Emiko is overwhelmed by a warm welcome from the people of Kaede-Dormitory in Okayama!
She’d like to thank all the stuff in the Kaede-Dormitory for preparing beautifully decorated concert space & dressing room, stylishly designed program, well-tuned antique Yamaha full-concert grand piano with ivory keys; above all, it’s the cheerful presence of the audience that made the concert so memorable!
Emiko is currently preparing for two upcoming Christmas Concerts!
The first one is her solo recital in Okayama, as a part of her outreach project. Emiko will be playing a number of Christmas Carols with a stylish arraignment for solo piano, in addition to some of her favorite Romantic Repertoire, including Lyadov’s “Barcarolle,” “The Music Box,” and Listz’s transcription of Schumann’s art song “Spring Night, ” which she also plans to include in her future solo recital, “Romantic Moment.”
In the second one, she will collaborate with Colleen Keating, a mezzo soprano who possesses a variety of affective tone of voice. The concert is titled “Holiday Showcase, ” and the program will include an aria from Christmas Oratorio by Bach, a number of Christmas Carols in different languages, as well as some of Colleen’s favorite French songs by Fauré, Gounod, and Piaf.