The World Premiere of Shakuhachi Concerto by Paul Moravec. Featuring James Nyoraku Schlefer and the Orchestra of the Swan, David Curtis, Music Director. May 31, 2013, Stratford Civic Hall, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. Three Movements: I - 00:25 II - 09:12 III - 16:02 A Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Meet the Composer Commission.
Kyo-Shin-An Arts Concert Sampler, 2012-13. West of Somewhere by John Neptune with Yumi Kurosawa, koto; Benjamin Verdery, guitar; Todd Isler, percussion; John Neptune, shakuhachi ▪ Fastpass by Marty Regan with Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen and Kaoru Watanabe, taiko ▪ Invocations by Gilda Lyons with Gilda Lyons, Soprano and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi
The World Premiere of the Chamber Orchestra version of Koto Concerto: Genji by Daron Hagen. Featuring Yumi Kurosawa and the Orchestra of the Swan. May 28, 2011, Stratford Civic Hall, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. David Curtis, Conductor.
STEP BY STEP composed by Daniel Levitan and performed by Kory Grossman (Marimba) and James Nyoraku Schlefer (Shakuhachi.) Two Movements: I - 00:00 II - 05:10 A Kyo-Shin-An Arts Commission
CONCERTANTE for Violin, Cello, Koto and Shakuhachi composed by James Nyoraku Schlefer. Live premiere performance from 31 May, 2013 with Orchestra of the Swan, David Curtis, Music Director. Soloists: David LePage, violin; Nicholas Stringfellow, Cello; Mieko Miyazaki, Koto, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Shakuhachi. THREE MOVEMENTS I - "Impending" 00:27; II - "Hollow" 08:52; III - "Rondo Impulsivo" 15:50
The European Premiere of the Concerto for Shakuhachi, Stings, Harp and Percussion by James Nyoraku Schlefer. Performed by James and the Orchestra of the Swan. May 28, 2011, Stratford Civic Hall, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. Kenneth Woods, Conductor.
“Here, Again” by Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez.
A Kyo-Shin-An Arts and Meet the Composer commission. Featuring James Nyoraku Schlefer and the Colorado Quartet. Recorded in concert on June 30, 2011 at the SoundFest Festival in Falmouth, MA.