Recorded poem by David Sylvian on Concert for Japan

Ryuichi Sakamoto will be a guest at the Concert for Japan concert on Saturday, April 9, 11 AM — 11 PM

Ryuichi will be joined by:
Mayo Yamaguchi (noh actor) – Live Guest
David Sylvian (recorded poetry)
Christian Fennesz (sounds)
Yoshihide Otomo (sounds)
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) – Live Guest

The performance will be live on Ustream. Click here for broadcast site

CONCERT FOR JAPAN

Saturday, April 9, 11 AM — 11 PM

100% of proceeds from this event will go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Japan Society presents a 12-hour concert and open house extravaganza benefiting organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan. In addition to various music acts by dozens of artists, this one-day event offers special activities for all ages, from Origami and Washi Lantern Installation workshops for good wishes, to Language Classes, Calligraphy Workshops, Kamishibai Storytelling, unlimited access to Bye Bye Kitty!!! and more.

Japanese sweets are available for free sampling and tasting.
Other food and drinks will be available for purchase.

CONCERT SCHEDULE


11 AM

OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required
New York Suwa Taiko Association (with allied members from: Taiko Masala, New York Taiko Aikokai, Sakura Taiko, Ninja Taiko, Brooklyn Genki Daiko and Taiko Club of Brooklyn Waldorf), Cocolo Japanese Gospel Choir

12:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

GALA BLOCK ticket required – SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Philip Glass & Hal Willner
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson & John Zorn

2:45–4:00 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required – seating is first come, first served
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi koto shamisen ensemble (koto, bass koto, shamisen, shakuhachi), Sadahiro Kakitani (ryuteki), Mutsumi Takamizu and Masumi Takamizu (koto/vocal), Yumi Kurosawa (20 string koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer and Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Dojo (shakuhachi)

4:15–5:15 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required – seating is first come, first served
WESTERN CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: Mari Kimura (violin), Makoto Nakura (marimba), Taka Kigawa (piano), Lisa Bielawa (composer/vocalist).

6:00 – 7:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

*GALA BLOCK ticket required – SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Ryuichi Sakamoto with Special Guests
M.O.D. Technologies featuring Bill Laswell, Gigi, Bernie Worrell, Hideo Yamaki and many others

8–10:30 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required – seating is first come, first served
TAIKO & ROCK/POP BANDS: Taikoza (taiko, shakuhachi, fue), Salmé, Echostream, Me & Mars, The Suzan, Hard Nips

10:30–11 PM
DJ & POST-PERFORMANCE HANG OUT: DJ Aki

WATCH THE CONCERT ONLINE
The entire CONCERT FOR JAPAN will broadcast LIVE via U-Stream.

WORKSHOPS

Ticketing opens at 11:00 AM for classes between 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
and at 2:15 PM for sessions scheduled 2:30-5:30 PM.

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