Carnegie Hall Presents

JapanNYC

December 14, 2010
Saito Kinen Orchestra
December 15, 2010
Saito Kinen Orchestra
December 17, 2010
A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
December 18, 2010
Saito Kinen Orchestra
March 27, 2011
Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko
March 21, 2011
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
March 22, 2011
Bach Collegium Japan
March 23, 2011
Midori
Charles Abramovic
March 25, 2011
Yutaka Oyama
Masahiro Nitta
March 26, 2011
Neighborhood Concert: Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta
March 26, 2011
Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films
March 26, 2011
Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films
March 14, 2011
Cancelled: Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan
March 31, 2011
From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend
April 1, 2011
Talking Tech with Sony and the Wall Street Journal
April 1, 2011
Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku
April 2, 2011
Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku
April 2, 2011
Neighborhood Concert: Line C3 Percussion Group
April 3, 2011
Aimi Kobayashi
April 5, 2011
Midori
Nobuko Imai
Antoine Lederlin
Jonathan Biss
April 6, 2011
Toshiko Akiyoshi
April 9, 2011
Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko
September 9, 2010
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool
November 17, 2010
On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922–1960
December 3, 2010
Takemitsu Film Festival
December 11, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 11, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 12, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 12, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
October 1, 2010
The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin
December 16, 2010
Winds and Strings of Change: Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage
December 16, 2010
Calligraphy and Manga Education Events
December 17, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 17, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 18, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 18, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 19, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
December 19, 2010
Peter and the Wolf
February 2, 2011
Graceful Perseverance
March 14, 2011
Deerhoof
March 17, 2011
Martha Graham Dance Company
March 20, 2011
Martha Graham Dance Company
March 20, 2011
Kodo Drummers
March 18, 2011
Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art
March 21, 2011
Asian Contemporary Art Week
March 24, 2011
Kashu-juku Noh Theater
March 25, 2011
Kashu-juku Noh Theater
March 26, 2011
Noh Workshop: Movement and Musical Instruments
March 26, 2011
Kashu-juku Noh Theater
April 1, 2011
5 Japanese Divas
March 27, 2011
Macy's Flower Show: Towers of Flowers
March 29, 2011
Eiko & Koma: Naked
A Living Installation
March 29, 2011
Japanese Sacred Court Music and Ancient Soundscapes Reborn: Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage
March 29, 2011
Juilliard Percussion Ensemble
April 1, 2011
Brush: Recent Calligraphy by Masako Inkyo
April 2, 2011
A Window on Japan: A Film Series
April 2, 2011
A Window on Japan: A Film Series
April 3, 2011
A Window on Japan: A Film Series
April 8, 2011
New Juilliard Ensemble
April 9, 2011
Concert for Japan

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor

Program

ATSUHIKO GONDAI Decathexis (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Program is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission
Kick off JapanNYC at Carnegie Hall with Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa leading the orchestra he co-founded in 1984 to honor his mentor, Hideo Saito. This orchestra is among the best you’ll hear, and on this concert they showcase two Japanese artists: the spellbinding Uchida and composer Gondai.

Please note that Mr. Shimono will conduct the Gondai and Beethoven works.

Listen

Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37 (III. Rondo. Allegro)


Mitsuko Uchida, Piano / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling, Conductor
Philips

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Kifu Mitsuhashi, Shakuhachi
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor
Yukio Tanaka, Biwa

Program

TORU TAKEMITSU November Steps for Biwa, Shakuhachi, and Orchestra
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Program is approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, including one intermission
In 1991, the Saito Kinen Orchestra made its US debut—opening the Carnegie Hall season, no less. The New York Times raved: “It quickly showed itself to be a superbly polished group that played a program of Western core classics with genuine passion.” Experience the orchestra’s world-class mastery of classical-music repertoire again with Berlioz’s whirlwind of phantasmagoric Romantic-era passion.

Please note that Mr. Shimono has kindly agreed to conduct the Takemitsu work.

Listen

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op.14 (IV. Marche au supplice. Allegretto non troppo)


Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
Deutsche Grammophon Galleria

A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu

Zankel Hall
Friday, December 17, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

coba, Accordion
Daisuke Suzuki, Guitar
Kazumi Watanabe, Guitar
Tomohiro Yahiro, Percussion
This concert, curated by his daughter Maki Takemitsu, features improvisations on Takemitsu’s film music, including selections from Dodes'ka-den and Face of Another, among others.

