“World of Miyabi: Japanese Women in Song explores Japanese poetic genres from women's perspectives through song and recited poetry.
The Pleaides Project presents Kiyoshi Nobutoki's settings of waka from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, Japanese art songs by composers Rentaro Taki, Kosaku Yamada, and Yoshinao Nakada, and into the shimmering, Leslie Uyeda's contemporary song cycle with poetry by Joy Kogawa. These musical selections are interwoven with recited haiku, written by prominent female haiku masters from throughout Japanese history.
Presented in collaboration with Multicultural Sonic Evolution as a part of the 2019 Sound of Arts Festival.”
Soprano: Aine Hakamatsuka and Manami Hattori
Piano: Marina Iwao