Kaoru Watanabe


Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm

International House Philadelphia

3701 Chestnut St


Traditional Japanese instruments resound in modern rhythmic and harmonic modes in Kaoru Watanabe's artfully blended musical landscapes. Navigating a nuanced web of modern issues and multicultural influences, Watanabe's extraordinary work infuses music from across the globe with the traditions of Japan, opening up an inviting, one-of-a-kind world of musical dialogue.

Watanabe is joined by guest artists Gamin and Fumi Tanakadate.


Tickets are discounted by $5 when purchased online!

General Admission: $20 online / $25 in person

Under 30 and Arts Industry Professionals: $15 online / $20 in person

Hungry for more? Join us on Wednesday, April 3 for listenIN: Kaoru Watanabe.

Dive into the process of improvisation with master artists Kaoru Watanabe and Doug Hirlinger in a one-night-only demonstration and lecture. Learn how Watanabe and Hirlinger's paths have merged and diverged, discover new insights about musical creativity, and join in a fascinating conversation about collaboration. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Presented by Intercultural Journeys and the Painted Bride.

listenIN: Kaoru Watanabe

Wednesday, April 3 at 6 pm

Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street