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor
Christine Goerke, Soprano
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Ritsuyukai Choir
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus
Pierre Vallet, Chorus Master
SKF Matsumoto Choir

Program

BRITTEN War Requiem

Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, and will be performed with one intermission
Hear Seiji Ozawa perform one of his signature works with one of the world’s best orchestras, as named by classical-music tastemaker Gramophone. Britten completed his mammoth statement against war in 1962 to consecrate the new Coventry Cathedral, and in it he intersperses Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with shocking depictions of battle by Wilfred Owen, a British poet who served in World War I.

Listen

Britten War Requiem (Te Deum Hymnus)


Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Decca

Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko

Brooklyn Center for Perf Arts
Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 2 PM

Performers

Soh Daiko
Taiko is the Japanese word for drum, the beat of which resounds throughout Japanese culture. Soh Daiko’s varied repertoire derives from Shinto music traditions, adaptions of existing taiko compositions, and original compositions/arrangements by ensemble members . In addition to drums, the group uses instruments such as the bamboo flute, brass bells, conch shells, and gongs. Much more than just percussion, Soh Daiko’s presentation also features the visual element of movement and choreography, requiring the physical strength, endurance, and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.

Soh Daiko has recently been featured on MTV, the Late Show with David Letterman, and NPR’s All Things Considered. The ensemble also has performed with Kodo, Korn, and Kanye West.

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, March 21, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Soprano
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
André Previn, Principal Guest Conductor

Program

TORU TAKEMITSU Green
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
In 1944, as Soviet Russia defended itself from Nazi invasion, Prokofiev wrote his Fifth Symphony as “a hymn to free and happy Man … his pure and noble spirit.” A few years later, an elderly Strauss composed his Four Last Songs, performed here by the legendary Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Hear both of these pieces, along with music by Takemitsu that pays homage to Debussy.

Listen

Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 (I. Andante)


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle
EMI Classics

Bach Collegium Japan

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
Clint van der Linde, Countertenor
Gerd Türk, Tenor
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Peter Kooij, Bass
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano

Program

BACH Mass in B Minor
Founded in 1990 in Japan, Bach Collegium Japan’s reputation for great Baroque performances is worldwide. “The fleet Bach Collegium emphasizes beauty and a flowing line,” says The Times of London, and their founder has a “subtle ear for color, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live” (The New York Times).

Listen

Bach Mass in B Minor (“Gloria in excelsis Deo”)


Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
BIS

Midori
Charles Abramovic

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Charles Abramovic, Piano
Midori, Violin

Program

HUW WATKINS Coruscation and Reflection
BRETT DEAN Berlin Music (NY Premiere)
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Vertical Time Study III
JAMES MACMILLAN After the Tryst
JOHN ADAMS Road Movies
This brilliant program of music by living composers highlights both the vibrant diversity of contemporary composition and Midori’s stellar skills. In addition to music by the British Watkins, the Scottish MacMillan, and the Japanese Hosokawa, Midori performs the rumbling, swinging Road Movies, a piece that to Midori is “quintessential John Adams.”

Listen

Adams Road Movies (I. Relaxed Groove)


Leila Josefowicz, Violin / John Novacek, Piano
Nonesuch

Yutaka Oyama
Masahiro Nitta

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 25, 2011 | 10 PM

Performers

Masahiro Nitta, Shamisen
Yutaka Oyama, Shamisen
Performing on the Tsugaru shamisen, a banjo-like instrument from northern Japan, Oyama and Nitta bring a modern sensibility to an ancient, highly percussive folk music.

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

Neighborhood Concert: Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta

Abrons Arts Center
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 3 PM

Performers

Masahiro Nitta, Shamisen
Yutaka Oyama, Shamisen
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. carnegiehall.org/JapanNYC

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 6:30 PM
Yado-Sagashi (House Hunting) (2006, 12 mins)
Mizugumo Monmon (Mon Mon the Water Spider) (2006, 15 mins)

Two short animated films by Japan’s legendary director and Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki are shown for the first time in the United States.

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 8:30 PM
Yado-Sagashi (House Hunting) (2006, 12 mins)
Mizugumo Monmon (Mon Mon the Water Spider) (2006, 15 mins)

Two short animated films by Japan’s legendary director and Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki are shown for the first time in the United States.

Cancelled: Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, March 14, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Due to recent events in Japan, Carnegie Hall and Bloomberg have cancelled this panel discussion.

