Join us on Sunday, October 21st for an adventure into famous Japanese children story performed with unique pieces by Yui Kitamura! This 60 minute concert will feature beautiful original music for oboe & harp, paired with narration of famous Japanese children story by Mimei Ogawa. Oboist Arthur Sato and harpist Margery Fitts will take on the role of bringing audiences into the wonderful world of Kitamura’s new pieces. 月夜とめがね 小川未明 “Tsukiyo to Megane (The Moonlight and the Glasses)” by Mimei Ogawa (World Premiere) will be performed and narrated in the Japanese language with English subtitles. More instrumental works such as Red Spider Lily (world premiere), On A Yacht (world premiere) and arrangement of a Japanese folksong will be on the program as well. This mini concert is perfect for all families and beginner/intermediate-level Japanese language students!
Yui Kitamura: www.yuikitamura.com
*This concert is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The past (#1) event: https://resobox.com/event/music-japanese-children-stories/
About the Performers
Margery Fitts, Harp, studied at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Oregon, and the Aaron Copeland School of Music, where she earned her Masters Degree. She has performed widely with such groups as the Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Queens Symphony, Choral Society of the Hamptons, Canta Libre, Glimmerglass Opera, and Mostly Mozart. Ms. Fitts has also played in Broadway orchestras for The King and I, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, and the Fantasticks.
Oboe, English Horn
Oboist and English Hornist Arthur Sato has performed with an array of dynamic ensembles including Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Symphony, Knights Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Mark Morris Dance Group, American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, NOVUS NY, and Alarm Will Sound. An enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, he regularly appears with Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Nunc, Argento Chamber Ensemble, and The Wordless Music Orchestra. Arthur has collaborated with recording artists Joshua Bell, Esperanza Spalding, Idina Menzel, Herbie Hancock, Richard Reed Parry, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Lenny Kravitz, Sufjan Stevens, Arijit Singh and has recorded for Deutche Grammophone, Nonesuch, Asthmatic Kitty, and NAXOS record labels. He is an alumnus of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School’s Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW) and is a graduate of Indiana University (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM).