Thursday / September 19, 2019 / 8 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts

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Gagaku is Japan’s oldest and most venerated orchestral music, dating back to the Imperial Court of the 8th century. The ethereal tones and timbres are synonymous with stately court life, and the leading gagaku ensemble Reigakusha presents the full spectrum of ceremonial music, from thousand-year-old pieces to contemporary works by Toru Takemitsu and Sukeyasu Shiba. “Mesmerizing in their delicacy and precision” (The New York Times), Reigakusha marks the ascension of Japan’s Crown Prince in 2019 with a rare U.S. visit and a celebratory dance to honor the coronation of the new emperor.

Tickets: $25 adults, $6 youth and students
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