Soprano Hirona Amamiya In Recital

Posted by ayumi on September 13, 2015

Soprano Hirona Amamiya In Recital

Friday, September 25th 2015
Doors Open: 6:00PM  Concert: 6:30PM
JAA Hall at 49W 45th St 11th FL

Free Admission (Need Reservation)


O mio babbino caro(Puccini)/ Quando men vo(Puccini) Japanese Songs: Akatonbo/ Chugokuchihou no Komoriuta/ Momiji/ Toryanse/ Nanatsu no ko, A White Bud (Okada), and more

Piano: Yurika Mihara


Posted by ayumi on December 10, 2014

Music For Clarinet & Piano

Sun. December 14, 2014 at 2pm
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
at 43A W. 13th St. NYC (near Union Square)

Admission Free

It is a concert to showcase the pieces by the winners of
MuSE 3rd Young Composers Competition.
Please come and support young composers (under age 18)!

The performance will be given by wonderful musicians:
clarinetist Lianna Portnoy and pianist Yumi Suehiro.

MuSE 3rd Young Composers Competition Winners:
Alex Rotundo - Antagonism (1st Place)
Brandon Thibodeau - A Collaborative Conversation (2nd Place)
Alex Yang - Haunted House (3rd Place)
Rafael Pinto - Sonata in G (Honorable Mention)
Khoi Le - The Eye of the Hurricane (Honorable Mention)

as well as
Ayumi Okada - A Walk in the Park
Yui Kitamura - The First Snow
Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Sonata No. 1, 1st movement

Upcoming cabaret

Posted by ayumi on November 16, 2014

Life in the City, a cabaret

Sunday, November 23at 7:00pm

starring: Annemarie Hagenaars, Kelly Hubbell, Elizabeth Pegg, Jackie Reynolds, Coral Elizabeth Smith, Tiffany Springle, Ali Viterbi

with Noriko Sunamoto (piano) & Chihiro Shibayama (percussion)

at The Secret Theatre (in Big Theatre)
4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

This program is a part of MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2014

Tickets: General Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door, Seniors & Students with ID $12

Purchase tickets here

*Nick Baldock & Ayumi Okada's song "The Song of the Penguin" will be performed.

Upcoming cabaret

Posted by ayumi on October 28, 2014

An evening featuring the collaborations of the BMI Class of 2013-2014.

Monday, November 10at 9:30pm - 11:00pm

The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar (61 Christopher St, New York, New York 10014)

Directed by Thomas Caruso (Matilda)
Music Directed by Joseph Bates (Artist's Crossing)

Cast: Charissa Bertels (A Christmas Story), Ali Ewoldt (Les Mis), Arlo Hill (The Phantom Of The Opera), KJ Hippensteel (The Book Of Mormon)

Featuring songs by:
Ming Aldrich-Gan, Edward Bell, Barbara Bellman, Christyn Ming Aldrich-Gan, Edward Bell, Barbara Bellman, Christyn Budzyna, David Caldwell, David Carl, Christian Duhamel, Geoffrey Goldberg, Joseph Guarino, Karl Hinze, Daniel Lee, Yoonmi Lee, Jeremy Lloyd, Jack Mitchell, Sarah Mucek, Ayumi Okada, Charlie O'Leary, Erin Quinlan, Daniel Rein, Aaron Ricciardi, Patrick Spencer, John Verderber and Brandon Webster

Reserve your tickets here 

A $10 cover and 2 drink minimum apply.

Press Release on

*Two of Okada's song will be performed. 


Two upcoming concerts

Posted by ayumi on October 12, 2014

Chameleonic presents


EARTHSONG A Climate Reality Concert Presentation

"Hear the music of Frank Tichelli, Imogen Heap, Michael Jackson, Harry Belafonte, and more as the dynamic chorus, Chameleonic sings for the Climate Reality movement!"

Saturday, October 25th at 8pm

Sunday, October 26th at 5pm

@ St. Paul's Carroll Street (199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY)

Admission Free

*Ayumi Okada arranged "Earth" by Imogen Heap for this concert.

Listen Closely Chamber Music Initiative


Masquerade! Night of the Living Composers and the Dead Poet Society

"Join Listen Closely Chamber Music Initiative and the Pied Piper Children's Theater/Delphi Theater at Holy Trinity Church for a Masquerade event (bring your mask/costumes!), featuring freshly composed works by local composers Ayumi Okada, Luigi Porto, Doug Balliett, Eric Lemmon, James Wu, and more!

Performances will be paired with dramatic recitations of selections by Edgar Allan Poe by members of the Actors' Society. Also, Vicar Rebecca Barnes will tell the story of the tradition of All Hallow's Eve, and the evening will be preceded by a silent auction. (Auction/Mask Contest at 6PM, Show at 7PM).

All proceeds will support the operating budget of Holy Trinity Church, our generous host! Prizes will be awarded for best masks… don't miss out on the fun!"

Saturday, November 1st at 6pm

@ Holy Trinity Church, Inwood (20 Cumming Street, Inwood, NY)

General Admission $35, Priority Seating $50

Listen Closely Facebook Page

*Ayumi Okada's String Quartet No.1 (2009) will be performed.