2015
Nov. 14,
5:00 pm

DOUBLE SHAKUHACHI CONCERT! World Premiere
A newly commissioned work by composer James Matheson for two shakuhachi and chamber orchestra. Featuring James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama on shakuhachi and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Boulevard Houston, TX
Nov. 13,
7:30 pm

DOUBLE SHAKUHACHI CONCERT! World Premiere
A newly commissioned work by composer James Matheson for two shakuhachi and chamber orchestra. Featuring James Nyoraku Schlefer and Akihito Obama on shakuhachi and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Asia Society Texas Center
Houston, TX
Oct. 30
time TBD

KAMMERRAKU
Performance with the Arianna Quartet at the University of Missouri St. Louis, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the E. Desmond Lee Global Ethnic Collaborative and International Performing Arts Series. With Yoko Reikano Kimura and Yumi Kurosawa.

Touhill Performing Arts Center
University of St. Louis, Missouri.
Aug. 15,
7:30 pm

NEWBURYPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Featuring the world premiere of “Urashima Taro” by Jay Reise for shakuhachi and string trio plus other shakuhachi works with dancer.

Newburyport, MA
76 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 978-463-9776
Jun. 27,
3:30 pm

CONCERTANTE
Performance of “Concertante” for shakuhachi, Koto, Violin, Cello and chamber orchestra at the Round Top Music Festival.  

Round Top Festival
Round Top, TX
May 17,
4:00 pm

KAMMERRAKU BLOSSOMS
The return of the dynamic Voxare String Quartet with James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi and the world premiere of a new Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission – a shakuhachi quintet by Mark Nowakowski. 

Tenri Cultural Institute NYC
43A W.13th St. New York, NY 10011
Mar. 15,
4:00 pm

SPRING CHRYSANTHEMUMS
Celebrate the Ides of March with the annual return of Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto, shamisen and voice. Kimura’s deep devotion to the classical chamber music tradition of the Edo period will be the focus of her performances on both koto and shamisen and feature her remarkable singing. Hikaru Tamaki, cello and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi will join Ms. Kimura for contemporary and traditional music by Japanese and Western composers.

Tenri Cultural Institute NYC
43A W.13th St. New York, NY 10011
Jan. 17,
7:30 pm

JAMU!
Classical Jam meets Kyo-Shin-An Arts. The iconic chamber music ensemble known for it’s hip improvisations on classical music, will join with koto virtuoso Yumi Kurosawa and James Nyoraku Schlefer on Shakuhachi. Two world premieres by Schlefer, and Will Healey.

Tenri Cultural Institute NYC
43A W.13th St. New York, NY 10011
Jan. 1–4,
8:00 pm

BARGEMUSIC “HERE AND NOW” Four Nights in a Row!
World Premiere of my new solo shakuhachi composition “Brooklyn Tsuru no Sugomori,” the third and last installment of the Brooklyn Koten triology. Four nights of world premieres by several wonderful composers. 

Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Nov. 23,
4:00 pm

KAMMERRAKU ALOHA!
Performance with the Cassatt String Quartet and Yoko Reikano Kimura, featuring three new works by Donald Womack, Takuma Itoh and Thomas Osborne, all from the University of Hawaii.  

Tenri Cultural Institute NYC
43A W.13th St. New York, NY 10011
Nov. 14,
10:00 am

Performance and lecture about traditional Japanese music.

Hunter College, CUNY
68th St. and Lexington Ave. NYC Send email for details.
Oct. 28,
11:00 am

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION
Performance and lecture on Shakuhachi.

The Juilliard School, NYC
Oct. 25,
7:30 pm

MUJUAN CONCERT IN THE US
Performance of shakuhachi honkyoku with Kurahashi Yodo II’s inaugural “Mujuan Concert” celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mujuan shakuhachi dojo 

Free Concert

Meyer Auditorium at the FREER GALLERY
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C.
Oct. 21,
8:00 pm

PERFORMANCE AND LECTURE
Performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura of traditional and contemporary music for shakuhachi, koto and shamisen.

