Duo YUMENO

East and West meet in an impressive concert by Duo YUMENO. Yoko Reikano Kimura, a traditional Japanese koto/shamisen player and singer, and Hikaru Tamaki, a classical cellist, make up the award­winning duo. Don’t think the pairing of traditional Asian and classical Western instrumentation is a gimmick. The New York­based performers blend the best of both string instruments to create a haunting and sophisticated sound. They have built an unequaled repertoire of works by contemporary Japanese and American composers including Yoko Sato, Hiroki Tamaki, Marty Regan and Lou Harrison.(Regan, a Texas A&M music professor, is a frequent collaborator.)

The Japan­America Society of Houston presents the recent winners of the Aoyama Foundation’s Baroque Saal Award at 7:30 p.m. Omni Houston Hotel at Riverway, 4 Riverway. For information, call 713­-963-­0121 or visit jas­-hou.org. $20.
Thu., April 9, 7:30 p.m., 2015

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