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Tokyo (Japan) Premiere – “Vitals” for Piano and Clarinet

Excited to have my duo composition performed in Tokyo, Japan by Thomas Piercy.


Friday, January 20, 2023
Start: 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm

Tokyo Concert Lab

Tickets: General ¥3,000; Students ¥2,000

More info:

“Moments In This Time” Benefit Concert for Covid-19 Musicians Relief
Thomas Piercy, the Artistic Director, clarinetist, and hichiriki player of “Tokyo to New York” was in Japan for concerts scheduled for February, March, and April 2020, including the “Tokyo to New York Festival 2020”. Unfortunately, these concerts and festival were cancelled or postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic and restrictions placed on live concerts in Japan.

Mr. Piercy received permission from Tokyo Concerts Lab to record a “no audience” video at their hall in July 2020. He decided to use this opportunity to record a benefit video to aid fellow musicians affected by the covid-19 pandemic. In June 2020, he asked composers he had previously worked with if they would be interested in writing a new work, a short musical moment in this time, to be recorded as part of the benefit. Over 40 composers sent him their short musical moments. Piercy and his colleagues came together in Tokyo in July to record the “Moments In This Time” video. The November 2020 broadcast of the “Moments In This Time” benefit concert video raised $6,000.  Tonight’s concert is the live premiere performance of some of these pieces in Japan.

All proceeds from this “Moments in This Time” benefit concert will be used to assist musicians and organizations that continue to be affected by the covid-19 pandemic. There is a Donate Button for people to use if they choose to do so. We feel it important that each of us, if in a position to do so, do what we can to help our fellow musicians during these difficult times.

The Donate button and link take you to a PayPal donation page at the non-profit 501(c)(3) sponsor, the Sunset Park School of Music. In coordination with the following organizations that have supported “Tokyo to New York” concerts (New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NewMusicUSA, and the Sunset Park School of Music), all funds will be donated to organizations aiding musicians including NewMusicUSA, Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, and the Japan Foundation.

全ての寄付は、新型コロナウイルスの影響を与えた演奏者や作曲家へ直接に渡します。寄付ボタン(Donation Button)を押すと、Sunset Park School of Music (NPO)のPayPalページに行きます。全ての寄付は、演奏者を応募する関係団体(NewMusicUSA, Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Musicと及び国際交流基金を含み)に渡します。