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  • “Monday Michiru Mariano” Storyteller’s workshop

    We have been supporting Monday Michiru Mariano on her lyric writing workshop since last year. If you are a storyteller or songwriter, this is going to work for you great!

    Summer 2019 session with guest teacher, writer/poet/inspirational-speaker Jenny Douglas

    You can sign up for Storytellers Workshop NYC – Winter session, starting next week. See the details below.

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    4 weekly sessions (Tuesdays):
    2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
    7pm – 9pm

    Shetler Studios & Theatres
    244 W. 54th Street, 12th Floor/PH, New York NY
    (between Broadway & 8th Ave)
    Studio: PH5 on 2/4, 11, 25, *SH2 on 2/18

    plus…

    Showcase “Lyricist Lounge” (optional): TBD

    Fee: $200 (4 sessions & Showcase)

    [Registration] Email or Call us!
    Email: storytellersworkshopnyc@gmail.com
    Phone: 917-400-9362

  • “Uniting Through Music”

    CUPA 2020 GALA

    Japan – Taiwan – USA Friendship Concert

    Of course, it was snowing. The first day in the year with inclement weather, and the first of the Winter season that finally brought about worry into the minds of the people of New York. We were worried whether people would even show up, and rightfully so. The scenery outside was one of nostalgia and concern, but the effects on our climate is a story for another day. At the Scandinavian Theatre located on Park Avenue, there was about to be an ensemble of talent and inspiration that would warm the souls who would hopefully attend.

    A 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, “CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS” (CUPA) in its second year of operation hosted their first-anniversary gala, “Japan-Taiwan-USA Friendship Fundraising Concert” at the Scandinavia House in Manhattan on Saturday, January 18th, 2020.

    CUPA invited Japanese artistic producer, Rintaro Dainichi, president of Furusato-no-Monogatari Production Committee, based out of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, Japan. The concert featured Daisuke Oyama, a baritone Opera singer residing in Japan, Caroline Miller, a soprano from the USA, and Ping-An Lin, a pianist from Taiwan all gathered in that night New York City. Together the three of them created the harmonious melody and an atmosphere that could even challenge a full-scale production.

    The concert was constructed in two parts; the first was a variety of different genres in music solos, duets, and narratives from each of the performer’s respective countries.  Ping-An’s piano solo was that of a Taiwanese folk song, “Grasshopper Playing Tricks on a Rooster,” Oyama sang a Japanese classic, “The Moon of Wild Castle,” and Miller performed “Will He Like Me” from the Broadway Musical, She Loves Me.  The latter half was the presentation of the overarching theme of the concert “Uniting Through Music”.  Ping-An sang in Japanese, Oyama sang in English & Taiwanese and Miller sang in Taiwanese. 

    What was truly remarkable was that all three performers sang in languages that were not of their mother tongue. What followed was a seamless connection between the three and how each of them gave their utmost respect to one another’s nation and respective language. Even if one was not knowledgeable of any of the languages, it can be said with ease that the showcase the three gave was nothing short of awe-inspiring and strengthened the notion of a robust unity amongst the three nations being represented. 

    Despite the weather, by the end of the evening, such warmth reached the one-hundred-plus attendees with music, compassion, and a message of collaboration worth listening to. The main mission of that cold and snow pounding night; to promote unity, was reached. As the evening came to a close, there was nobody sitting on a seat and the tension of the signature New York Winter was nowhere to be found in the theatre. What the three performers felt alongside the event hosts were at the very least at ease, and more honestly at relative peace. This was the event of Catch Us; and yes, we did catch them.

  • New Year Fundraising Concert

    Japan~Taiwan~USA Friendship Concert

    『UNITING THROUGH MUSIC』

    Saturday, January 18, 2020
    7:00PM (door opens 6:30pm)

    Scandinavia House – Victor Borge Hall (B1F)
    58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Tickets: $30 advance / $35 at door
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gala-tickets-85671334267

    A non profit organization, “CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS” (CUPA) in its second year will host the first anniversary gala, “Japan-Taiwan-USA Friendship Fundraising Concert at Scandinavia House in Manhattan on Saturday, January 18, 2020. CUPA was established on September 1st, 2018, and has been serving community services and supporting artists and performers in performing arts within the tri-state area.

    CUPA invited a Japanese artistic producer, Rintaro Dainichi, president of “Furusato-no-Monogatari Production Committee” based out of Sendai in the Miyagi prefecture, Japan. The concert features Daisuke Oyama (baritone), Caroline Miller (soprano) and Ping-An Lin (piano). A reception will follow the concert.

    This concert is going to be the debut in the U.S. for the Japanese native, Dainichi, who will be working on an opera titled, “Koxinga,” the production of Japan and Taiwan, which is to be completed in 2024, and is commissioned by CUPA. Dainichi programmed the Japan-Taiwan-USA Friendship Fundraising Concert; “Uniting Through Music” as its first anniversary event. His intention is to unite three countries; Japan, the United States, which started “Operation Tomodachi(friendship),” and Taiwan, which provided Japan the most physical and mental support when the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11th, 2011.

