Upcoming Events

Glories of Japanese Music Heritage XIV
3/31/2019
Time 4:00 pm
Venue Miller Theater, Columbia University, New York, NY

The duo will perform at the Annual Concert of Japanese Heritage Music - Glories of Japanese Heritage Music XIV. This free event is hosted by IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives at Columbia University. The concert is presented in the honor of the Heisei Era Retiring Emperor and Empress and will feature works inspired by The Tale of Genji, a 11th-century masterpiece written by Lady Murasaki. Kimura will perform a classical piece Chidori no Kyoku (Songs of Plover) by Yoshizawa-kengyo. The duo will perform Frolicking with the Birds by Marty Regan. We are also honored to share the stage with Mayumi Miyata (shō), Hitomi Nakamura (hichiriki), Takeshi Sasamoto (ryūteki), James Nyoraku Schlefer (shakuhachi) and the Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble of New York. Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

IMJS website

Tickets Free Register here
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Duo YUMENO Recital
5/11/2019
Time 2:00 PM
Venue Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, Chicago, IL
The duo will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as “exquisite” and “compelling” in a concert featuring the Midwest premiere of Paraphrase for shamisen and cello by the eminent Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi. The diverse program will feature the duo’s commissioned works by Daron Hagen and Marty Regan.
Tickets Suggested donation $20 (Students $10)
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Past Events

Duo YUMENO CD Release Concert
10/18/2015
Time 1:00 pm
Venue Marc A. Scorca Hall, The National Opera Center America

New York based Duo YUMENO - Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto/Japanese 13-string zither, shamisen/Japanese long-neck lute and voice) and Hikaru Tamaki (violoncello) - presents a concert of contemporary works, as well as classical Western and Japanese music.

The duo is celebrating the recent release of its first album, Flowers, Birds, Wind, Moon: The Music of Marty Regan, which features the first and only significant duo written for koto and violoncello. The internationally acclaimed composer Marty Regan was commissioned by the duo to write this suite over the course of four years, and the recording was completed in early 2015.

The blending of these two instruments was praised as "exquisite" and "compelling" by the Aoyama Music Award jury (Kyoto, Japan), which awarded the duo the 2014 Baroque Saal Prize.

The concert will also feature newly commissioned works by the renowned composer Daron Hagen and by Yoko Satō.

Place: Marc A. Scorca Hall, the National Opera Center America (330 Seventh Ave, 7th Floor, NYC)

Time: Sunday, October 18th, 1:00-2:30PM  (short reception to follow)

Admission: $18 ($20 at the door)  Adults, $10 Seniors and students

NOTE: Seating is limited to 70 guests. Please order tickets online (http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2272779) or email info[at]duoyumeno.com with your name and the number of people in your party for guaranteed seating.

Tickets Adults $ 18 ($20 at the door) $10 Seniors & Students
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Duo YUMENO @ Cambridge University
12/12/2015
Time 7:30 pm
Venue Clare Hall, Cambridge University

Currently residing in Cambridge as Clare Hall Visiting Research Fellow, composer Marty Regan presents a concert of traditional and contemporary works for Japanese instruments, featuring guest artists Duo YUMENO.

The program will feature selected movements from Regan's multi-movement work, Flowers, Birds, Wind, Moon, as well as works by Daron Hagen, Toshiro Mayuzumi and Kitajima-kengyo.

Tickets Free admission / Retiring collection
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2016 Japan Tour - Cantabile - @ Tokyo
6/9/2016
Time 7:30 pm
Venue Denshō Hall, Shibuya Cultural Center Ōwada
The duo will be featured at Cantabile Kōjimachi concert series presented by College Women's Association of Japan. The program will feature newly commissioned duo pieces and solo works related to the theme, cantabile.
Tickets ¥ 3,000
Contact cantabile-k[at]keb-biglobe.ne.jp (080)5694-5797
Duo YUMENO recital @ Musikfest Nara
6/23/2016
Time 3:00 pm
Venue Kasuga Grand Shrine
The duo will make a return appearance at Musikfest Nara. This year, they will perform at the Kasuga Grand Shrine, one of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage Sites.
Tickets Free
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National Cherry Blossom Festival
4/1/2017
Time 6:00
Venue Millenium Stage, Kennedy Center, Washington DC

The duo will make its DC debut at the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival and celebrate the friendship between the US and Japan.

Tickets Free
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