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Claire Chase, flute, Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

Saturday, August 24, 2024

The Geode, 2:00 PM


YU KUWABARA: Wind of Darani for Bass Flute and Shamisen

HIROYA MIURA: Waga-Mono for Flute and Shamisen

FELIPE LARA: Meditation and Calligraphy for Solo Bass Flute

VIJAY IYER: Jiva for Solo Shamisen

DAI FUJIKURA: Reizei for Flute and Shamisen - World Premiere

We are honored to welcome flutist Claire Chase and shamisen virtuoso Hidejiro Honjoh for their joint debut performance at Tippet Rise. Described by The New York Times as “the most important flutist of our time,” Claire Chase is a musician, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. She is a MacArthur Fellow, a Professor of the Practice at Harvard University, and was the Debs Creative Chair at Carnegie Hall in the 2022-23 season. Hidejiro Honjoh is an internationally renowned performer of the shamisen, a three-stringed traditional Japanese instrument. Performing outdoors at the Geode, Tippet Rise’s new open-air performance space set in a panorama of seven surrounding mountain ranges, their program will feature music by Japanese and American composers for flute and shamisen. This dynamic program will culminate in the world premiere of Reizei by Dai Fujikura, co-commissioned by Hakuju Hall and Claire Chase with funds from the Music Department at Harvard University.

Designed by Arup, the Geode consists of four triangular structures – one for performers and three for audience members – that both protect from the elements and create the enveloping sonic environment of an indoor hall in the great outdoors.

Guests of this concert will be transported to the Geode via shuttle van or may join as part of their hiking or biking journey.