MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2019

JAPONISM

Music & Theatre by Japanese Artists and/or inspired by Japanese Culture

NOVEMBER 20th - 26th

at THE SECRET THEATRE

4402 23rd St.  Long Island City, 11101  <MAP HERE>

 

General Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door
Seniors & Students with ID $12 advance / $14 at the door


Sounds of Arts Festival 2019 is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

Full Calendar

Program A - Wednesday, November 20 @8pm
"Exploring Influences in Dance and Music" & "Japan through Puccini's Eyes"

 

Artists By Any Other Name

Exploring Influences in Dance and Music

An exploration of lines of influences in the artistic process.

Abby Marchessault - Dancer

Holly Heidt - Dancer

Whitney Janis - Dancer and choreographer

Nadia Khayrallah - Dancer and choreographer

Alex Hu - Violin

Audrey Lo - Violin

Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos - Violist

Jacob Nordlinger - Cello

 

First 4 Fugues from Art of Fugue/Bach

Camellia/Kitamura

Deconstructing Franz/Dai Fujikura 

Janacek - String Quartet no. 1 "From my Life" movt. 3 Con moto-Vivo-Andante


Musikapiphany & MuSE Chorus - Japan through Puccini's Eyes

Soprano- Catherine Steinbrink

Tenor- Angelo Mazzone

 

Flute- Chrissy Fong

Oboe/English Horn/Bass Oboe- Kevin Chavez

Violins- Ruby Wang and Kae Nakano

Viola- Alex Wen

Cello- Andrew Borkowski

Double Bass- Morton Cahn


TICKETS: https://soaf2019a.brownpapertickets.com/

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Program B - Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 @8pm
"World of Miyabi: Japanese Women in Song"
performed by The Pleiades Project 
featuring Soprano Soloists Aine Hakamatsuka and Manami Hattori

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.

into the shimmering (2016)
Poet: Joy Kogawa

Musical Settings of waka from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu  
Composer: Kiyoshi Nobutoki


Tickets: https://soaf2019b.brownpapertickets.com/

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Program C -

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 @8pm

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 @7pm

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 @8pm
Mishima's Modern Noh Plays
Amaterasu Za

‘Hanjo'

Ako (Jitsuko)

Asuka Morinaga (Hanako)

Norihiro Maruta (Yoshio)

 

‘Aoi no Ue’

Ako (Rokujo)

Rina Maejima (Nurse)

Asuka Morinaga (Aoi)

Taiju Nakane (Hikaru)

‘Hanjo’ and ‘Aoi no Ue’

Performed in Japanese with English sub-title.


Tickets: https://soaf2019c.brownpapertickets.com/

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Program D - Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 @3pm & @7pm
Jyo en

by unShout the Noise Theater

written by 

Lee Douglass and Toshinori Hamada

 

Music composed by Kento Watanabe

 

Toshinori Hamada (Yasunobu)

Ayaka Yoshimoto (Kaede)

Satomi Shikata (Ume)

 

Sumie Kaneko (Shamisen and Voice)

Kento Watanabe (Koto)

Adam Robinson (Shakuhachi)

 

Jyo en is an original operetta performed in a traditional Japanese theatre influenced style. Set in Edo Period, the plight of a young married woman, wrestling with illicit desires is told through dance, text and arias sung in Japanese.

 

 

Performed in Japanese with English sub-titles.



https://soaf2019d.brownpapertickets.com/

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Program E - Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 @11am
Mt. Fuji & Sakura - Exploring Songs & Icing Cookie Workshop
led by Icing artist Kazusa Tanaka

Learn and sing songs about Mt. Fuji and Sakura while you enjoy experiencing icing on cookies!
Each person will receive 1 big cookie for Mt. Fuji icing and 2 flower-shaped cookies for sakura.

This is a 75-minute event.
https://soaf2019e.brownpapertickets.com/

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Program F - Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 @7:30pm
New Music Collection 2019

Percussion Extravaganza!
Featuring percussionist extraordinaire Al Cerulo, percussion duo membranophn, and students from Stony Brook University, SUNY Purchase, Aaron Copland School of Music, Face The Music, and the Special Music School. The evening show-cases significant classical percussion repertoire by esteemed Japanese composers such as, Toru Takemitsu, Maki Ishii, Minoru Miki, Michio Kitazume, and Toshimitsu Tanaka.

Stony Brook University:
Peter White
Joe DeMarco
Robert Cosgrove
Matthew Overbay

Purchase College:
William Heintz

Queens College (Aaron Copland School of Music):
Matthew Kowalski

Face The a Music (Kaufman Music Center):
Vasudevan Panicker (Director)
John Wallar
Isabella Carucci
Oriana Hawley
Yusei Hata

Special Music School Percussion Ensemble (Kaufman Music Center):
Elisha Jimenez
Christian McCarthy
Gabriel Kunin
Dashiell Cain
Caden Castro-Kudler

Al Cerulo (Mantra Percussion)

Tickets: https://soaf2019f.brownpapertickets.com/

SOAF2019

November 20th to 26th! 

Non-profit organization

based in Queens, New York

 

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