Sumire Yoshihara + Kazue Sawai (Japan)

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Date(s) - 17/03/2018
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Annex

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Sumire Yoshihara, percussion; Kazue Sawai, 17- and 5-string koto

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Sumire Yoshihara (percussion) and Kazue Sawai (17- and 5- string koto) are among the most respected and iconic performers of Japanese contemporary music. Bridging ancient and new sounds, this amazing duo will present a selection of Japanese contemporary music showcasing a range of wonderfully poetic approaches in a program that includes solo and duo works by Maki Ishii, Michio Kitazume, and Teizo Matsumura, as well as a new duo by Yoichi Sugiyama.

Presented in association with Powell Street Festival.


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