Thu, Nov 21|
The Secret Theatre
WORLD OF MIYABI: JAPANESE WOMEN IN SONG
The Pleiades Project, in collaboration with Multi-Cultural Sonic Evolution, presents World of Miyabi: Japanese Woman in Song on November 21 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 2019 Sound of Arts Festival.
Time and Location
Nov 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – Nov 22, 2019, 9:00 PM
The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
“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