Saturday, July 4, 2015
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville
Tannersville, NY – June 11, 2015 – The Catskill Mountain Foundation (CMF) welcomes the powerful vibrations of Grammy Award Winner Koji Nakamura and OMNY Taiko’s traditional Japanese taiko drumming to the Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center on the Fourth of July for an evening of precision drumming and tightly choreographed moves.
Beyond just music, Taiko is a theatrical and visual art with a dynamic synergy of dance and kata, a form found in martial arts. It has been said that the sound of a Taiko drum is powerful enough to cleanse the spirit along with its surroundings.
OMNY, which stands for “One Miracle in New York,” was formed seven years ago as a part of Shumei’s art and beauty initiatives to engage youth in New York City. For the past three years, the Taiko drummers, led by Taiko Master Koji Nakamura, has held a residency at CMF’s Sugar Maples Center for the Performing Arts in Maplecrest. At the end of the each year’s residency, the organization conducts a concerts at the Catskill Mountain Foundation for the community.
This is a community event and tickets are free to the public. Proceed to ‘Buy Tickets’ on the CMF website to reserve your tickets in advance.
For more information on the Catskill Mountain Foundation and its upcoming events, please visit: https://www.catskillmtn.org/.
About Catskill Mountain Foundation:
The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s (CMF) aim is to provide educational opportunities in the arts for youth and lifelong learners, to bring the experience of the arts to the Catskill community, and to support artists and art organizations in the development of their work through residencies. Since its founding in 1998, CMF has presented hundreds of music, dance, and theater performances; screened over 1,000 films to tens of thousands of audience members; provided studio arts classes to thousands of students of all ages; and served thousands of art-loving patrons in its gallery and bookstore.
Since 1998, CMF has raised, generated, and invested close to $15 million in facility development and an excess of $30 million in programming operations, for a total investment in the Catskill community of over $45 million. CMF believes that the arts can transform the lives of those touched by it and can transform the community. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.