Past and Future Events
The Shumei Taiko Ensemble has performed throughout the world at such events and venues as Lincoln Center, the World Business Conference, the Japanese-European Electric Communications Forum, the United Nations' 50th Anniversary Meeting, and the Parliament of the World's Religions. The group also gives bi-annual concerts in Japan on August 1 and December 31.
Among the artists with whom the Ensemble has shared the stage are the famed kabuki actor Ganjiro Nakamura, the trumpeter Terumasa Hino, and Paul Winter. The group's performances have been released as TV programs: "Oto Junrei" ("Sound Pilgrimage") produced by NHK, and "Nina temple" aired by Kyoto TV.
of Past Concerts:
York City, USA, June 1996:
The Ensemble gave a concert at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in connection with the opening of the exhibition
"Ancient Art from the Shumei Family Collection".
Los Angeles, USA, November 1996:
The group gave performances at the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art to honor the opening of the exhibition
"Ritual and Splendor: Treasures from the Shumei Family Collection".
Japan, June 1997:
The Ensemble played throughout the Miho
Museum grand opening celebrations.
York City, USA, 1998:
A number of concerts took place at various venues,
including the Fountain Plaza at Lincoln Center, St John the
Divine Cathedral, the Church Center of the United Nations, and
at an interfaith service at St. Bartholomew's Church.
Town, South Africa, December 1999:
The Ensemble performed at the celebrations surrounding
the meeting of the Parliament of World Religions and the World
Sacred Music Festival. During these events, the group had the
honor of performing for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama XIV, South
Africa's President Nelson Mandela, and for the people of a local
York City, USA, August 2000:The
Ensemble opened the United Nation's World Peace Summit of Religious
and Spiritual Leaders. While in New York City, they also performed
at Colombia University and a high school in Harlem.
PA, USA, September 2000: The Ensemble was
featured with Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort in a benefit
concert entitled "An Affair with Nature" at Lehigh University,
Zoeliner Arts Center, Baker Hall. The proceeds from this concert
benefited the expansion of The Rodale Institute's "Kid's Re-Generation"
2000 Educational Programs.