Not Held at Japan Society – Ensemble East – Japanese Ensemble Music

May 22, 2005
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Sunday, May 22
7:30 pm
James Nyoraku and Masayo Ishigure make up the
Japanese music duo Ensemble East, which performs
traditional and modern music for Japanese
instruments, including the shamisen and the koto.
Called “A Master of the Shakuhachi” by The New York
, James Nyoraku Schlefer is a leading performer
and teacher of shakuhachi in New York City . He
received the Dai-Shi-Han or Grand Master’s
Certificate in 2001, one of only a handful of non-
Japanese to receive this high level award. He has
performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center,
Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, BAM, the World Financial
Center, and the Metropolitan, Brooklyn and
Philadelphia Museums.

Admission $15 – Please purchase tickets at the door.  For more information, please visit



  • Sunday, May 22, 2005
  • 7:30 pm