Ticketholders will receive automatic refunds. Those with questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Dan Neil, Wall Street Journal auto columnist
Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal wine columnist
Rick Smith, Proprietor of Sakaya
This event features leading Wall Street Journal columnists in a two-part discussion about Japanese style. Dan Neil explores automotive and industrial design in Japan and its connection to Japanese aesthetics and culture, old and new. Lettie Teague and Rick Smith, proprietor of New York City’s only all-sake store, engage in a lively discussion about the parallels between great wine and great sake with a sake-tasting to follow.

Talking Tech with Sony and the Wall Street Journal

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Performers

Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sony Corporation
Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist
In a candid conversation with Walt Mossberg, Sir Howard Stringer discusses where consumer technology is heading—the smartphone explosion, the rise of e-readers and tablets, and the transformation of TV technology and programming. They also touch on the recent events in Japan, the resiliency of the Japanese people, and how it may impact the technology industry.

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 8 PM
Seiji Ozawa and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) must regrettably cancel their performances this spring as Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent surgery. This concert will not be rescheduled this season.

Ticketholders who purchased tickets for this concert through CarnegieCharge or carnegiehall.org will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets at the Carnegie Hall Box Office should return them to the box office in person to receive a refund or to exchange for tickets to another Carnegie Hall performance. Ticketholders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 8 PM
Seiji Ozawa and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) must regrettably cancel their performances this spring as Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent surgery. This concert will not be rescheduled this season.

Ticketholders who purchased tickets for this concert through CarnegieCharge or carnegiehall.org will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets at the Carnegie Hall Box Office should return them to the box office in person to receive a refund or to exchange for tickets to another Carnegie Hall performance. Ticketholders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Neighborhood Concert: Line C3 Percussion Group

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Line C3 Percussion Group
·· Haruka Fujii
·· Chris Thompson
·· John Ostrowski
·· Sam Solomon

Program

MICHIO KITAZUME Side by Side
CHRIS THOMPSON Famicom
AKEMI NAITO Sanctuary
HIROYA MIURA Blowout
TORU TAKEMITSU Seasons
TORU TAKEMITSU Cross Hatch
TORU TAKEMITSU Rain Tree
NICO MUHLY Fast Music with Folk Songs
This entertaining group plays the best, most virtuosic percussion music with unbelievable skill—and an enthusiasm that’s infectious. On this concert, part of Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC festival, Line C3 performs works by Michio Kitazume, Takemitsu, Hiroya Miura—all composers from Tokyo—as well as music by New York composer Nico Muhly, whose music is influenced by Japanese culture.

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

Listen

Nico Muhly Ta and Clap


Line C3 Percussion
Line C3 Recording Session
Muhly's "Ta and Clap," excerpt


Line C3 Percussion
Line C3 Recording Session

Aimi Kobayashi

Weill Recital Hall
Sunday, April 3, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Aimi Kobayashi, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 23 in F Minor "Appassionata"
RAVEL Sonatine
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Encores:
SCHUMANN ROBERT SCHUMANN Träumerei from Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 7
MOSZKOWSKI Etude de virtuosité in F Major, Op. 72, No. 6
CHOPIN Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1

Listen

Bach Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 (I. Sinfonia)


Aimi Kobayashi, Piano
EMI Music Japan

Midori
Nobuko Imai
Antoine Lederlin
Jonathan Biss

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Antoine Lederlin, Cello
Jonathan Biss, Piano
Midori, Violin
Nobuko Imai, Viola

Program

HAYDN Piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV:9
SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
DVORÁK Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87

Encore:
BRAHMS Andante from Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
Fresh off her JapanNYC solo recital, Midori teams up with some friends that Carnegie Hall audiences have come to know well. Biss made his Stern/Perelman solo debut in January, and Belcea Quartet cellist Lederlin is back on his own. For their finale, they join violist Imai in a quartet by Dvorák with sweeping symphonic scope and shades of Eastern European folk music.

Listen

Dvořák Piano Quartet No. 2 In E-Flat Major, Op. 87 (I. Allegro Con Fuoco)


Juilliard String Quartet / Rudolf Firkusny, Piano
Sony Classical

Toshiko Akiyoshi

Solo, Trio, and Quartet

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | 9:30 PM

Performers

Lew Tabackin, Tenor Saxophone
Mark Taylor, Drums
Paul Gill, Bass
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Piano
This legendary pianist-composer leads a tour through the history of jazz piano, and performs trios and quartets with her husband, tenor saxophone virtuoso Lew Tabackin.

