Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Performance: Crossroads of Japanese Music

Japanese koto virtuoso and composer Yumi Kurosawa explores a musical perspective on the Japanese and Chinese art in the Freer exhibition, Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan. She performs on a modern twenty-string koto and is joined by violinist Emil Israel Chudnovsky and Chinese flute (dizi) virtuoso Yimin Miao. Their program features classical music from Kyoto and China as well as new music composed by Kurosawa for this event.


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