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 the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a program titled Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings.


Come celebrate spring with JASM on Sunday, June 10th at the Park Square Theater for an unforgettable cross-cultural experience!

The foyer of the Park Square Theater will be decorated by the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a showcase of ikebana displays that capture the feeling of jubilation that arrives hand-in-hand with the long-awaited arrival of spring. The musical side of Harukaze echoes this theme by presenting 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 premiere of the Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings, written by Asako Hirabayashi from the duo Cerulean Fire. Notably, Asako Hirabayashi is one of only three composers, including JS Bach, to compose a piece for four harpsichords. 

In addition to the virtuoso duo Cerulean Fire, which includes violinist Margaret Humphrey, the following musicians will be performing:
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.
– Trauermusik, Paul Hindemith
– Primavera Porteña, Astor Piazzolla
– Unaccompanied Cello Suite, Johann Sebastian Bach
– Summer, from The Four Seasons, Antonio Vivaldi
– Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings, Asako Hirabayashi:

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