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Recorder and Harpsichord Recital ~Revival in retrospect~

Recorder and Harpsichord Recital ~Revival in retrospect~

Naomi Okuda (recorders) and Pawel Swiczak (harpsichord) present a fascinating programme of music for recorder and harpsichord from the 18th and 20th centuries using period instruments. For more than a century the ‘Early Music movement’ has influenced a steady move towards playing music from earlier times on original instruments or carefully crafted copies. In this […]

5 years since Great East Japan Earthquake 11th March 2011: Charity Concert: Evening with Japanese Songs and Music

5 years since Great East Japan Earthquake 11th March 2011: Charity Concert: Evening with Japanese Songs and Music

7 musicians living in London are gathering to organise a charity concert to mark the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The earthquake and the tsunami devastated large areas of Eastern Japan, and there are still many children who were orphaned with the largest number affected in Miyagi Prefecture. We would like to […]

AJSW Annual Christmas Concert at Bristol Cathedral presented by International Concert Pianist Yuki Negishi

AJSW Annual Christmas Concert at Bristol Cathedral presented by International Concert Pianist Yuki Negishi

Programme: C. Debussy Children’s Corner: 1) Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 2) Jimbo’s Lullaby 3) Serenade for the Doll 4) The Snow is Dancing 5) The Little Shepherd 6) Gollywoggs’ Cakewalk F. Chopin:- Nocturne in C sharp minor: First published 26 years after the composer’s death this piece was discovered in a private collection. It was […]

Recorder, Organ and Harpsichord recital in the heart of the City

Recorder, Organ and Harpsichord recital in the heart of the City

Virtuoso Sonatas, Toccatas & Diminutions from 17th Century Northern Italy Music by Rognoni, Fontana, Frescobaldi and others Naomi Okuda (recorder) & Pawel Siwczak (organ & harpsichord) Admission £12 including drinks after the concert (Tickets at the door) Date: 7 December 2015, 6.30pm Venue: The Church of the St Edmund the King, Lombard Street, London EC3V […]

Masami Suzuki Soprano Recital ~Le Charme~

Masami Suzuki Soprano Recital ~Le Charme~

Japanese soprano Masami Suzuki returns to Burgh House with a programme of delightful songs selected for their charm. She presents a programme of well-loved songs, including: an Irish traditional song, some beautiful French and Spanish songs by Fauré, Massenet, Poulenc and Guastavino and the lovable Opera Masterpieces by Mozart and Donizetti. Doors open at 2pm, […]

Back to Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry on the Global Stage

Back to Bunraku: Japanese Puppetry on the Global Stage

Japan, once dubbed ‘the island of puppets’ by French puppeteer Philippe Genty, has a long and prolific relationship with the animated figure. Over the last century Japan’s rich puppet culture has entranced theatre makers the world over. For many, Japanese puppetry, especially the Bunraku Theatre in Osaka, is a standard to aspire to. This has […]

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Strike Europe in Album and Tour Combo

ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Strike Europe in Album and Tour Combo

Japan’s black belts of alt-rock, ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, have confirmed that two of their high hitting albums will be localised by London’s JPU Records ahead of the influential quartet’s headline tour of Europe this November. ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, described by The Guardian as “one of Japan’s biggest rock bands… in terms of homegrown talent, you can’t get much […]

Kwaidan 怪談

Kwaidan 怪談

Kwaidan is the new show from the acclaimed Rouge28 Theatre. Inspired by Japanese ghost stories and horror movies, Kwaidan is a chilling cinematic and atmospheric experience. It deftly combines life-sized puppets, humanette, shadow and live performance. Kwaidan tells the story of Haru, a young woman who returns to her abandoned family home after many years […]

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