Williams College Brooks-Rogers
Williamstown, MA
Oct. 19,
4:00 pm

KURAHASHI YODO II
Performance with shakuhachi master Kurahashi Yodo II of classic and some new music for shakuhachi. With Yoko Reikano Kimura and special guest Christopher Yohmei Blasdel.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St New York, NY 10011
Sep. 10,
6:00 pm

Reeves-Read Arboretum Concert Series performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura. Classic and contemporary music for shakuhachi and koto. Summit, New Jersey

Reeves-Read
165 Hobart Avenue Summit, New Jersey 07901 (908) 273-8787
Jun. 11,
7:00 pm

TOKYO
Performance with Akihito Obama (shakuhachi) and Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto).

AMP CAFE
4 Chome 30-1 Koenjiminami TOKYO
May 4,
4:00 pm

EXPLODING BAMBOO
Kathy Supové Piano; James Nyoraku Schlefer, Shakuhachi;
Jennifer Choi, Violin; Wendy Law, cello.

Iconic pianist Kathleen Supové is joined by shakuhachi virtuoso James Nyoraku Schlefer, Jennifer Choi and Wendy Law in a dynamic program with violin and cello. The concert features a new Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission by Randy Woolf, plus Adrian Hong Lam’s “Separated... at the Human Labyrinth of Asakusa temple", both for shakuhachi and piano trio.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St., NYC
May 2,
8:00 pm

PHOENIX CONCERTS
Performance with Kathleen Supové, Wendy Law, Jennifer Choi and Gilda Lyons. Music of Randall Woolf (world premiere) Gilda Lyons, etc.

Phoenix Concerts
Church of Saint Matthew and Saint Timothy, 26 West 84th Street, New York City
Apr. 5,
7:30 pm

KAMMERRAKU IN HAWAII
Performance of new works for shakuhachi, koto, shamisen and string quartet by University of Hawaii composers, Takuma Itoh, Thomas Osborne, and Donald Womack. Performed with the Cassatt String Quartet and Yoko Reikano Kimura.
A KYO-SHIN-AN ARTS production.

Honolulu Chamber Music Society
Doris Duke Theater
Apr. 19,
8:00 pm

Performance with COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE All About Japan 日本のすべて

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The Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York 10025
Apr. 1–4,
12:00 pm

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
Week long reidency including workshops on Japanese music plus premiere performances of new works for Japanese instruments and string quartet. With the CASSATT Quartet and Yoko Reikano Kimura.

University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Mar. 30,
4:00 pm

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GAGAKU/HOGAKU CONCERT
Performance of students and master teachers of traditional and contemporary music for Japanese instruments, including “Jyogen no Kyoku” performed by myself and Masayo Ishigure. Remi Miura (sho), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryuteki), Masayo Ishigure (koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi) and Columbia Gagaku and Hogaku Ensembles.

Miller Theater
Broadway and 116th St, NYC
Mar. 16,
4:00 pm

JAPAN-USA: Musical Perspectives

New music for shakuhachi, koto, shamisen and cello.

Moment of Consonance for shakuhachi, koto and cello (by Noriyasu Tanaka)
Fading Beauty for shakuhachi, shamisen and cello (by Miyuki Ito)
Full-Out Stillness, for shakuhachi, koto and cello (by James Nyoraku Schlefer)
New Work for koto and cello (by Lyudomilla German)
Forest Whispers… (by Marty Regan)
Honju for solo shamisen (by Minoru Miki)
SONATA for viloncello (by Michio Mamiya)

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St, NYC LINK
Feb. 23,
4:00 pm

ON ZEPHYR’S STRINGS
Ensemble Epomeo (violin, viola, cello) performs music of Beethoven, Weinberg and Reis, plus world premiere pieces for shakuhachi and strings by Victoria Bond and James Nyoraku Schlefer.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St., NYC
Feb. 17,
8:00 pm

Peformance of “Sidewalk Dances” with cellist Jason Calloway.

HiArt Gallery
227 West 29 Street Studio 4R New York, NY
Jan. 27–28,
6:00 pm

HAVERFORD COLLEGE
Performance and classroom lecture on Japanese shakuhachi music and Zen Buddism.

Haverford College 370 Lancaster Ave. Stokes Auditorium
Haverford, PA
2013
Nov. 24,
4:00 pm

KAMMERRAKU III brings two classic chamber music ensembles - the string quartet and the Japanese sankyoku - to the same stage in the world premiere of “Dream Corner", by James Nyoraku Schlefer, possibly the first piece ever written for this combination of instruments. The CASSATT QUARTET will also perform Dvorák’s AMERICAN Quartet.
Cassatt Quartet: Muneko Itami, Jennifer Leshnower, Sarah Adams, Nicole Johnson
Ensemble KSA: Masayo Ishigure, Koto; Yoko Reikano Kimura, Shamisen; James Nyoraku Schlefer, Shakuhachi

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St. NYC
Nov. 15,
10:00 am

HUNTER COLLEGE
Performance and lecture on Japanese chamber music tradition.

