INTERWOVEN Ensemble: Ami Concert Series Vol. 3

Saturday, October 29, 2022
7:30 – 9PM

CRS presents Vol. 3 of AMI, a new series of chamber concerts by the international ensemble INTERWOVEN in the award-winning White Room at CRS. The concert will take place on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm and will feature Andy Weiyan Lin (erhu/viola) with Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Keiko Tokunaga (violin), Matthew Cohen (viola), and Nan-Cheng Chen (cello), performing Chen Yi‘s Fiddle Suite for String Quartet as well as shorter selections by Dvorak, Mozart, and others.

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.

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, INTERWOVEN likewise hopes 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.

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 first concert in the series will take place on September 24 and will feature Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto) performing works by Grammy and Oscar winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and others. 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.