• 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

  • 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).