Performance Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 3 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta

Abrons Arts Center
Performing on the Tsugaru shamisen, a banjolike instrument from northern Japan, Oyama and Nitta bring a modern sensibility to an ancient, highly percussive folk music.

This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC, A Citywide Festival Exploring Japan’s Arts and Culture.


  • Masahiro Nitta, Shamisen
  • Yutaka Oyama, Shamisen
JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.

With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation; Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.

With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.

Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
The Playhouse
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

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