INTERWOVEN Ensemble: Ami Concert Series Vol. 1

Saturday, September 24, 2022
7:30 – 9PM

CRS is pleased to present the first of three concerts of AMI, a new series of chamber concerts by the international ensemble INTERWOVEN in the award-winning White Room at CRS. The first concert will take place on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 pm and will feature Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto/shamisen) with Keiko Tokunaga (violin) and Hikaru Tamaki (cello) performing compositions by Japanese and western composers:

Daron Hagen: Cavatina
Elizabeth Brown: The Secret Life of Birds
Ken Ueno: Tsuki no Uta (Song of the Moon)
Michael Ippolito: Strange Loops: IV. The Stonecutter
Tsukino Utage (a contemporary Hôgaku, composer unknown)
Thomas Osborne: Tumbling From the Ninth Height of Heaven

Founded by Grammy-winner Keiko Tokunaga, INTERWOVEN is a chamber ensemble whose mission is to bring together the sounds from different places and time. The ensemble name derives from the idea that music making is like creating a tapestry, woven together with threads that represent and celebrate diverse origins, traditions and materials.

Ami means “to knit” in Japanese and “friend” in many Romance languages. By bringing together musicians from different cultural backgrounds to play western and non-western music, traditional and contemporary, side by side, we likewise hope to introduce patrons of different backgrounds to the wonders and commonalities to be found in unfamiliar traditions, to inspire new friendships, and to strengthen our cross-cultural connections.

Tickets are $30 and are available online through and at the door for cash only, if not sold out. Seating is limited and includes floor seating on blankets. All patrons must show proof of vaccination at the door in order to be admitted, no exceptions. In addition, masks must be worn throughout.

Deep listening forms the foundation of the practice and programming of CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing). Free from distractions such as food and drink service, we share these opportunities to listen deeply with you, that we may let go of what we know or think, and simply experience.

The second concert in the series will take place on October 8 and will feature the Korean wind player gamin with two violins and viola performing the music of Ki Young Kim, Theodore Wiprud, William Cooper, and gamin. The third concert will occur on October 29 and will feature Andy Lin (erhu/viola), performing Chen Yi’s Fiddle Suite for String Quartet and other compositions.

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