Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

We invite you to the 2018 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert presenting Cerulean Fire and Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a program titled Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings at the Park Square Theatre on Sunday, June 10th.

The foyer of the theater will be decorated by the Sogetsu Ikebana Group with stunning ikebana arrangements that surely embody the spirit of spring we have lasted for so long. The musical performance will commence in the hall and include pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Paul Hindemith, Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. These composers use sound to celebrate nature, spirituality, and the simple joy of dance rhythms, with old music looking forward, and new music reflecting backward.

The program concludes with the premier of the Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings, written by Asako Hirabayashi from the duo Cerulean Fire. The performance promises a rich soundscape from the harpsichords, predecessors of the piano that date to Renaissance and Baroque times.

In addition to the virtuoso duo Cerulean Fire, which includes violinist Margaret Humphrey, the following musicians will be performing at this concert:
Donald Livington, harpsichord
Tami Morse, harpsichord 

Gail Olszewski, harpsichord
Huldah Niles, violin   
Elizabeth York, violin
Coca Bochonko, viola

Tom Rosenberg, cello 
Josh Schwalbach, bass

The concert will be conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda.
– Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik
– Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
– Johann Sebastian Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suite
– Antonio Vivaldi: Summer, from The Four Seasons
– Asako Hirabayashi: Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings


Harukaze 2018 will be truly splendid for sound and sight!

This program also serves as an opportunity to express appreciation for the current members of the Japan America Society of Minnesota who continue to support the organization through their gifts and contributions to the building of bridges of cultural understanding and international cooperation between the peoples of Japan and the United States.


Sunday, June 10, 2018
3:00 p.m.   Registration starts
(3:00 p.m) Sogetsu Ikebana Viewing
4:00 p.m.   Program begins

Park Square Theatre, ANDY BOSS STAGE 
20 W 7th Pl, St Paul, MN 55102 (Google Map)

$15 Non-Member
$10 JASM Member
$5 Students (with ID)
Free: Age 6 and Under

Harukaze 2018