Encounters: with the music of our time presents the Ciompi Quartet, with guest artists from Kyo-Shin-An Arts
Works include Daron Hagen's "Koto Concerto: Genji" (2011), Paul Moravec's "Shakuhachi Quintet," and music by Toru Takemitsu and James Nyoraku Schlefer. Featuring special guest artist Joseph Robinson, NY Philharmonic Principal Oboe (retired). Kyo-Shin-An Arts is dedicated to the integration of Japanese classical instruments (specifically shakuhachi, koto and shamisen) in Western classical music. They facilitate, commission and produce new works and concerts that bring forth the outstanding virtuosity of the Japanese tradition within the context of chamber ensembles and orchestras.