Tenri Cultural Institute of New York

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Last Update: 01/24/14 04:32:18 PM

Address: 43A West 13th St.
New York, NY    10011

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On Zephyr's Strings  | Open: 02/23/14 Close: 02/23/14
Featuring Ensemble Epomeo (violin, viola, cello)"On Zephyr's Strings" is a program for string trio and shakuhachi with music of Beethoven, Mieczyslaw Weinberg andGyörgy Kurtág, plus world premiere pieces for shakuhachi and strings by Victoria Bond (a Kyo-Shin-An Arts Commission) and James Nyoraku Schlefer.

Beethoven - Trio in C minor Op.9, No.3
Victoria Bond Rashomon for shakuhachi and string trio World Premiere (a Kyo-Shin-An Arts Commission)
György Kurtág - Signs, Games and Messages (String Trio)
James Nyoraku Schlefer Sidewalk Dances for Shakuhachi and Cello World Premiere (a Kyo-Shin-An Arts Commission)
Mieczyslaw Weinberg - String Trio


Chanting The Light - Terry Riley Composer Portrait  | Open: 12/15/12 Close: 12/15/12
The PRISM Quartet presents a program of music for saxophones by Terry Riley, who launched the Minimalist movement with his revolutionary 1964 composition IN C. Deeply influenced by jazz and Indian classical music, Riley’s own music has in turn influenced artists across genres, from composers Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams to rock groups like The Who, Soft Machine, and Tangerine Dream.

Inspired by the rhythms of Gaelic culture, Chanting the Light of Foresight is based on the Taín Bó Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), an eighth-century Irish story cycle that chronicles a giant cattle raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Queen Medb of Connaught, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. Tread on the Trail, originally written for tenor saxophone legend Sonny Rollins in the mid-1960’s, derives its title from the way in which the performers follow each other quasi-canonically around five separate mixed-metered melodic lines, comprising a minimalist raga of sorts. Mandala Miniaturesis a collection of short pieces composed while Riley was on a European tour that included a visit to the Hapsburg Palace where, according to the composer, “I was greatly moved walking through these rooms where [Haydn] had made his enormous contributions and I felt some kind of transmission about the whole era and its meaning.”

Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 7:30 PM 
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tickets $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors (with ID) at door only. No advance sales or reservations

Chanting the Light of Foresight (1987)
Tread on the Trail (1964)
Mandala Miniatures (select movements,1999)

Seasonal Soirée: Fall 2012  | Open: 10/24/12 Close: 10/24/12
A fundraising event for Ensemble du Monde:On Wednesday October 24 at 7:30 pm the Board of Directors of Ensemble du Monde (Ensemble of the World), Advisors and I are holding a fundraising event entitled 'Night Seasonal: Fall 2012' at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY, 7:30 pm. This event will not only be fun but it will also be the start of our exciting new 2012/13 Season.The party will include wonderful performances, interesting people, great wine, cheese, pastries and a Tequila Tasting Bar! It is important to RSVP ASAP! The suggested minimum donation is $50 and you can always give more support to our fundraising efforts. If you cannot make it, send a donation, buy a season subscription and tell some friends!



Classical Music X Kimono Show Vol. 2  | Open: 09/16/12 Close: 09/16/12
Classical Music x Kimono Show vol. 2
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3PM
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
43A West 13th St. New York, NY

Please come enjoy classical music and kimono show. The featured artists will be Emily Hodges (flute), Maiko Nishio (piano), Takaoki Onishi (baritone), Yuko Goto (kimono artist), Hiroko Sacripante (hair/make-up) and Mika Mitamura (hair/make-up).

The first half of the program will be classical music concert of flute and vocal music. The second half of the program will start with kimono on-stage dressing and hair/make-up show followed by Japanese music concert by musicians in kimono.

A light reception to follow the concert.