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

Listen

"Swinging Till the Girls Come Home"


Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
Music Taste

Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko

Lehman Stages
Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Soh Daiko
Soh Daiko brings the Japanese mass drumming tradition to the stage as vibrant contemporary performance art. The ensemble’s powerful, energy-infused performances merge dynamic dance choreography with traditional Shinto music and original compositions by ensemble members. Soh Daiko collaborates with a wide range of musicians, from Korn to Kanye West. You may have also seen them on MTV or the Late Show with David Letterman!

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

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool

Asia Society
Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 11 AM
September 9, 2010–January 2, 2011

The exhibition explores the relationship of Nara’s art to contemporary rock ’n’ roll and punk music, including a newly commissioned installation. Related programs include a conversation with the artist and Hideki Toyoshima of graf, as well as a concert by a popular Asian rock band chosen by Yoshitomo Nara.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

For more information:
212-517-ASIA
tickets.asiasociety.org

Co-curated by Melissa Chiu and Miwako Tezuka.

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922–1960

The Noguchi Museum
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 10 AM
November 17, 2010–April 24, 2011

Marking the 25th anniversary of The Noguchi Museum, this exhibition documents and illustrates Noguchi’s artistic relationships with a diverse group of cultural icons, including John Cage, Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham, Louis Kahn, and others.

March 13, 2011 at 3 PM: Second Sundays Program;
Talk led by James Oles, author of “South of the Border”

April 10, 2011 at 3 PM: Second Sundays Program;
INtersections: Artist-led tour of the Museum with Cary Leibowitz

The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road
Long Island City, NY 11106

For more information:
718-204-7088
noguchi.org

Takemitsu Film Festival

Film Forum
Friday, December 3, 2010 | 8 PM
December 3 - December 16, 2010

TAKEMITSU is a 14-day festival of movies scored by the legendary Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). Among the nineteen films to be screened are Hiroshi Teshighara's Woman in the Dunes (1964), Masaki Kobayashi's Hara Kiri (1962), and Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985).

Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

For more information:
212-727-8110
filmforum.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Saturday, December 11, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Saturday, December 11, 2010 | 4 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Sunday, December 12, 2010 | 11 AM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Sunday, December 12, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin

Japan Society
Friday, October 1, 2010 | 11 AM
October 1, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) is widely acknowledged as both the most significant Zen artist of his time and the leading Zen master of the last five centuries. In the first exhibition of Hakuin’s work in the West, 69 scrolls demonstrate his bold brushwork, whimsical humor, and often unconventional approach.

Organized in collaboration with New Orleans Museum of Art, and curated by Audrey Yoshiko Seo and Professor Stephen Addiss.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

For more information:
212-832-1155
japansociety.org

Winds and Strings of Change: Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage

Miller Theatre
Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 6 PM

Performers

James Schlefer, Shakuhachi
Kifu Mitsuhashi, Shakuhachi
Yoko Nishi, Koto
Yukio Tanaka, Biwa

Program

KENGYO Midare
TRAD. Tsuru no sugomori
TSURUTA Dan no ura
MIYAGI Haru no umi
SAWAI Gaku
MAKOTO MOROI Chikurai Gosho
YUKIO TANAKA Yukyu no shirabe
TORU TAKEMITSU November Steps
A concert of traditional and innovative works in honor of Toru Takemitsu (a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Columbia in 1996) performed by eminent masters of Japanese hogaku instruments.

Miller Theatre
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For more information:
212-854-7403
medievaljapanesestudies.org

Calligraphy and Manga Education Events

Various Locations
Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 4 PM
MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH MISAKO ROCKS
Learn how to draw your own characters, plot stories, and more. Materials provided.
Ages 12 to 18.

October 7, 14, and 21, 2010 at 4 PM
Bloomingdale Branch
150 West 100th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-222-8030

December 2, 9, and 16, 2010 at 4 PM
Hamilton Grange Branch
503 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
212-926-2147

December 6, 13, and 20, 2010 at 4 PM
Morrisania Branch
610 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
718-589-9268

March 22 and 29, and April 5, 2011 at 4 PM
Grand Central Branch
135 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
212-621-0670

BEAUTIFUL WORDS, BEAUTIFUL WRITING
Transform your words into art with the help of master calligrapher Elinor Holland. Materials provided. Ages 12 to 18.

October 20, 2010 at 4 PM
Hamilton Grange Branch
503 West 145th Street
New York, NY 10031
212-926-2147

December 16, 2010 at 4 PM
Grand Central Branch
135 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
212-621-0670

April 5, 2011 at 4 PM
Bloomingdale Branch
150 West 100th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-222-8030


Visit nypl.org for more information.


Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Friday, December 17, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Friday, December 17, 2010 | 4 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 4 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Sunday, December 19, 2010 | 2:30 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Peter and the Wolf

Guggenheim Museum
Sunday, December 19, 2010 | 4 PM

Performers

Isaac Mizrahi, Narrator
Juilliard Ensemble
George Manahan, Conductor
Rei Sato, Artist

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
For the fourth consecutive year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents contemporary performances of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan, and narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. This year’s installation of sculptures is inspired by contemporary Japanese anime and features a newly commissioned visual concept by Rei Sato of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., the art production company of Takashi Murakami.

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

For more information:
worksandprocess.org

Graceful Perseverance

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 8 AM
February 2 - May 1, 2011

Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Graceful Perseverance, an exhibition of trees selected from the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum’s collection of nearly 400 bonsai. The plants on view represent trees that have adapted to extremely rugged mountainous conditions, their uncommon, poetic forms taking shape over hundreds of years of survival in inhospitable environments.

February 11, 2011: To celebrate the opening of Graceful Perseverance, the Garden hosts an intimate evening of fine sake tastings, paired with exquisite vegetarian Japanese tapas created by Phillip Gilmour of Bushwick’s Momo Sushi Shack. Julian Velasco, BBG’s bonsai curator, will speak on the art of bonsai and the design of the exhibit, and renowned choreographer Momo Suzuki will present a short program of traditional dance with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. A reception follows, featuring DJ Saiko Mikan spinning Japanese ‘60s group sounds.
Opening Night Tickets: $75
http://bbg.org/smallscale

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

For more information:
http://www.bbg.org/discover/gallery/graceful_perseverance/
(718) 623-7200

Deerhoof

Le Poisson Rouge
Monday, March 14, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Deerhoof
Ichi
If By Yes (Yuka Honda + Petra Haden)
Deerhoof—the Tokyo / San Francisco avant-rock foursome, known internationally for its unforgettable live performances that combine sugary pop melodies with a playful, experimental spirit—curates and headlines this special appearance alongside a bill of specially chosen artists and composers who represent the best of contemporary experimental, rock, and electronic music from Japan.

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Tickets: $20

For more information:
212-505-3474
lprnyc.com

Martha Graham Dance Company

ISAMU NOGUCHI AND MARTHA GRAHAM: A LEGENDARY COLLABORATION

Rose Theater
Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Martha Graham Dance Company

Program

Choreography by Martha Graham
Set Design by Isamu Noguchi

Appalachian Spring
Music: Aaron Copland

Cave of the Heart
Music: Samuel Barber

Embattled Garden
Music: Carlos Surinach

The Martha Graham Dance Company performs a program that includes the beloved Appalachian Spring, a 20th-century retelling of Medea in Cave of the Heart, and an erotic Adam-and-Eve tale of contemporary marriage in Embattled Garden—all featuring set designs by famed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.

Rose Theater
Time Warner Center, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Martha Graham Dance Company

Rose Theater
Sunday, March 20, 2011 | 3 PM

Performers

Martha Graham Dance Company

Program

Embattled Garden
Choreography: Martha Graham
Set Design: Isamu Noguchi
Music: Carlos Surinach

Snow on the Mesa
Choreography and Set Design: Robert Wilson
Music: George Antheil, Lou Harrison, and Colin McPhee

The Martha Graham Dance Company performs a program that includes the erotic Adam-and-Eve tale of contemporary marriage in Embattled Garden, and Snow on the Mesa, a work that Robert Wilson calls "a personal portrait of Martha Graham.” Not seen since 1996, Snow on the Mesa evokes the creative journey of the artist—“the path that chose her,” as Graham said.

Rose Theater
Time Warner Center, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Kodo Drummers

Avery Fisher Hall
Sunday, March 20, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Kodo

Program

MASARU TSUJI Sakaki
MITSURU ISHIKUZA Stride
TOSHA Chonlima
TRAD. Miyake
ISHII MAKI ISHII Monochrome
RYUTARO KANEKO Jang-Gwara
SHOGO YOSHII Sora
SHOGO YOSHII Kumo no Namiji
TRAD. O-Daiko
TRAD. Yatai-Bayashi
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum, Kodo forges new directions in this vibrant art form. Its name is derived from the Japanese word for “heartbeat”--humanity's most fundamental source of rhythm. Feel the primal energy of Kodo!

