“Matsukaze” means the wind passing through the pine forests. This sound is considered the goal for training to become masters in tea ceremonies and shakuhachi (bamboo flute) playing. Chie Sato Roden started the series in 2006 with the wish that the music, like the wind, will captivate the listener’s heart.
Every performance takes place at Tenri Cultural Institute: 43A West 13th Street, New York City.
Sample audio – Yoko Kurimoto’s “Imitation for 17 string koto” performed by cellist Jody Redhage and Chie Sato Roden:
Past performances in the Matsukaze Series have included:
Saturday, February 5th 2011 at 8:00 pm
The Matsukaze Concert Series celebrated the new CD release of Streetcar Journey, based on the music from the movie “Streetcar Named Desire (1951),” directed by Elia Kazan with Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando. Original piano score composed by Alex North and performed by Chie Sato Roden. Interludes and original songs composed by Jody Redhage and Alan Ferber for Fire in July. Movie stills were prepared by Stephen Taylor. With Chie Sato Roden, piano; and Fire in July: Jody Redhage, cello/voice/cvomposer; Ken Thomson, clarinets; Alan Ferber, trombones/composer; Fred Kennedy, drums; Tom Beckham, vibraphone.
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 3:00pm
Fly Afresh was created in memory of Miwa Ikegami to the music of Haydn, Megumi Kanamaru, Schoenberg and Dvorak. With Mayjuki Fukuhara, violin; Jody Redhage, cello/composition; and Chie Sato Roden, piano. All concert proceeds went to the National Kidney Foundation.
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 7:00pm
The Spring in Bloom series featured the music of Beethoven, Togawa, Kurimoto and Schumann. With Chie Sato Roden, piano; Mayuki Fukuara, violin; and Jody Redhage, cello.
Friday, March 28, 2008 at 8:00pm
The Matsukaze Concert Series IV celebrates music from the movie “Streetcar Named Desire (1951),”
directed by Elia Kazan with Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, with an original piano score composed by Alex North and performed by Chie Sato Roden. Interludes and original songs composed by Jody Redhage for Fire in July. With Chie Sato Roden, piano and ensemble Fire in July: Jody Redhage, cello/voice; Ken Thomson, clarinets; Alan Ferber, trombones; and Fred Kennedy, drums. All proceeds went to the National Kidney Foundation.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 7:30pm
The Matsukaze Concert Series III highlighted “A Musical Offering to the Coming of Spring.” With Mayuki Fukuhara, violin; Chie Sato Roden, piano; and Music of Webern, Sukegawa and Franck.
Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:00pm
The Matsukaze Concert Series II featured Musical Landscape of Yoichi Togawa. With Chie Sato Roden, pianist; Junko Tano, Jiutamai dance and choreography; Jody Redhage, cello; and Aleijuan King, narration. The concert included “Hi No Chi (the Land of Sorrow)” for piano (1991), Junko Tano (jiutamai), dance and choreography; “Giving Tree” for piano and narration (1995), Aleijuan King, narration; “JHO-EN (Purifying Fire)” for violoncello and piano (1996), Jody Redhage, cello; and “E primavera di Nuovo” (1999) for piano (commissioned by Roden).
Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 7:30pm
The Matsukaze concert series I celebrated Imagination Released––piano works of Japanese women composers with works of Mica Nozawa, Haruna Miyake, Yoko Kurimoto, Mieko Shiomi and Sawako Tamaru. Friends provided photographs, art work, reading of poems