Peabody Essex Museum, East India Marine Hall
East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8pmPEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin returns with the Asia/America New Music Institute to celebrate musical influences and heritage. For In the Current, seven dynamic composers premiere new works, each paired with its musical “ancestor” in a blending of old and new, tradition and experimentation.
Performed by renowned Japanese shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki (a regular performer with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble) and Boston’s own Hub New Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello). Featuring commissions by Chad Cannon (award-winning composer of the musical score for "PAPER LANTERNS" and a well-known orchestrator of music for many other recent Hollywood films), Sun-Young Park, Sayo Kosugi, Carlos Simon, Takuma Ito, Kojiro Umezaki, and Matthew Aucoin. Lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins. Directed by Victoria Crutchfield.
Next summer, AANMI will tour these pieces to prominent temples and shrines in Japan, with the support of the US Embassy in Tokyo, as part of a cultural diplomacy effort designed to improve relations among key players in the region (China, South Korea, Japan, and the US) and to provide positive experiences for students and communities throughout Japan.
Eunice and Jay Panetta and the Robert N. Shapiro Fund for Innovation provided generous support. Also made possible in part by supporters of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler.$10 members, $15 students, $20 nonmembers.
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