Changing and Unchanging Things

Karen Tanaka – New Work for flute, viola, harp WORLD PREMEIRE

Claude Debussy – Trio for flute, viola, harp

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Hiroya MiuraSharaku Unframed, a micro opera WORLD PREMIERE

To open our season we dive into Japanese culture and its intersection with western classical music with Sharaku Unframed, a micro-opera by Hiroya Miura featuring virtuoso shamisen player Hidejiro Honjo. The work explores the mysteries surrounding 18th Century Japanese woodblock artist Toshusai Sharaku. A new chamber work from Karen Tanaka is inspired by the Asian Art Museum's Changing and Unchanging Things exhibit--about two artists who explored intersections of Japanese and Western visual art. This is paired with music of Debussy, famously inclined toward Japanese music.

Open seating. 


Stacey Pelinka, flute
Kurt Rohde, viola
Jennifer Ellis, harp (guest player)
Michel Taddei, double bass
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen (guest player)

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00pm, Salon Event and Talk at the
San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St, Berkeley [directions]
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 7:30 PM

SF Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco [directions]
Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:30 PM


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