Boston Cellist Leo Eguchi Launches «UNACCOMPANIED» Undertaking

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The venture debuts eight new commissioned solo items by first-generation American composers


Boston-based cellist Leo Eguchi will quickly give the premiere live performance of his new venture, UNACCOMPANIED. For the live performance, Eguchi has commissioned eight new works for solo cello, all of which have been written by first-generation American composers.

The composers concerned within the venture are Kenji Bunch, James Diaz, Frank Duarte, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jose Luis Hurtado, Shaw-Pong Liu, Earl Maneein, Kareem Rouston, and Milad Yousufi. Biographies of the composers will be discovered right here.

The venture will obtain its premiere on Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 pm, within the Pao Arts Heart in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. Eguchi hopes the venture will proceed following its premiere efficiency and plans to additional «UNACCOMPANIED» with a residency at Tufts College in 2023.

Leo Eguchi is at the moment the Principal Cello of the New Bedford Symphony, and in addition seems usually with the Sheffield Chamber Gamers, Maine’s Portland Symphony, and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

“My younger life in a small city was a split-screen existence,” mentioned Eguchi of rising up as a first-generation American. “The expertise was very completely different relying on whether or not I used to be out in public with the white or the Japanese aspect of my household.”

“Generally I transfer by means of society, accepted and revered as an artist,” he added. «However at different factors, like after I’m not with my spouse and daughter, I’ve had so many experiences of being disparaged, seen as a risk or threatened, and abused by authorities.”

The UNACCOMPANIED live performance is free, with a prompt donation of $10. You may register to attend, right here.


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