EAST Yoko Reikano Kimura and Sumie Kaneko – koto and shamisen, James Nyoraku Schlefer – shakuhachi
WEST Trifecta. Sarah Whitney – violin, Angela Pickett – viola, Laura Metcalf – cello
PROGRAM Interludes by Matthew Harris (shakuhachi and string trio) Full Out Stillness by James Nyoraku Schlefer (koto, shakuhachi and cello) Celestial Dreams, a new KSA commission by Matthew Shorten (koto, shakuhachi and string trio) Serenade in C major, Op. 10, by Ernő Dohnányi (string trio)
ABOUT KYO-SHIN-AN ARTS
Kyo-Shin-An Arts commissions, presents and performs chamber and orchestral music that integrates Japanese instruments into Western classical music. Its 5-concert series with Arts at Tenri Cultural Institute features adventurous artists, ensembles and soloists that bridge two musical cultures by introducing composers, players and audiences to gorgeous new sounds contextualized by contemporary and traditional music from Japan and the West.