Noh / Sho Meets Canada

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May 201312

Nikkei Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E4M7

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centrepresent

Tsunao Yamai & Naomi Sato in Concert

Sunday May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – Main Hall

6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby

Tickets $15 ($10 for students & seniors)

Available via or in person at Nikkei Centre

A quartet comprised of Naomi Sato (sho) and local Japanese musiciansYuriko Nariya (koto), Kozue Matsumoto (koto) and Minoru Yamamoto(shakuhachi) will present a concert of traditional Japanese music and contemporary Japanese/Canadian compositions. At this event the VICO is honoured to host world-renowned Noh performer Tsunao Yamai, who will be appearing in Vancouver as part of his “Noh Meets Canada” tour (produced by the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver with support from the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan). This is a rare opportunity to see an intimate performance by one of Japan’s most respected players and leaders of this ancient and profound form of theatrical expression.  In addition to a performance by Mr. Yamai and his ensemble, the programme will include traditional music for solo sho, koto & shakuhachi; a duet for two koto byTadao Sayai titled Tsuchi Ningyo; Chidori No Kyoku by 19th-century Japanese composer Kengyo Yoshizawa (in a new arrangement by Mark Armanini for two koto, sho and shakuhachi); and, by special arrangement, a collaboration between all the participating artists (including Ms. Sato, Mr. Yamai and an 8-piece traditional ensemble).


NNMCC . Last modified May 02, 2013 1:50 p.m.

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