Hunter College, CUNY
NYC
Oct. 29,
11:00 am

JUILLIARD SCHOOL
Lecture and performance of shakuhachi music tradition.

Juilliard School, Lincoln Center
NYC
Oct. 27,
4:00 pm

AUTUMN CHRYSANTHEMUMS III
YOKO REIKANO KIMURA - KOTO, SHAMISEN, VOICE
Hikaru Tamaki, cello; James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi; Kory Grossman, Percussion

Show (誦)by Tadao Sawai (沢井忠夫)solo shamisen
Akashi
(明石)by Kitajima-kengyo(北島検校) solo koto
Sho Chiku Bai
(松竹梅)by Mitsuhasi-koto (三橋勾当)koto, shakuhachi
Dance of the Darkness
  from Two Dances (闇の舞〜二つの舞より)by Hiroki Tamaki (玉木宏樹)koto, cello
Bolero with S and M
(SとMのボレロ)by Yoshiko Kanda (神田佳子)shamisen, marimba
Duo
*, World Premiere by Daniel Levitan, shakuhachi and marimba
* A Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission
Oashisu
by James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, koto, cello, percussion

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St NYC
Sep. 11,
7:00 pm

9/11 MEMORIAL CONCERT
I will play “TAMUKE,” traditional shakuhachi honkyoku, on a program with works by Bach, Bottoms, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin.
Steven Beck, piano
David Bottoms, piano
Mike Nicolas, cello
Mark Peskanov, violin
FREE CONCERT

Bargemusic
Fulton ferry Landing Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 28, 30, 31,
8:00 pm

HERE AND NOW FESTIVAL at Bargemusic in NYC. “Sankyoku No. 1” with Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto, and Hikaru Tamaki, cello. Also on Sept. 1.

Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
Jun. 14,
7:30 pm

KAMMERRAKU II - with the Voxare String QuartetYumi Kurosawa koto, and James Nyoraku Schlefer shakuhachi. A new, Kyo-Shin-An Arts commission for koto quintet by Chad Cannon (world premiere), a shakuhachi quintet by Lachlan Skipworth, my own Haru no Umi Redux.

 

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St, NYC
May 31,
7:00 pm

Performance with The Orchestra of the Sawn in Stratford, UK, featuring a new commissioned work for Shakuhachi, Koto, Violin and Cello with chamber orchestra. Plus the premiere of Paul Moravec’s “Shakuhachi Concerto."

SPRING SOUNDS
Civic Hall, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
May 26,
11:00 am

Wesak Sunday Service with Shakuhachi music

Community Church of New York
446 West 36th Street, New York, NY
May 4,
7:30 pm

ZEN SOUND, SUSPENDED TIME
Solo performance with Traditional Shakuhachi Honkyoku accompanied by images of Zen gardens and temples in Kyoto, Japan. Also original music, and a new, commissioned work for shakuhachi and voice, composed by and performed with Gilda Lyons. 
WATCH OUT THE TRAILER!

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St., NYC
May 1,
7:00 pm

Columbia Hogaku Students Spring Semester Recital

St. Paul’s Chapel Columbia University
116th St. near Broadway
Apr. 19,
7:30 pm

Performance of solo shakuhachi music with a focus on the traditional Homkyoku and practice of “blowing” meditation. 

Brooklyn Zen Center
505 Carroll St., between 3rd and 4th Aves. Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 1,
6:00 pm

Shakuhachi Lecture and demonstration.

Columbia University, Music of Japan Class
Mar. 4,
7:30 pm

Solo performance of traditional Zen Honkyoku and contemporary music for shakuhachi.

Arts at Colby
Strider Theater, Colby College, Waterville, ME
Mar. 31,
3:00 pm

Kyo Shin An Dojo Student solo shakuhachi recital.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St. NYC
Mar. 2,
8:00 pm

WIND IN A BAMBOO FOREST Solos, Duos and Trios with Bruce Huebner and special guest Akihito Obama. Music by Minoru Miki, Kineah Seiho, Fukuda Rando, Hozan Yamamoto, and traditional honkyuoku. 

