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Euclid Quartet performs “Pacific Crossing” with guest Yoko Reikano Kimura

yokoThe Euclid Quartet will perform with guest artist Yoko Reikano Kimura on Saturday, March 9. Yoko will perform on the traditional Japanese koto. This national instrument of Japan has 13 strings and 13 movable bridges over a six-foot sounding board.

The quintet will perform Daron Hagen’s “Genji,” a concert for koto with string quartet written in 2011.  The Euclid Quartet will also perform a selection of string quartet shorts, including Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still and Gershwin’s Lullaby for string quartet. 

Yoko Reikano Kimura graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts and Music, where she was awarded the top prize for her graduation recital. She continued her studies at the NHK School for Young Professionals and the Institute of Contemporary Music for Traditional Japanese Instruments, where she now holds a teaching position. She has performed numerous classical koto and shamisen music for the NHK radio and has appeared in many venues in Japan including the National Theatre, National Noh Theatre, and Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, among others. Her collaboration with Yuiko Tomita, a classical violinist, began in 2000 and their duo Y's Sound debuted at Toppan Hall (Tokyo). Currently she concertizes in the United States and Japan with her husband, Hikaru Tamaki, the principal cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Tickets for this concert are available for $7-$12 and a free to students and children.  For tickets or more information visit arts.iusb.edu or call 574.520.4203.  For more information about the artists visit euclidquartet.com and reikano.yamadaryu.com.


Pacific Crossing by the Euclid Quartet
7:30 pm Saturday, March 9
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
2825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets $7-$12 | frees to students and children
arts.iusb.edu | 574.520.4203