Author: Nagata Shachu

2024-2027

2024 Friday and Saturday, From Japan to Madagascar featuring ten ten music ensemble led by Aki Takahashi, and a collaboration with Madagascar born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Donne Roberts and his band.  The second concert of Nagata Shachu's 2023-2024 season. Al Green Theatre, Toronto. ....

Moon

Date Composed: 2019 Composer: Aki Takahashi Arranged by: Tony Nguyen Premiere Performance: Sunday, March 2019 The moon’s radiant light fills the sky, making its beautiful and irresistible appearance. As the sun’s delicate counterpart, the solo (performed by Aki Takahashi) incorporates contrasting textures and movements that highlight the moon’s elegance....

Sugatami

Date Composed: 2019 Composer: Aki Takahashi Premiere Performance: Saturday, November 28, 2019       Wearing a kimono, the traditional Japanese costume, is not easy. It is long and heavy, and constricts one’s movement thereby affecting one’s posture. You definitely need a "SUGATAMI" when you put on a kimono. Sugatami means “a full-length mirror”...