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Japan Kocarina Ensemble

Sunday, November 12, 2017 2 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Led by Artistic Director and kocarina master, Kurotaro Kurosaka, the Japan Kocarina Ensemble performs its Carnegie Hall debut. The ensemble features more than 150 musicians in a program of traditional Japanese folk songs and American classics. The kocarina is a fluted instrument constructed with wood, producing warm tones comparable to birdsong. The instruments were made from the wood of trees felled for the construction of the Kengo Kuma National Stadium for the 2020 Japan Olympics and the Lone Miracle Pine that survived the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The concert includes folk singer Kanemi Yaguchi and the Ai Chorus directed by Aiko Kawamoto, and proceeds from this concert will support The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter.

Performers

Japan Kocarina Ensemble
Kurotaro Kurosaka, Artistic Director and Conductor
Kanemi Yaguchi, Vocalist
Chorus Ai
Aiko Kawamoto, Director
Tatsuro Fukuzawa, Piano
Shugo Kurosaka, Taiko

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