue Building. To learn more, visit: