Pianist Chie Sato Roden & chamber jazz ensemble Fire in July recently celebrated the release of their CD “Streetcar Journey,” featuring the music of beloved American film composer Alex North (1910-1991) and his magnificent, jazz-inflected score to the 1951 classic “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
In addition to her solo performance career, Roden has started a collaboration with the Italian pianist, Salvatore Moltisanti. Along with an assortment of contemporary solo works, the recitals with Moltisanti have featured performances of George Crumb’s piano four-hand masterpiece, “Makrokosmos IV.” A performance of the latter piece at the Opera City Recital Hall in Tokyo […]
“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.
Mayuki Fukuhara began his musical studies at the age of seven. By the age of twelve he had already won the International Music Festival Grand Prix in Japan. He came to the United States as a scholarship student at the Curtis Institute, later doing post graduate work at Mannes College of Music. Formerly a student […]