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Culture Day Concert: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon | Asako Tamura, Soprano

  • Meyer Auditorium Freer Gallery of Art 1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20560 (map)

In honor of Japan's Culture Day on November 3rd, the Japan Information and Culture Center and the Freer and Sackler Galleries invite you to an evening of music by Japanese and Western composers performed by world-renown soprano and Kyoto native, Asako Tamura.

Accompanied by pianist Mariko Furukawa, Ms. Tamura will perform a recital of arias by Japanese and European composers that invoke the traditional Japanese theme of kacho-fugetsu, or the beauties of nature: Flowers, Birds, Wind, and Moon.

This recital includes popular Japanese and European selections such as Mozart's The Violet, Motoori's Nanatsu-no Ko (Seven Baby Crows), Arai's Sen-no Kaze-ni Natte (I am a Thousand Winds) and Dvořák's Song to the Moon.

Presented as part of the Freer and Sackler Gallery's Meyer Concert Series.

The complete program includes the Japanese folksong Sakura-Sakura (Cherry blossoms), Motoori’s Nanatsu-no ko (Seven baby crows), Dan’s Watashi-no daiji-na Yohyo (Oh my darling Yohyo, from the opera Twilight Crane (Yu-Zuru)), Tosti’s Spirate pur spirate (Blow please blow), Arai’s Sen-no Kaze-ni natte (I am a thousand winds), Okano’s Oboro-zukiyo (A misty moonlit night), and Ono’s Yoimachi gusa (Evening primrose). Presented as part of the Meyer Concert Series, with support from the Embassy of Japan. For more information, including tickets, please click here.