Overtures: Artist Concert Series Maki Mori, soprano
In recognition of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Centennial Celebration of the Gift of Trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C., the S&R Foundation presents seven prominent artists in a series of concerts. Each artist will perform an existing composition that has been repurposed with a focus on the Centennial, allowing the artists an opportunity to express how they view the Centennial--be it springtime, friendship, love of country--through their instrument and music. The Artist Concert Series performances take place in the Terrace Theater, which was constructed in the late 1970s as a Bicentennial gift from the people of Japan to the people of the United States.
Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.
Other Artists in the Series (all performances at 7:30 p.m.) Char Prescott, cello - Thu., Apr. 5 Urban Tango Trio - Fri., Apr. 6 Andy Akiho, composer/percussionist - Sat., Apr. 7 Soichi Muraji, guitar - Sun., Apr. 8 Sayaka Shoji, violin - Tue, Apr. 10 Yu Kosuge, piano - Thu, Apr. 12