    Program includes;  a piano solo, “Variations of Taiwan folk songs”, baritone solo piece, “The Moon of Wild Castle” (Rentaro Taki), soprano aria, “Caro Como,” (Puccini) and return song, ”From now on, Thank you,” composed by Rintaro Dainichi. This concert is also supported by Project Director, Mack Okubo, and the Music for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Project, which aims to provide opportunities for the general public to help deepen the understanding of SDGs through music events.

    [Chinese]

    CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS (CUPA) 主辦 故鄉物語製作委員會 協辦 新春募款 日台美親善音樂會「以歌聲架起橋梁」

    題名 CUPA 新春 GALA~日台美親善演唱會 「 歌の架け橋となって」 出演 大山大輔「男中音」 、卡洛琳米拉 「女高音」、林品安「鋼琴」 製作 大日琳太郎
    日期 2020年1月18日(星期六)
    開場 6:30pm
    開演 7:00pm
    會場 Scandinavia House – Victor Borge Hall (b1f)
    地址 58 Park Ave New York NY 10016
    入場費 美金$30 (預售票) 美金$35 (當日票)
    問題請洽 : 美國 電話 (201) 942-0555/email:info@catchus.org
    日本 email:inter-cultural@jcom.zaq.ne.jp

    以紐約為據點,進行募款活動的非營利團體「CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS (CUPA)」在先前九月迎來了 第二年,將在接下來的 1 月 18 日(週六)於曼哈頓的斯堪地那維亞之家舉行一週年紀念音樂晚會。此次 邀請來自宮城縣仙台市的故鄉物語製作委員會代表大日琳太郎擔綱藝術總監,以藝術家之間的交流為目的, 舉行日台美親善音樂晚會節目。演出藝術家有:大山大輔(男低音)、Caroline Miller(女高音)、林品安 (鋼琴)。
    朝著 2024 年日台合作的歌劇「鄭成功」踏出第一步的大日琳太郎,受到 CUPA 的邀請,在 CUPA 的一週 年紀念 GALA 的節目中,和 CUPA 合作,舉行日台美親善音樂會「成為歌之橋樑」。2011 年 3 月東日本大 地震時,實施「友誼作戰」、伸出救援之手的美國,和不論在物質或精神上給予日本最大支援的台灣等, 他這次邀請了台灣的鋼琴家林品安、美國女高音卡洛琳·米拉、日本的男低音大山大輔等三個國家的音樂 家,用音樂將這三個國家連結起來,即將在大地震的 9 週年於美國紐約集結,舉辦新春特別音樂會。 演 出曲目有鋼琴曲「草蜢弄雞公」、男低音「荒城之月」(瀧廉太郎)、女高音獨唱曲「我的父親」(Caro Como)、 大日琳太郎創作的合唱曲「永遠真多謝」等曲目。
    CUPA 於 2018 年 9 月 1 日由 501(C)(3)公司法人成立,由活動顧問本木佑子 (日本中心 NJ 代表)、活動製 作人 河野洋(Mar Creation, Inc.社長)以及舞蹈學校主持人平川美代子(TMH Dance, LLC.代表)3 名理事擔 任,以日本文化為核心,培養年輕藝術家去支援藝術家們為目的,藉由文化、藝術、娛樂,促進日美交流 為創造更良好的社會為指標,活動以紐約為主要中心,內容有表演活動、工作坊及授課。 這次募款活動 的目標是為了導入 2020 年將啟動的獎學金制度,選拔預計在春季以試鏡形式進行,錄取的藝術家將在同 年 9 月獲得活動補助的費用。

    新春ファンドレイジング
    日台米親善コンサート「歌の架け橋となって」

    2019年12月9日 – ニューヨークを拠点に、パフォーミングアーツの支援活動を行う非営利団体「CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS (CUPA)」が去る9月で2年目を迎え、新年18日(土)にマンハッタンにあるスカンジナビアハウスで一周年記念となるファンドレイジングGALAコンサートを開催する。

    今回は宮城県仙台市からふるさとの物語製作委員会代表である大日琳太郎をプロデューサーに迎え、大山大輔 (バリトン)、キャロライン・ミラー (ソプラノ)、林品安 (ピアノ)で行う。公演後にはレセプションが用意される。

    2024年日台合作オペラ「鄭成功」に向けて米国で記す第一歩を踏み出す大日琳太郎は、CUPAの招聘を受け、同団体一周年記念GALAのプログラムとして、日台米親善コンサート「歌の架け橋となって」 を企画。2011年3月東日本大震災のとき、ともだち作戦を決行し、救いの手を差し伸べた米国、物心両面において最大級の支援を寄せてくれた台湾、この3か国を音楽で結ぶ新春特別コンサートに、台湾のMDピアニスト林品安、米国のソプラノ歌手キャロライン・ミラー、そして、日本のバリトン歌手、大山大輔が、震災から9年の節目にニューヨークに集結する。

    演目は、ピアノ曲「台湾民謡による変奏曲」、 バリトンソロの「荒城の月」(滝廉太郎)、ソプラノソロは、「Caro Como(私のお 父さん)」(プッチーニ)、大日琳太郎作曲、朗読による合唱曲「これからも。ありがとう」など。

    CATCH US PERFORMING ARTS (CUPA)   
    ふるさとの物語制作委員会 共催

    Ping-an Lin

    PIANIST

    Daisuke Oyama

    BARITONE

    Caroline Miller

    SOPRANO

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