HiARt Gallery, 227 W.29th St. NYC
INFO
Mar. 1,
2:30 pm

Solo Performance and Lecture on shakuhachi history.

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue New York, NY
Feb. 22,
8:00 pm

KAMMERRAKU performance with the Ciompi Quartet at Duke University with a concert presented by the Duke Music Department’s Encounters: music of our time series featuring Yoko Reikano Kimura, James Nyoraku Schlefer, and special guest Joseph Robinson, oboe. Ancillary programming is being created in partnership with both the Music Department and the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute.

Duke University
Nelson Music Room, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
2012
Nov. 30,
8:00 pm

KAMMERRAKU performance with the Arianna Quartet at the University of Missouri St. Louis, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the E. Desmond Lee Global Ethnic Collaborative and International Performing Arts Series. With Yoko Reikano Kimura and Yumi Kurosawa.

Touhill Performing Arts Center
University of St. Louis, Missouri.
Nov. 17,
7:30 pm
Performance with John Kaizan Neptune (shakuhachi), Ben Verdery (guitar), and Yumi Kurosawa (koto.) music by Verdery, Neptune, Schlefer and others. Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St., NYC
Oct. 19,
7:00 pm

Performance of classic and contemporary music for sankyoku; shakuhachi, koto, shamisen and voice. With Masayo Ishigure, koto and shamisen.

Smith College, Nelson Library
Northhampton, MA
Oct. 13,
7:30 pm

Performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto & shamisen), Hikaru Tamaki (cello), and Kaoru Watanabe (fue & percussion.) Music by Yamada Kengyo, Minoru Miki, Seiho Kineah, and Marty Regan.

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St., NYC
Aug. 7,
7:30 pm

Duo shakuhachi performance with Nora Nohraku Suggs. Music by Miki Minoru, Fukuda Rando, James Nyoraku Schlefer and traditional honkyoku.

Musikfest Bethlehem, PA
Jul. 10
time TBD

Teaching a five week, three days per week summer course "Musical Styles" a survey of western classical from the Baroque to the present. 

New York City College of Technology (CUNY) Brooklyn, NY
Jun. 16,
7:30 pm

Concert of music for shakuhachi and piano trio, with David Oei, piano, Eriko Sato, violin and Laura Metcalf, cello. Works to be announced but including the premiere of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “A Smile on the Buddha Calm."

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St., NYC
Jun. 10,
7:00 pm

Performance of “Matsukaze” traditional honkyoku, on a concert program with koto and cello.

Kosho-ji Kyoto, Japan
Jun. 1–4
time TBD

World Shakuhachi Festival - Kyoto. Performances and workshops during the quadrennial gathering of shakuhachi professionals and amateurs from all parts of the globe. 

Kyoto, Japan
Various locations throughout Kyoto including: Kyoto Art Centre; Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts and Culture; Art Living Theater International; Myoan-ji
Jun. 1,
7:30 pm

Performance of original compositions. “Sankyoku No. 1” and “Moonwalking” (world Premiere) with Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), Hikaru Tamaki (cello) and Kayoko Yokoyama (bass koto).

Kyoto Art Center Kyoto Japan
May 6,
7:00 pm

KAMMERAKU  (see May 5 program)

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St., NYC
May 5,
7:00 pm

KAMMERAKU A premiere event of KYO-SHIN-AN ARTS with the VOXARE String Quartet, Nami Kineie (Shamisen), Yumi Kurosawa (Koto) and James Nyoraku Schlefer (Shakuhachi.) New music for string quartet and Japanese instruments. Paul Moravec, String Quartet and Shakuhachi; Somei Satoh, “Kyo Shin” for string quartet and shakuhachi and koto duo; Daron Hagen, “Koto Concerto: Genji” for string quartet and koto, and James Nyoraku Schlefer, string quartet and shamisen.

Winter Garden
World Financial Center

Lower Manhattan, NYC
May 20,
7:00 pm

Premiere of “A Smile On The Buddha Calm” a new work by James Nyoraku Schlefer for shakuhachi, violin, cello and piano. With Eriko Sato, David Oei, and Laura Metcalf. 

Hoff-Barthelson Music School 25 School Lane Scarsdale, NY
Apr. 21,
6:00 pm

Performance with the Colorado String Quartet. Music for shakuhachi and string quartet by Marty Regan, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Paul Moravec and James Nyoraku Schlefer.  FREE concert

Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
Apr. 2,
6:00 pm

Solo performance and lecture on music and tradition of the shakuhachi. 

