October 20, 5:30-9pm, Japan Society of Northern California, Annual Gala Dinner, San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Performance of Paper Lanterns Theme Song by Mai Fujisawa, Chad Cannon, and Kumi Uyeda (piano).
November 2-3, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ Carnegie Hall, New York City. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.
November 10, 8pm, Asia-America: New Ideas Through Music @ UC Irvine, Winifred Smith Hall. Performance of Death Masks by Kojiro Umezaki, Shakuhachi, and Hub New Music.
December 2, 3pm, A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Featuring Artist in Residence Julia Bullock, soprano. Performance of Harlem, 1951.
September 21, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.
September 9, 7:30pm, New Japan Philharmonic, Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2018, Symphonic Suite from Spirited Away, Gymnasium of Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen, China.
August: New Japan Philharmonic, Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2018, Symphonic Suite from Spirited Away, arranged by Chad Cannon.
8/9 Iwate Kenmin Kaikan
8/10 Tokyo Suntory Hall
8/13 Okayama Symphony Hall
8/14 Kagawa Rexxam Hall
8/15 Osaka Festival Hall
8/17 Gunma Beisia Culture Hall
8/19 Ishikawa Ongakudo
8/20 Tokyo Suntory Hall
8/21 Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall
July 7, 6:30pm, Trianon Theater, San Jose, California. Performance of Gateway: Stories from Angel Island by the Bridge Piano Quartet (Cynthia Baehr, violin; Eleanor Angel, viola; Kristen Garbeff, cello; and Kumiko Uyeda, piano). Narrated by Nobuko Saito Cleary, Butoh dancing by Judith Kajiwara. Read David Bratman’s review in the San Francisco Classical Voice.
July 1, 4pm, Premiere of Gateway: Stories from Angel Island, commissioned by the Bridge Piano Quartet (Cynthia Baehr, violin; Eleanor Angel, viola; Kristen Garbeff, cello; and Kumiko Uyeda, piano). Narrated by Nobuko Saito Cleary, Butoh dancing by Judith Kajiwara.
June: Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) Japan Tour - Conductor Yuga Cohler; Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi); and Hub New Music (Michael Avitabile, flute; Jesse Christeson, cello; David Dziardziel, clarinet; Zenas Hsu, violin)
6/11 Nijojo Castle, Kyoto
6/12 Workshop with Kyoto Horikawa Music High School Choir & Orchestra, with Miki Kaoru, clarinet
6/13 Kyoto National Museum Auditorium, featuring Ryu Goto, violin, with ensemble members from Kyoto City University of the Arts
6/15 Screening and panel discussion of Paper Lanterns film, Kobe University Music Department
6/16 Dedicatory performance at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Concert at Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka, featuring students and faculty from Fukuoka Jogakuin
6/17 Charity Concert at Ryusenji Temple in Hita City, Oita
6/19 Hiroshima University, featuring students and faculty from Hiroshima University Music Education Department
6/20 Shuto Pastoral Hall, Iwakuni in Yamaguchi
6/22 Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Tokyo
May 25-28, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.
May 24, Paper Lanterns Screening and Panel Discussion at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.