Upcoming Public Performance Highlights
Please check back regularly as performance times and details are subject to change.



Saturday, March 14 Nagata Shachu proudly presents: An Evening of Japanese Dance and Music featuring Chieko Kojima, a principal dancer and founding member of the internationally renowned Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo, and ten ten ensemble led by Aki Takahashi (shamisen/vocals), Kiyoshi Nagata (taiko), Heidi Chan (bamboo flute) and other guests. Toronto Buddhist Church, 1011 Sheppard Avenue West, North York.  This is a forty-five minute mini-concert followed by a meet and greet. 7 pm.  Tickets: https://1010canada.eventbrite.ca

Sunday, March 22 Return engagement withe the Esprit Orchestra performing Maki Ishii’s seminal work for taiko and orchestra, Mono-Prism (1976).  Koerner Hall, Toronto. 8 pm. More info

Friday, Feb 14 Short performance for the Opening Ceremonies for Ubisoft’s videogame tournament Six Invitationals. Place Bell, Laval. 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Saturday, March 28 Nagata Shachu’s second concert of its 2019-2020 season, “Taiko X Turntables!” with DJ Dopey.  Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave), Toronto.  8 pm.  Tickets on sale now!  

Sunday, May 3 Nagata Shachu members Kiyoshi Nagata, Aki Takahashi and Tony Nguyen will be special guests for the Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s latest CD release concert. Fleck Dance Theatre. 7 pm.

Friday to Sunday, May 22 to 24 Various performances for Anime North 2020.  Toronto Congress Centre.  Times to be announced.

Saturday, June 20 Nagata Shachu’s finale concert of its 2019-2020 season “Kaze” featuring master bamboo flute player Toki Tatara from Japan.  Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave), Toronto.  8 pm.  Tickets on sale now!  Purchase tickets before April 20, and receive $5 off all regular priced adult tickets.  Use promo code EARLYBIRD20.

June 28 to July 12 Nagata Shachu is honoured to be returning to Arts in the Parks, an initiative of the Toronto Arts Foundation, presenting afternoons and evenings of free taiko workshops and performances. Locations are:  Rustic Park (Etobicoke), Neilson Park (Etobicoke), Amos Waites Park (Etobicoke), Guild Park and Gardens (Scarborough), Parma Park (East York), Walter Saunders Park (Scarborough).  Exact dates and times to be announced.

Thursday, September 17 Full concert presented by Infinity Music & Arts Centre (IMAC) Series. Infinity Hall, 1-351 Ferrier Street, Markham.  7 pm.