Columbia University, NYC
Apr. 16,
7:00 pm

Solo performance and lecture on music and tradition of the shakuhachi. 

Union, College Schenectady, NY
Mar. 27,
7:00 pm

Performance with Ensemble East of traditional, Edo era chamber music with shamisen and koto. 

Palace Theater Colgate University Hamilton, NY
Feb. 10,
2:30 pm

Lecture and performance of shakuhachi tradition and history, plus contemporary music. 

Manhattan School of Music 122nd St. & Broadway NYC
Jan. 16,
7:00 pm

World Premiere of “The Peacemakers” by composer Karl Jenkins. Shakuhachi, orchestra, chorus, soloists. 

Carnegie Hall
57th St. 7th Ave, NYC
2011
Nov. 15,
11:00 am

Performance and lecture on the music and history of the shakuhachi at The Juilliard School.

The Juilliard School
65th St. and Broadway, NYC
Nov. 12,
7:30 pm

Performance with the Colorado String Quartet. New music for shakuhachi and string quartet by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and James Nyoraku Schlefer. Plus the  Debussy string quartet.

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St., NYC
Nov. 11,
10:00 am

Performance and lecture on Japanese music and shakuhachi tradition.

Hunter College
67th St. and Lexington Ave. New York, NY
Oct. 15,
7:30 pm

AUTUMN CHRYSANTHEMUMS Performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura, Koto and Shamisen, and Hikaru Tamaki, Cello. Featuring the music of Kinnichi Nakanoshima, plus music by Lou Harrison, James Nyoraku Schlefer, and Marty Regan. 

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St, NYC
Oct. 14,
8:00 pm

AUTUMN CHRYSANTHEMUMS Performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura, Koto and Shamisen, and Hikaru Tamaki, Cello. Featuring the music of Kinnichi Nakanoshima, plus music by Lou Harrison, James Nyoraku Schlefer, and Marty Regan. 

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 8th Ave. Brooklyn NY
Sep. 17, 18,
8:00 pm

PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER will perform to my original score of OASHISU (OASIS) written for shakuhachi, koto, cello and percussion. Not a live performance of the music but an excellent recording we made this summer 

Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE Washington DC 20017
Jun. 30,
7:30 pm

Performance with the Colorado String Quartet featuring “Here, Again” a new work by Carlos Sanchez-Qutierrez on the Soundfest 2011 series on Cape Cod.

Soundfest 2011
Falmouth Academy 7 Highfield Dr. Falmouth, MA
Jun. 18,
8:00 pm

Celebrate the longest days of the year with the ancient sounds of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Enjoy solo traditional Zen Buddhist music, and music for shakuhachi chorus as bamboo players surround the audience in glorious harmony.

Tenri Cultural Institute 43A W.13th St, NYC
May 28,
8:00 pm

Performance of James Nyoraku Schlefer’s “Concerto for Shakuhachi, Strings, Harp and Percussion” by Orchestra of the Swan. Also on the program, Schlefer’s new arrangement of “Haru no Umi” and the premiere of Daron Hagen’s “Koto Concerto: Genji."

Stratford Civic Hall
Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom
May 14
time TBD

New York Premiere of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez’ newly commissioned work for shakuhachi and string, with the Colorado String Quartet.

Symphony Space
B’way and 95th St., NYC
Apr. 9
time TBD

CONCERT FOR JAPAN at Japan Society - performances of traditional and contemporary music with many of New York’s traditional Japanese instrument players. 

Japan Society
333 E.47th St, NYC
Apr. 15,
8:00 pm

Ensemble East in a concert of traditional and contemporary music for shakuhachi, koto, bass koto.

Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY
Feb. 21,
4:30 pm

Lecture and performance of traditional shakuhachi music and Zen Buddhism.

Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Feb. 19,
8:00 pm

Performance with Yumi Kurosawa of contemporary music for shakuhachi and 20-string koto. PLUS The Lark Quarte+ plays the premiere of Daron Hagen’s “Koto Concerto” for koto and string quartet.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St New York, NY
2010
Dec. 16,
6:00 pm

Performance with Nishi Yoko, koto. Also on the program: Mitshuhashi Kifu, shakuhachi, and Yukio Tanaka, biwa. This concert is part of the CARNEGIE HALL JAPAN NY

Columbia University,
Miller Theater
B’way and 116th St.
Free. Information
Dec. 11,
8:00 pm

Performance with Nishi Yoko, koto. Music by Sawai, Miyagi, Makoto, and others.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St., NYC
Dec. 10,
11:00 am

Performance and Lecture for World Music course with Behzad Ranjbaran. 