Avery Fisher Hall
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: $75, $55, $40

For more information:
212-721-6500
lincolncenter.org

Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

Japan Society
Friday, March 18, 2011 | 11 AM
March 18 – June 12, 2011

This groundbreaking exhibition features 16 artists who reject the outworn narratives of cuteness and infantilism fashionable in Western presentations of Japanese contemporary art. Melding traditional themes with radical perceptions of the present, they create uncompromising—sometimes unsettling—works that challenge the social and political conditions of their times.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

For more information:
212-832-1155
japansociety.org

Asian Contemporary Art Week

Various Locations
Monday, March 21, 2011 | 10 AM
March 21 through March 31, 2011

Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) connects leading New York galleries and museums in a citywide event of public programs, exhibitions, receptions, lectures, artist conversations, performances, and more. In 2011, the week includes a number of exhibitions and lectures of Japanese art.

For more information please visit www.acaw.net

Kashu-juku Noh Theater

Japan Society
Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kashu-juku Noh Theater
Encounter the theater form developed and preserved since the 14th century! Kyoto-based Kashu-juku Noh Theater, led by Katayama Shingo of the prestigious Katayama noh family, is joined by kyogen actors from the Shigeyama family in providing this rare opportunity for American audiences to experience the 600-year-old tradition of noh and kyogen performed back-to-back. The program includes:

Battle Scene from Yashima
Literally meaning “dance & music,” a mai-bayashi is a solo dance depicting the climax of a noh play. This program features the ferocious battle scene from Yashima.

Boshibari
(Tied to a Pole)
Tied up by their master, two servants are thwarted in drinking his sake in this kyogen drama. How will the two rascals get a hold of their beloved beverage again?

Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi)
In this famous noh adaptation of a story from the classic novel The Tale of Genji, the jealous Lady Rokujo – who had sent a spirit to possess Genji’s wife, Aoi – is confronted in combat by a Buddhist monk intent on saving her soul.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tickets: $55 Japan Society member / $65 non-member

For more information:
212-715-1258
japansociety.org/performingarts

Kashu-juku Noh Theater

Japan Society
Friday, March 25, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kashu-juku Noh Theater
Encounter the theater form developed and preserved since the 14th century! Kyoto-based Kashu-juku Noh Theater, led by Katayama Shingo of the prestigious Katayama noh family, is joined by kyogen actors from the Shigeyama family in providing this rare opportunity for American audiences to experience the 600-year-old tradition of noh and kyogen performed back-to-back. The program includes:

Battle Scene from Yashima
Literally meaning “dance & music,” a mai-bayashi is a solo dance depicting the climax of a noh play. This program features the ferocious battle scene from Yashima.

Boshibari
(Tied to a Pole)
Tied up by their master, two servants are thwarted in drinking his sake in this kyogen drama. How will the two rascals get a hold of their beloved beverage again?

Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi)
In this famous noh adaptation of a story from the classic novel The Tale of Genji, the jealous Lady Rokujo – who had sent a spirit to possess Genji’s wife, Aoi – is confronted in combat by a Buddhist monk intent on saving her soul.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tickets: $55 Japan Society member / $65 non-member

For more information:
212-715-1258
japansociety.org/performingarts

Noh Workshop: Movement and Musical Instruments

Japan Society
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 1 PM

Performers

Company Members of Kashu-juku Noh Theater

Immerse yourself in the centuries-old practice of noh training in this intensive workshop. Company members of Kashu-juku Noh Theater lead exercises in traditional noh movement – including walking, turning, dancing, gesturing, and using props – and give participants an opportunity to play the traditional noh instruments kotsuzumi (small hand-drum) and fue (flute). This workshop offers a rare hands-on experience of this 600-year-old art form.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tickets: $42 Japan Society member / $50 non-member

For more information:
212-832-1155
japansociety.org

Kashu-juku Noh Theater

Japan Society
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Kashu-juku Noh Theater
Encounter the theater form developed and preserved since the 14th century! Kyoto-based Kashu-juku Noh Theater, led by Katayama Shingo of the prestigious Katayama noh family, is joined by kyogen actors from the Shigeyama family in providing this rare opportunity for American audiences to experience the 600-year-old tradition of noh and kyogen performed back-to-back. The program includes:

Battle Scene from Yashima
Literally meaning “dance & music,” a mai-bayashi is a solo dance depicting the climax of a noh play. This program features the ferocious battle scene from Yashima.

Boshibari
(Tied to a Pole)
Tied up by their master, two servants are thwarted in drinking his sake in this kyogen drama. How will the two rascals get a hold of their beloved beverage again?

Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi)
In this famous noh adaptation of a story from the classic novel The Tale of Genji, the jealous Lady Rokujo – who had sent a spirit to possess Genji’s wife, Aoi – is confronted in combat by a Buddhist monk intent on saving her soul.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Tickets: $55 Japan Society member / $65 non-member

For more information:
212-715-1258
japansociety.org/performingarts

5 Japanese Divas

Film Forum
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 8 PM
April 1 - April 21, 2011

Spotlighting five legendary actresses from the golden age of Japanese cinema—Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Machiko Kyo, Setsuko Hara, and Hideko Takamine—this celebration features 23 films, many of them rarely shown in the US.


Film Forum
209 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

For more information:
212-727-8110
filmforum.org

Macy's Flower Show: Towers of Flowers

Macy’s Herald Square
Sunday, March 27, 2011 | 11 AM
March 27 – April 10, 2011

Step into Towers of Flowers and discover a magical world of floral architecture, magnificent landscapes, and specialty gardens. Take a guided tour where you can learn all about the special Japanese Garden. And don’t miss Macy’s Bouquet of the Day—a series of new masterpieces from America’s top florists, including Kenji Takenaka. The show is unveiled on March 27 at 11 AM with a special performance by the “Thunder Drummers” of the New York Suwa Taiko Association.

Macy's Herald Square
Broadway at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

For more information:
212-494-4495
macys.com/flowershow

Eiko & Koma: Naked
A Living Installation

Baryshnikov Arts Center
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 6 PM
March 29 - April 9, 2011

This two-week-long movement/visual art installation features Eiko & Koma’s exploration of nakedness, desire, and the elasticity of time, set in an immersive and charged organic environment of their handcrafted design. In Naked, Eiko & Koma will be on continual view, in closer proximity to the audience than ever before. Audiences may come and go as they wish—or stay all evening.
In adjacent spaces, view a companion video installation highlighting Eiko & Koma's decades of media work.
Naked was commissioned by the Walker Art Center.

March 29 - April 1, 6PM
April 2 & 3, 3PM
April 5 - 8, 6PM
April 9, 3PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Tickets: Free
Reservations may be made in advance at 212-868-4444

For more information:
646-731-3200
bacnyc.org

Japanese Sacred Court Music and Ancient Soundscapes Reborn: Glories of the Japanese Traditional Music Heritage

Miller Theatre
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 6 PM

Performers

Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble
Hitomi Nakamura, Hichiriki
Mayumi Miyata, Sho
Takeshi Sasamoto, Ryuteki
Protected by the Imperial Japanese Court for more than 1,000 years, gagaku is the world’s oldest living orchestral music. The program includes traditional pieces, as well as works by contemporary composers at the forefront of a revival of this traditional art form.


Miller Theatre
Columbia University
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

For more information:
212-854-7403
medievaljapanesestudies.org

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble

CEREMONY AND RITUAL

Alice Tully Hall
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble
Daniel Druckman

Program

MASAKAZU NATSUDA Wooden Music
TORU TAKEMITSU Rain Tree
AKIRA NISHIMURA Ketiak
HIROYA MIURA Mitate (World Premiere)
JO KONDO Under the Umbrella
Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10021

Tickets: Free, available at the Juilliard Box Office two weeks prior to the event

For more information:
juilliard.edu/japanfest

Brush: Recent Calligraphy by Masako Inkyo

Japan Society
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 11 AM
April 1 - June 19, 2011

Masako Inkyo, Japan Society’s calligraphy instructor and official shodo artist for the Nissan Infiniti, presents a show of recent work in contemporary and traditional styles which juxtaposes exquisite passages from classic literature and Buddhist texts with boldly brushed semi-abstract compositions.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

For more information:
212-832-1155
japansociety.org

A Window on Japan: A Film Series

Special Family Screening

Paley Center
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 1 PM
An Unexpected Student
This children's documentary from Japan tells the true story of the incredible "academic career" of a pink pelican named Katta, who one day flies from his home in a Japanese park to a local nursery school. Before long the bird is visiting the school daily, arriving every morning half an hour before classes begin, playing with the children in the school yard, and even attending classes. A film crew spent months at the school documenting Katta's growing relationship with the students and teachers. (live action, 1990; 26 minutes)

Knyacki

Even though Knyacki is just a worm, he manages to get into all sorts of trouble. (Claymation, 1996; 5 minutes)

Reika Maakt Sushi
In one of a series of short documentaries about kids accomplishing small feats with great determination, Reika makes sushi. (live action, 2002; 2/12 minutes)

I’m Old Enough

In this program from Japan, adults with hidden home video cameras observe children, ages two to five, as they go shopping by themselves for the first time. (live action, 1992; 27 minutes)

Japanese Commercials
Pants Press (30 seconds)
National Batteries (30 seconds)
Panasonic bicycles (30 seconds)
Toothpaste/dentist (30 seconds)
Elmer’s Glue: Karate (30 seconds)
Mitsubishi Cantor Pick-up truck: 3 samurais (30 seconds)

Screenings at The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019

Screenings are free with Paley Center admission; suggested donation for admission $10, $8 seniors and students; $5 children under 14.

