Japanese musicians have shown a remarkable ability to incorporate Western influences with traditional Eastern rhythms and melodies. They've also invented new methods—and even instruments—to create exciting sounds that seem to come from the future.
A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu
Celebrating the groundbreaking Japanese composer, this concert curated by daughter Maki Takemitsu features Kazumi Watanabe and Daisuke Suzuki (guitar), Yasuhiro "Coba" Kobayashi (accordion), and Tomohiro Yahiro (percussion).
The unique performance art troupe's robotic instruments will be on display and demonstrations will be held twice daily.
Additional Sponsors: The Festival Honorary Committee, Aruze Corp., Amway Corporation, Toyota and International Programming, Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.The Fortas Chamber Music concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.