• On June 30 (Fri.) from 11:50 a.m., in “Gangan! Marble Music” (DJ: Fumiko Obara) on FM Hanamaki,
    some of my works related to Kenji Miyazawa will be on air. Enjoy the program!

  • Saturday, July 22, 3 p.m.
    @ Mazarium Lounge
    Piano: Sumiko Sato

    Wednesday, August 23
    Kenji’s World” Seminar “Kenji and Music”
    @ Music Room, Yumoto Elementary School, Hanamaki
    lecturer: Sumiko Sato

  • May 13, 2023 @Mazarium Lounge
    Sumiko Sato on piano

  • Tribute concert

    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
    Details: http://www.fuji-u.ac.jp/area/koukai/kenji
    *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.

  • 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

    Contact: 019-654-2333 Attn: Hiroshi Miyoshi, Mitsuru Sasaki

  • Thank you for coming to the Christmas Concert 2022.

  • December 25 (Sun.) 2:00 p.m.~, 7:00 p.m.~
    Admission Free(Minimum one drink purchase per person required.)
    Performed by:Sumiko Sato (Piano)
    Christmas Music, classical, jazz, original compositions and arrangements.

  • House concert

    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