Hidejiro x International Contemporary Ensemble: Shamisen Evolution
[Concert] October 5, 7:30 PM
Listen to Hidejiro Honjoh, young shamisen prodigy and disciple of Hidetaro Honjoh, create this traditional instrument's 21st-century voice in an evening featuring living composers from the U.S. and Japan. Joined by members of the most sought-after contemporary music group International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Hidejiro delivers three world premieres composed by Grammy-nominee Vijay Iyer, Nathan Davis and Yu Kuwahara. The program also includes pieces by Yuji Takahashi and Dai Fujikura, along with the American premiere of the full score of Scott Johnson'sUp and Back for shamisen, electric guitar, cello and piano.