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Artist & Lecture Series Presents Yumi Kurosawa
April 9, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An inventive, seemingly cosmopolitan composer mesmerizing audiences on the 20-string koto.
Yumi Kurosawa is an award-winning koto star from a young age, one of today’s most exciting soloists on Japan’s national instrument. Her solo repertoire includes classical Japanese compositions, as well as her own innovative and enchanting original works. She has played on such stages as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater, and the Blue Note. Kurosawa has been a principal soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Swan in the UK, and the Houston Grand Opera. In 2015, she was commissioned to write an original score for the Houston Ballet.
This past season saw their debut tour, and they dazzled audiences at Bucknell University, Eastman School of Music, Reston Community Center, and the University of Vermont. The National Gallery of Art had also commissioned Kurosawa to create a piece especially for their exhibition “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.”
“Yumi Kurosawa was mesmerizing on the 20-string koto.” Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times.
Free admission but ticket required. Tickets can be obtained at earlhamcollegeevents.eventbrite.com or 765-983-1316.
This event is sponsored by the Performing Artist and Lecture Series.
Masks required, vaccination preferred.