The Juilliard School
65th St. and Broadway, NYC
info: james@nyoraku.com
Nov. 29,
6:00 pm

Performance and Lecture for World Music course.

Hunter College
67th St. and Lexington Ave. NYC
james@nyoraku.com
Nov. 16–18
time TBD

Recording for Saatva Records.

Porto, Portugal
Nov. 11,
5:30 pm

Emcee for “The Koto: Strings in Transformation” a hands-on workshop and mini performance with Nishi Yoko. 

Columbia University, Philosophy Hall
116th St. and Amsterdam Ave. NYC
FREE
Oct. 24,
8:00 pm

Same program as Oct. 23.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St, NYC
Oct. 23,
8:00 pm

Performance with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER featuring a new work by James Nyoraku Schlefer for shakuhachi, koto, cello and percussion, plus chamber works by Funakawa, Schlefer and Nishimura. With Masayo Ishigur

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W.13th St, NYC
Oct. 22,
8:00 pm

POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 15, 2011
DUE TO THE DELAY OF THE BARGE FROM DRY DOCK

Performance with Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY

Oct. 16,
8:00 pm
Performance with Ensemble East at Williams College. Music of Miyagi, Sawai, Schlefer, and Falconer. Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Info
Sep. 5,
3:00 pm
Performance with Yumi Kurosawa, koto, of James’ original music as part of “Here and Now” festival at BARGEMUSIC.
“Brooklyn Sanya”
"Duo No. 3"
Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
Sep. 2, 3, 4,
8:00 pm
Performance with Yumi Kurosawa, koto, of James’ original music as part of “Here and Now” festival at BARGEMUSIC.
“Brooklyn Sanya”
"Duo No. 3
Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
May 8,
8:00 pm
Performance with SONOS Chamber Ensemble of music for mixed Japanese and Western instruments Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Mar. 3,
7:30 pm
Performance with Tokyo-based ensemble Aura-J. Martin Regan’s “Shakuhachi Concerto.” Rudder Theater
Texas A&M Univ
Mar. 13,
8:00 pm
Performance with Ensemble East of traditionalEdo period chamber music and contemporary and original music. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Feb. 25,
8:00 pm
Performance with Ensemble East of traditionalEdo period chamber music and contemporary and original music. Williams College
Williams, MA
Feb. 19,
8:00 pm
Duo performance with Mitzuki Daizai, koto, of contemporary and traditional music. University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Feb. 18,
7:00 pm
Solo performance of modern and classic music for shakuhachi. Willamette University
900 State Street, Salem, OR
Feb. 17,
7:30 pm
Performance with Mitzuki Daizai, koto; Joe Powers, harmonica; pianist, Naoki Aoki Old Church
1111 NW 23rd Ave. Portland, OR 97210
Feb. 17,
12:00 pm
Midweek Music” Solo performance of honkyoku and contemporarymusic. Mago Hunt Recital Hall at the University of Portland
The recital is free and open to the public.
Feb. 13,
9:00 pm
BAMBOO MADNESS! performance with Kaoru Watanabe (ryuteki, hohkan, shinobue and taiko) of music for Japanese bamboo flutes. I will play Shakuhachi honkyoku (original Zen buddhist music) with video images DROM
85 Ave. A, NYC
Feb. 12,
12:00 pm
Lecture and performance about the history and music of Shakuhachi. Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027
Jan. 18,
8:00 pm
Soloist in Karl Jenkin’s REQUIEM, for orchestra, chorus and soloists. Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall
2009
Dec. 16,
8:30 pm
Performance with pianist Taka Kigawa of a piece for piano and shakhachi plus solo performance with the Street Cannibals. St. Mark’s Church
2nd Ave and 10th St., NYC
Dec. 13,
3:00 pm
Performance of original work “Duo No.3” With Yumi Kurosawa, koto. Music with A View Series—Flea Theater @ Greenwich House Music School
Barrow St. NYC
Nov. 21,
12:00 pm
Solo performance of classic Honkyoku “Futaiken Reibo” for Kurahashi Yodo’s celebratory concert. Kokoro Hall, Ikenobo Gakuen College
Japan
Nov. 17,
9:30 am
Lecture and performance about traditional andcontemporary music for shakuhachi. New York University
Nov. 13,
11:00 am
