Thursday, February 09 08pm to 09:30pm
Asia Society New York
725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021
Re-envisioning contemporary Japanese music, the Hougaku Quartet explores everything from traditional sounds to cutting-edge new compositions, all performed on traditional instruments and in the classic “Sankyoku” ensemble style. A trailblazing group, the Hougaku Quartet carries out its mission of both sustaining and expanding tradition by commissioning new works and reviving performances of masterpieces of Japanese modern music composed since the 1960s. This dynamic group of young virtuoso musicians, trained in the rigorous world of traditional Japanese music, is dedicated to creating music for today and for the future.
With a special guest performance by Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi).
For tickets visit: http://asiasociety.org
Can’t make it to this program? Tune in Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. New York time for a free live video webcast.