Performing Arts


Performing Arts

Japan Society Performing Arts 2014-15 season is bookended by two major series and full of long-running initiatives. The Shamisen Sessions ushers in the Fall season with concerts that explore the instrument’s diverse musical styles. The Spring Stories from the War series with three theater programs, honors the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and encourages reflection through a contemporary lens. In between, favorites such as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Play Reading and the latest from Japan Society’s commission program are offered. Whether you’re a music or dance lover, theater devotee or history buff, there’s something for you this season!

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Lead Sponsor:

Major Support:

Doug and Teresa Peterson, ORIX USA Corporation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, an anonymous donor, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


Additional Support:

Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Ms. Hiroko Onoyama, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Ms. Kumiko Yoshii, Mr. Terry Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea Miller, Mr. Norton Belknap, Dr. Stephen J. and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Ms. Pamela Perlman, Dean Jeanette C. Takamura, Mr. Alex York, and Ms. Paula S. Lawrence.


Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with leadership gifts from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Globus Family, Kyocera Corporation, The Starr Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation.

In-kind Support:

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society.

MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support is provided by MetLife Foundation.

Slideshow images: Miwa Yanagi Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose’s Last Tape: courtesy of Aichi Triennale 2013 © Naoshi Hatori; Kota Yamazaki OQ: © Ayumi Sakamoto; Michiko Godai Yokohama Rosa: © Hideo Mori; New and Traditional Noh: Holy Mother in Nagasaki: © DEITz CO., Ltd; 16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: ‘enra’ © enra; Hiromitsu Agatsuma: courtesy of the artist.

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