25th Anniversary season opening concert

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25th Anniversary season opening concert

Join Nagata Shachu in celebrating 25 years of drumming up a storm in Toronto and across the world.

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750 Spadina Ave. 750 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4 Canada

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In November 1998, Nagata Shachu debuted as a professional taiko group presenting a full-length concert at Toronto's Music Gallery in what was to be the first of an annual concert season. From 2013 it evolved into a three-concert season featuring collaborations with both local and international artists. During the ensemble's 25 years, it has toured throughout Canada, the US, and Italy, and has performed at major engagements in Mexico and Lebanon. The ensemble has also composed over 120 original works which have been featured on dozens of its own professional audio and video recordings. Nagata Shachu was awarded Japan’s Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2019 for the promotion of cultural exchange through art between Japan and Canada, and in 2020 it was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Roy Thomson Hall Award for its contribution to Toronto’s musical life.

We hope you will join Nagata Shachu in its 2022-2023 season opening concert, featuring new and rarely performed works, celebrating 25 years of building a vibrant taiko scene in Toronto and beyond.