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Earlham Artist & Lecture Series Presents: Yumi Kurosawa

  • Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall

Yumi KurosawaAn award-winning koto star from a young age, Yumi Kurosawa is one of today's most exciting soloists on Japan's national instrument. The inventive, seemingly cosmopolitan composer mesmerizes audiences on the 20-string koto. Her solo repertoire includes classical Japanese compositions, as well as her own innovative and enchanting original works.

Kurosawa has played on such stages as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Apollo Theater and the Blue Note. She 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. Kurosawa had also been commissioned by the National Gallery of Art to create a piece especially for their exhibition "The Life of Animals in Japanese Art."

"Yumi Kurosawa was mesmerizing on the 20-string koto," says Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times.

Ticket Required: $10/Adults, $5/Students and Seniors.

Venue doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Tickets can be purchased at earlhamcollegeevents.eventbrite.com or by calling the Runyan Center Box Office at 765-983-1474 starting Monday, March 2.


Additional Details:

  • Event Contact: Joe Lepone, Director of Event Services
  • Contact E-mail: events@earlham.edu
  • Contact Phone: 765-983-1373

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