Haru No Umi Redux, famous as a duo in Japan, where it is traditionally heard on New Year’s, this version offers an evocative string accompaniment by Mr. Schlefer, conducted by OOTS Principal Guest Conductor Kenneth Woods.
Concerto for Shakuhachi, Strings, Harp and Percussion, by James Nyoraku Schlefer and conducted by Kenneth Woods. A rhythmic, exciting piece in three movements, ranging from the calm of Zen to the high energy of Rock and Roll.
Koto Concerto: Genji, a remarkably romantic and operatic work in five short movements by the accomplished Daron Hagen – a Kyo-Shin-An Arts Commission, conducted by OOTS’ artistic director David Curtis.
Recorded: 28 May 2011 at Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon
Released: June 2012 with MSR Classics