Embassy of Japan
November 3, 2015
7:00 pm
Meyer Auditorium
Freer Gallery of Art Smithsonian
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington DC 20560

In honor of Japan's Culture Day on November 3rd, the Japan Information and Culture Center and the Freer and Sackler Galleries invite you to an evening of music by Japanese and Western composers performed by world-renown soprano and Kyoto native, Asako Tamura.

Accompanied by pianist Mariko Furukawa, Ms. Tamura will perform a recital of arias by Japanese and European composers that invoke the traditional Japanese theme of kacho-fugetsu, or the beauties of nature: Flowers, Birds, Wind, and Moon. 

This recital includes popular Japanese and European selections such as Mozart's The Violet, Motoori's Nanatsu-no Ko (Seven Baby Crows), Arai's Sen-no Kaze-ni Natte (I am a Thousand Winds) and Dvořák's Song to the Moon.
Presented as part of the Freer and Sackler Gallery's Meyer Concert Series.



Kyoto native and world opera star Asako Tamura made her London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in Puccini's Madame Butterfly as Cio-Cio-san, and has appeared alongside the Three Tenors (Domingo, Pavarotti, and Careres) in Yokohama. She is frequently heard in opera houses across Italy and has performed with Teatro Grattacielo at New York's Avery Fisher Hall.


Japanese pianist Mariko Furukawa has studied at The Julliard School and The Mannes College of Music. She is an active chamber musician, has performed at the Lincoln Center, Canegie Hall, and the United Nations, and has won numerous awards including Grand Prize at the annual Mannes Concerto Competition, and Grand Prix at the American Conservatory in France.

Reserve Tickets

Click here to reserve tickets. If you have questions about seating, please call the box office at 202-633-1000. You can also view the Freer and Sackler Galleries event flyer here 

This co-hosted event is free to the public, with ticketing provided through ticketmaster.com. Please be aware that ticketmaster.com collects a service fee ($3.50 per ticket).

Unreserved tickets are distributed free of charge at the Meyer Auditorium one hour before the program begins, on a first-come, first-served basis, limit two tickets per person.

Will Call Tickets are available for pick-up one hour in advance at the Meyer Auditorium.

For accessible seating, please call 202-633-0469. Headsets for the hearing-impaired are available upon request.

Reserved tickets not claimed by five minutes before the beginning of the event will be distributed to waiting visitors.

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