JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER, Artistic Director
MEG FAGAN, Producer
Uniquely dedicated to the appreciation and integration of Japanese musical instruments in Western classical music, Kyo-Shin-An Arts commissions and produces new works and concerts that highlight the outstanding virtuosity of the koto, shakuhachi and shamisen.

Upcoming Concert - Sakura Afternoon

Enter a world of haunting beauty with Yamada-kengyō’s 18th century classic YUYA, from "The Tale of Heike”, the story of a beautiful courtesan and a man of power set in ancient Kyoto with cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Kammerraku

Kyo-Shin-An Arts' program for Japanese instruments and string quartet. Fresh from its residency at the University of Hawaii with the Cassatt Quartet, and now the proud recipient of brand new funding from the NEA for next season at Tenri and beyond!

Spring Sounds Spring Seas

A ground-breaking CD from Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Orchestra of the Swan featuring Shakuhachi and Koto with Chamber Orchestra. An MSR Classics release - buy it now!

Hogaku & Orchestra

A multi-year commissioning initiative with the Orchestra of the Swan in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. Since 2011, KSA has done five works with OOTS. Our most recent commission is to James Matheson for a concerto for two shakuhachis.


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