EAST WINDS, INC. PRESENTS
East Winds Ensemble: A Japanese Holiday Concert featuring colorful Japanese dance and modern dance
Members: Marco Lienhard (music director) on Shakuhachi, Masayo Ishigure on Koto and Chikako Saito dancing
East Winds Ensemble is presenting a program to celebrate the Holiday and the New Year. A unique concert performed by two international masters of Japanese music Marco Lienhard and Masayo Ishigure. An evening of Shakuhachi and Koto music that will soothe and tingle your senses. You will not want to miss this evening of timeless and magical music. The concert will include traditional as well as modern compositions such as Sakura Gensou Kyoku, Haru No Umi, Sanan and Tsuru no Sugomori.
East Winds Ensemble has traveled internationally in Japan, Mexico, Russia, Europe and South America. They recently toured Brazil with the Japan Foundation. Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard have appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, etc. and on numerous national and international TV programs (Regis and Kathie Lee, PBS specials, etc.). Their best selling albums are available on Taikoza.com, MarcoLienhard.com, iTunes and cdbaby.com.
Quotes from the Media:
” An amazing Shakuhachi player Marco Lienhard has come out with a new CD, truly a very gifted and wonderful sense of musicality. Not since ” National Treasure” Yamaguchi Goro’s rendition of Kinko Honkyoku music have I felt the need to listen to more of his music. His rendition of Honkyoku form the Watazumi style is incredible and everyone studying the style should listen to it. His powerful and heartfelt rendition of Amazing grace reminded me of such gospel singers as Mahalia Jackson. “
Hogaku Journal, Tokyo
These performances are made possible in part by funds from East Winds, Inc. and in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.