Celebrating Sakura: Japanese Music for Clarinet Choir
Friday, June 29, 2012
Time : 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Performer : Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, directed by Margaret Thornhill
Type : Musical Performance
Inspired by the exhibition Lessons of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints, the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir—an ensemble of 16 accomplished musicians performing on soprano, sopranino, alto, bass and contrabass clarinets under the direction of Margaret Thornhill—offers a unique, springtime-themed program of classical music and arrangements by contemporary Japanese composers. Featured works include Toshinari Ijima’s Prelude for Thawing, describing the seasonal thaw and spring flowering; Itaru Sakai’s romantic-sounding Journey of Leaf; and the traditional folk song Sakura (Cherry Blossom). Works by Western composers who were inspired by Japanese culture, such as Claude Debussy and the jazz composer Andy Scott, are also included.
Presented in the Museum’s theater. Stickers for ensured seating will be distributed starting at 6:00 p.m.