INTERWOVEN: AMI Concert Series #1

  • Center for Remembering and Sharing, 123 4th Avenue FL 3 New York, NY 10003
  • September 24, 2022
    7:30 pm

CRS is pleased to present the first of three concerts of AMI, a new series of chamber concerts by the international ensemble INTERWOVEN in the award-winning White Room at CRS. The first concert will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm and will feature Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto/shamisen) with Keiko Tokunaga (violin) and Hikaru Tamaki (cello) performing compositions by Japanese and western composers:

Daron Hagen: “Cavatina,” the second movement of “Cantabile”
Elizabeth Brown: “The Secret Life of Birds”
Ken Ueno: “Tsuki no Uta” (Song of the Moon)
Michael Ippolito: “Strange Loops: IV. The Stonecutter”
Seiho Kineya: “Tsuki no En” from the Noh play Mii-dera Temple
Thomas Osborne: Tumbling From the Ninth Height of Heaven

Founded by Grammy-winner Keiko Tokunaga, INTERWOVEN is a chamber ensemble whose mission is to bring together the sounds from different places and time. The ensemble name derives from the idea that music making is like creating a tapestry, woven together with threads that represent and celebrate diverse origins, traditions and materials.

Ami means “to knit” in Japanese and “friend” in many Romance languages. By bringing together musicians from different cultural backgrounds to play western and non-western music, traditional and contemporary, side by side, INTERWOVEN likewise hopes to introduce patrons of different backgrounds to the wonders and commonalities to be found in unfamiliar traditions, to inspire new friendships, and to strengthen our cross-cultural connections.

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