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Masatoshi Nakano FIVE SAXOPHONE JAZZ CONCERT – In Memory of Shiwa, My Mother’s Hometown

Date: 10/30/2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kodo Nomura Araebisu Museum Hall

Doors open 14:30
Concert begins at 15:00
Admission free, 50 seats on a first-come, first-served basis (numbered tickets available)

Piano: Masatoshi Nakano
Bass: Taishi Aoki
Drums: Yotaro Imamura
AltoSax: Kangi
AltoSax: Sachiyo Nayuki
TenorSax: Yoshikazu Inomata
TenorSax: Tatsuro Kikumoto
BaritoneSax: Masayuki Kamei

Maki Munehisa

Special Appearance
Piano: Sumiko Sato

For inquiries, please call 090-6452-4789

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2022 Kenjisai

Date: 09/21/2022
Time: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Hanamaki Cultural Center

Kenjisai or Kenji Miyazawa Memorial after three-year hiatus.
Sumiko will accompany the chorus for the songs written by Kenji.

Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa Vol. 11 “

Date: 06/20/2022
Time: 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Fuji University

Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
Vol. 11 “Kenji Miyazawa and Music
 ~Kenji Miyazawa and Music” – Musical works by Kenji himself” –   
 Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato  *Online streaming

Date and Time: Monday, June 20, 2022, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
Venue: Fuji University, Bldg. 5, 1F, Stair Classroom
We will inform you on this page when it is open to the public.
(To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the lecture will not be open to the outside public at this time.)
*The lecture will be broadcast on Hanamaki Cable TV. (Broadcasting dates and times: Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
*To watch the online streaming, click here → “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact Fuji University General Affairs & Supervision Dept. TEL: 0198-23-6221


Date: 06/03/2022
All-day event
Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

On June 3, Sumiko will be presenting an improvisation on Virtual Listening Program between 9 and 10 a.m.
When: June 2-4, 2022
Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon
website: 2022 Conference | International Alliance for Women in Music (
full schedule:
Hosted by Oregon State University on their campus between June 2 through 4, 2022, the International Alliance for Women in Music, in association with OSU’s College of Liberal Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs, the conference will be an in-person event with virtual satellite events from across the globe.
This conference will bring together people (women AND men) who celebrate Women in Music and challenge, and transform our future with cutting-edge music, music technology, and innovative scholarship resulting in increased visibility, opportunities, and connections. We are creating a collective and community-based cultural happening to elevate, celebrate, and situate female and female identified creatives in music with all kinds of experiences, from all different places and music-making spaces.The submissions included those taking risks to chart new ground, unheard voices advocating for sound practitioners and makers; those reimagining equity and inclusion in the world of making music and curation, and those reaching back to advocate for students, friends, colleagues, and the next generation.

International Alliance For Women in Music: Call & (HER) Response:
Music in The Time of Change

June 2-4, 2022

Oregon State University & Online

“Playful Piano” Salon

Date: 05/15/2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Iwate Bank Aka Renga Hall

1pm- Sunday May 15th, 2022
@Iwate Bank Aka Renga Hall
Sumiko Sato: Piano
Pay as you wish

Christmas Concert 2021

Date: 12/25/2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cafe Hibiki

@Cafe Hibiki
(4-40 Higashi Midorigaoka Morioka)

Admission: 2,500 yen (with a complimentary drink)
Limited seating.
In order to prevent COVID-19 infections, please be sure to wear a mask before entering .

performed by
Sumiko Sato (piano)
Aya Kimizuka (flute, supporting)

・Christmas Medley
・I Got Rhythm
・Variations of Nanbu Cow-herding Song