April 21,2023 @Mazarium Lounge
Sumiko Sato on piano
2023 Extension lectures at Fuji University: Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
Vol. 10 Kenji Miyazawa and Music
”From Michinoku to the Future Sphere” – On Kenji’s Compositions and Music Born from Kenji’s Literature –
Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato
Date and Time: Monday, June 12, 2023, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
Venue: Fuji University
*The lecture will be broadcasted on Hanamaki Cable TV.
*Online streaming→ “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
If interested in attending the lecture, contact Fuji Univer Affairs & Supervision Dept. 0198-23-6221
My composition “Sotoyama Trail” was recently performed in China (excerpted from the article below).
The “Japan Festival in Yunnan” was grandly held from February 11 to 12 in Kunming, China. The Iwate Prefecture’s presentation opened with “Sotoyama Kaido,” a piece based on the Iwate folk song “Sotoyama-bushi” (composer: Sumiko Sato) by Aya Kimizuka, a flute player from Miyako City. During the two-day-event, participants enjoyed meeting people interested in food, animation of Iwate, and Japanese culture, including a performance combining Nambu ironware and Pu’er tea.
2月11日〜12日に中国雲南省で行われた「Japan Festival in 雲南」の岩手県ステージにて、岩手県の作曲家・佐藤司美子さん（@sumikosatomusic）の楽曲「外山街道」を演奏させていただきました〜。 pic.twitter.com/NoZX6uTZIa
— きみづかあや (@KimiChan_Fl) March 1, 2023
2023 Art and Culture Lectures@Morioka Ueda Community Center
(Sumiko will be the lecturer for the Session 2 and 3.)
Music of “Joy and Sorrow”
Date: Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, 2023
Venue: Ueda Community Center, Morioka
Session 1: Music of Joy and Sorrow as Heard by Araebisu” (SP record appreciation and lecture)
Lecturer: Masashi Iwasaki, Director of Nomura Kodo & Araebisu Memorial Museum
Session 2 (January 21) “Why are we sad? Why are our hearts so excited (lecture and performance) Lecturer: Shumiko Sato
Session 3 (January 28) “Techniques of Composition and Arrangement, Expressions of Joy and Expressions of Sadness (lecture and performance)”
Lecturer: Shumiko Sato
Saturday, November 5
at 53 Pleasant View Drive, Winthrop
Hospitality will begin at 5 p.m., with the music to follow.
Suggested donation: $25/person
Special performance by Composers & Improvisers coming up this week.
If you happen to be in the Seattle area, come see us and listen to diverse contemporary music and improvisations.
It will be a fun, exciting night for sure!
Jack Straw Cultural Center’s 60th Anniversary Reunion Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Suggested donation: $5-$15
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle, WA
Join us for a special evening of performance featuring members of the Composers & Improvisers Workshop.
The group, which was open to participation to anyone interested in developing their skills and collaborating with other musicians, presented regularly at Jack Straw in the late 1990s.
Workshop alumni Lynette Westendorf, Sumiko Sato, Jim Knodle, Kenny Mandell, Don Berman, Steve Griggs, Charles Hiestand, Casey James, Elizabeth Strauss, and others will perform newly composed works and improvisations in a variety of combinations.
Leanna Keith (flute), Steve Griggs (Soprano Saxophone), Casey James (Alto Saxophone), Charles Hiestand (Bass Guitar), Don Berman (Drums),will perform “Sotoyama Trail” by Sumiko and with herself (piano).
Kenjisai or Kenji Miyazawa Memorial after three-year hiatus.
Sumiko will accompany the chorus for the songs written by Kenji.