Lecture and Demonstration about traditional and contemporary music for shakuhachi. The Juilliard School
NYC
Oct. 10,
8:00 pm
Performance with Nami Kineie, Nagauta Shamisen Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Oct. 1, 3,
6:00 pm
Solo performances at the Japan Society in conjunction with an exhibit of Contemporary Bamboo sculpture. Japan Society
333 E.47th St., NYC
Sep. 27,
8:00 pm
Performance with World Flute Fest, featuring flutes and flute music from all over the world. Carnegie Hall (Weill)
7th Ave. & 57th St., NYC
Jun. 26,
8:00 pm
Peformance of “Concerto for Shakuhachi and Orchestra” by James Nyoraku Schlefer. Round Top Music Festival
Texas
May 2,
3:30 pm
VOX New York City Opera project. Anne LeBaron’s “CrescentCity” workshop presentation. The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place
INFO
May 13,
8:00 pm
WORLD PREMIERE of “Concerto for Shakuhachi and Orchestra” by James Nyoraku Schlefer. With the SONOS Chamber Orchestra Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St., NYC
Apr. 22,
6:00 pm
Performance and Lecture on Shakuhachi and Japanese music. Hunter College
68th St. & Lexington Ave. NYC
For info james@nyoraku.com
Mar. 20,
8:00 pm
Performance with the Sonos Chamber Ensemble. This concert features two works for shakuhachi and string quartet, one by James Cuddeford, and one by James Nyoraku Schlefer. Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Feb. 26,
8:30 pm
Performance with Kiyomi Ishikagi, Reikano Kimura,Ralph Samuelson and others. Traditional and modern music for Japanese instruments. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Feb. 1,
3:00 pm
Performance of “Sky Mirror” for shakhachi, electric guitar and string quartet written by Derrik Jordan. “Sky Mirror” won first prize in the International Shakuhachi Chamber MusicCompetition. The Flea Theater
41 White St. NYC
2008
Jul. 5–8,
12:00 am
Shakuhachi Festival in Sydney, Australia Performances at Conservatorium, City Recital Hall
Sydney, Australia
WSF08
Jul. 11,
8:00 pm
Solo Performance and with koto master, Etsuko Sakai Salamance Arts Center
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Jun. 1,
4:00 pm
Renku and Dance—performance with renowned Japanese dancer Sachiyo Ito and the North American Haiku Society. Improvised haiku, dance andmusic. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
May 9,
7:00 pm
Arts at Tenri—Performance with Yoko Reikano Kimura, Yamada Ryu virtuoso from Japan. Classic and contemporary music for koto,shamisen and shakuhachi. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Apr. 13,
2:00 pm
Sakura Matsuri—Performancewith Yoko Reikano Kimura Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Feb. 7,
8:00 pm
Eastman School of Music—Performance with Yumi Kurosawa, koto, and Takamizu Mutsumi, sangen, of classic and contemporary music for shakuhachi and 20-string koto. Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY
Feb. 22,
7:00 pm
Arts at Tenri—Performance with Masayo Ishigure’s “Music of Tadao Sawai” program. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Jan. 21,
8:00 pm
Carnegie Hall—Performance of Karl Jenkins’ “Requiem,” with orchestra and chorus. Carnegie Hall
57th St. and 7th Ave., NYC
2007
Nov. 5,
7:30 pm
Davidson College—Performance with Masayo Ishigure of classic and contemporary music for shakuhachi andkoto. Lecture and workshop the next day. Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Complete details here.
Nov. 19,
6:00 pm
Hunter College—Performanceand lecture on music for the shakuhachi and other forms of traditional Japanese music. Hunter College
68th St. and Lexington Ave.
Nov. 16,
8:00 pm
Arts at Tenri—SOLO performanceof classic honkyoku, traditional Zen music for shakuhachi. Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th St. New York
Nov. 10,
8:00 pm
Performance with Masayo Ishigure and CharlesTang, Kotos. Cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japanese Consulate. Kingston, Jamaica
Oct. 21–27,
12:00 am
Duke University—Week long residency with performances, workshops, lectures and masterclasses throughout the University and Durham/Raleigh NC. Durham, NC