Please join Japanese Shakuhachi concert on Sunday, October 28, at 4PM in New York City. CRIMSON LEAVES with the NEAVE Piano Trio, James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, Special guest isBrian Tairaku Ritchie, shakuhachi.
An intimate performance of chamber music that blurs the lines of world culture. The fiery rhythms of Iran, the sensuous passion of Argentina, the sudden drama of Hong Kong, the austere calm of Japan. Violin, cello, piano and shakuhachi come together in music by Amir Eslami, Astor Piazzolla, and Adrian Hon Chung Lam.
Plus, Brian will join James to perform the traditional shakuhachi duet “Shika no Tone” (Cry of the Distant Deer.) And yes, fun fact, Brian Tairaku Ritchie, bass player of the band, The Violent Femmes, is a shakuhachi master. Licensed by James many years ago.
If you would like to listen to music before going to the concert, here is an audio sampler of music from the concert.