For more information:
212-621-6600 Ext. 0
paleycenter.org

A Window on Japan: A Film Series

Paley Center
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 3 PM
The Paley Center for Media will present a series of arts and culture films about Japan from its collection.

Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan

This broadcast, produced by Robert Saudek and directed by Richard Leacock, marks the first time American television was allowed a glimpse inside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for a performance of ancient Japanese music, traditional dance, and puppet theater. In addition to Bernstein discussing the differences between Eastern and Western music, the program also features Seiji Ozawa conducting the Philharmonic in a performance of Toshiro Mayuzumi's Bacchanale and Japanese singers rehearsing Trouble in Tahiti. (CBS; 1962, 60 mins.)

Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound
A special chorus of 10,000 volunteers along with the combined forces of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra , Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra are conducted by Yutaka Sado and features soprano Toshiko Abo, mezzo-soprano Masako Tejima, tenor Makoto Tananka, and baritone Hiroshi Kuroda. (Mainichi Broadcasting System; 2002; 35 mins.)

Screenings at The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019

Screenings are free with Paley Center admission; suggested donation for admission $10, $8 seniors and students; $5 children under 14.

For more information:
212-621-6600 Ext. 0
paleycenter.org

A Window on Japan: A Film Series

Paley Center
Sunday, April 3, 2011 | 3 PM
The Paley Center for Media will present a series of arts and culture films about Japan from its collection.

Béjart’s Kabuki Ballet
This documentary explores a ballet choreographed and directed by Maurice Béjart in Japan, which was adapted from the traditional Kabuki masterpiece Chushingura for the Tokyo Ballet. This program compares Béjart's work to its model with scenes of a Kabuki performance. Rehearsal scenes are interspersed with discussion of the work's preparation and meaning, and the program closes with the final scene of the opening night performance. This documentary won the 1986 International Emmy, Performing Arts. (NHK; 1986, 55 mins.)

Camera Three: Bunraku: The Classical Puppets of Japan

This installment of the arts program Camera Three, with commentator Faubion Bowers, includes a film showing how the puppets are made and manipulated by operators who are visible during the performance, plus extended scenes from Chikamatsu Monzaemon’s famous eighteenth-century drama The Love-Suicides of Sonzezaki. (CBS; 1973, 30 mins.)

Screenings at The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street (btwn 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10019

Screenings are free with Paley Center admission; suggested donation for admission $10, $8 seniors and students; $5 children under 14.

For more information:
212-621-6600 Ext. 0
paleycenter.org

New Juilliard Ensemble

THE NEW JAPAN

Alice Tully Hall
Friday, April 8, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

New Juilliard Ensemble
Joel Sachs, Music Director and Conductor

Program

KAREN TANAKA Water and Stone
JO KONDO Syzygia (US Premiere)
AKIRA NISHIMURA Corps d’arc-en-ciel (US Premiere)
USHIO TORIKAI Venus is the Plane (US Premiere)
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Voyage VIII (US Premiere)
SOMEI SATOH From the Depth of Silence (NY Premiere)
Music of the Japanese avant garde after World War II.

Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

Tickets: Free, available at the Juilliard Box Office two weeks prior to the event

For more information:
juilliard.edu/japanfest
212-769-7406

Concert for Japan

Japan Society
Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 11 AM

Performers

Artists include:
Laurie Anderson
gigi band
Philip Glass
Bill Laswell
Lou Reed
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hal Willner
John Zorn
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Japan Society presents a 12-hour concert and open house extravaganza benefiting organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan. In addition to various music acts by dozens of artists, this one-day event offers special activities for all ages, from Origami and Washi Lantern Installation workshops for good wishes, to Language Classes, Calligraphy Workshops, Kamishibai Storytelling, unlimited access to Bye Bye Kitty!!! and more.

Japanese sweets are available for free sampling and tasting.
Other food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

For more information:
212-832-1155
japansociety.org/concertforjapan