Events

Performance

09/19/2019 - 09/21/2019
Easton (PA), New York (NY)

Reigakusha: Gagaku & Bugaku

© Takehiko Tabuchi

Time & Location

September 19: Williams Center for the Arts (Easton, PA)
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September 21: Japan Society (New York, NY)
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About

Known for its ethereal tones and timbres, gagaku has been the official music of the Japanese imperial court for over a millennium and has become synonymous with the luxurious court life of the Heian period (794-1185). Founded by the late Sukeyasu Shiba, a former member of the gagaku ensemble at the Imperial Household, the distinguished gagaku ensemble Reigakusha presents a full spectrum of the world’s oldest surviving orchestral music for this rare U.S. appearance.

This performance is supported through the Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists.



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