Changing and Unchanging Things

Karen TanakaWind Whisperer for flute, viola, harp WORLD PREMIERE

Claude Debussy – Sonata for flute, viola, harp

Dai FujikuraNeo

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 Honjoh. 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 Noguchi and Hasegawa, 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
Michel Taddei, double bass
Nikki Einfeld, soprano
Daniel Cilli, baritone
Haruka Fujii, percussion
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Matilda Hofman, conductor

SF Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco [directions]
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:30 PM

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

San Francisco Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1:00 PM
Salon Event and Preview Performance with UC Berkeley scholar and historian Elizabeth Berry, and composers Karen Tanaka and Hiroya Miura.

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