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. This year, Cerulean Fire and Sogetsu Ikebana Group will present Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere of Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings in Park Square Theatre on Sunday, June 10th.

For this Harukaze, the immensely talented duo Cerulean Fire will team up with the Sogetsu Ikebana group to provide a breathtaking audiovisual experience.
Asako Hirabayashi, one half of Cerulean Fire, will debut her four-harpsichord concerto while the Sogetsu Ikebana group decorates the main hall of the theater with beautiful Ikebana arrangements that are sure to embody the spirit of spring. This year’s Harukaze will be truly splendid for sound and sight.

“The foyer of the theater will be dotted with Ikebana, an ancient flower arranging tradition dating back to the 7th century. These sculptural pieces create a visual metaphor of the infinite power and beauty of nature set in a human space, to very modern effect. After passing through this living sculpture garden, the concert will commence in the hall, including a concerto by Asako Hirabayashi along with pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Paul Hindemith, JS 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 backwards. The program concludes with Hirabayashi’s four-harpsichord concerto, creating a rich soundscape with these unique instruments usually intended for Baroque music.” (Park Theatre Square website)

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
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