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Tokyo to New York Composers/Performers Concert
November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $30
Thomas Piercy in “Tokyo to New York” Composers/Performers Concert at Tenri Arts.
Tenri Arts presents clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy in a “Tokyo to New York” Composer/Performers concert. The November 18th “Tokyo to New York – Composer/Performers” concert features five world premiers and three United States premieres by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers. The premiers, composed specifically for Piercy, are by composers Chen Yihan, Bin Li, Paul Morin, Miho Sasaki, and Michael Schelle; the United States premiers are by composers Chatori Shimizu, Hifumi Shimoyama and Isaji Sunao.
The concert includes compositions that combine traditional Japanese instruments and Western classical instruments, including the premier of Bin Li’s chamber concerto for clarinet and gagaku ensemble (traditional Japanese instrument ensemble) and the United State premier of Isaji Sunao’s “Dancing Piper” for solo hichiriki. Other pieces include works for varying combinations of clarinet, piano, cello, and traditional Japanese instruments hichiriki, ryuteki, sho, biwa, and koto. Joining Mr. Piercy are composer/performers Chen Yihan, Bin Li, Paul Morin, Miho Sasaki, Michael Schelle, Chatori Shimizu, and performers Lish Lindsey, ryuteki; Hiroshi Ebina, hichiriki; Jun Ando, koto; and Lester St. Louis, cello.
"Tokyo to New York” celebrates the connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and New York. This concert will feature works of Tokyo- and NYC-based composer/performers with clarinetist/hichiriki player Thomas Piercy performing each work with the composer. The concert features a wide variety of styles of music and composer/performers from all walks of life and experience: from university students to university professors; from self-taught composers to composers with Ph.Ds; from emerging composers to composers that have won prominent awards. Since 2012, “Tokyo to New York” has performed over 100 world premiers and numerous Japan and United States Premiers.
Tokyo to New York Composers/Performers at Tenri
Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 7pm
TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
43A WEST 13TH STREET
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011
Tickets: $30 ($15 Senior/Student)
Chen Yihan - "chàngqiāng 3" for clarinet and piano (World Premier)
Bin Li - "Netori, Netori" chamber concerto for clarinet and gagaku ensemble (World Premier)
Paul Morin – "Hope" for clarinet and piano (World Premier)
Miho Sasaki - "The Soul of Lights Freeze" for clarinet and piano (World Premier)
Michael Schelle - "Chords That Rhyme With Your Eyes" for clarinet and piano (World Premier)
Chatori Shimizu –"Shiki to Unkai II" for sho and cello (United States premier)
Hifumi Shimoyama - "Icefall 2" solo clarinet (United States premier)
Isaji Sunao - "Dancing Piper" for solo hichiriki (United States premier)