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Music + Japanese Children Stories


Music + Japanese Children Stories

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm)

41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

$10 General
$5 Children under 12
Free for Pre-K and under


Event Overview

Join us this coming Sunday, March 11th for an adventure into famous Japanese children stories performed with unique pieces by Yui Kitamura! This 70 minute concert will feature beautiful original music for marimba & vibraphone, paired with narration of famous Japanese children stories. Long time percussionists Chihiro Shibayama and Maiko Hosoda will take on the role of bringing audiences into the wonderful world of Japanese folklore and children’s stories. Pieces such as 梅のにおい 夢野久作 “Umeno Nioi” by Kyusaku Yumeno (World Premiere), やまなし 宮沢賢治 “Yamanashi” by Kenji Miyazawa (U.S. Premiere), and more will be performed and narrated in the Japanese language with English subtitles. This mini concert is perfect for all families and beginner/intermediate-level Japanese language students!

*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.

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