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Stay tuned for our 2022-23 Performing Arts Season!

We are proud to have successfully finished our 2021-22 Performing Arts Season, consisting of high-quality, diverse and entirely in-person offerings. Be on the lookout this summer for our announcement of next season’s lineup, which includes a world premiere of our new chamber opera commissioning, contemporary and traditional puppetry, and, of course, classical noh theater. Consider donating today to ensure another successful season!




OKI: Music of the Ainu

May 6, 2022 7:30 pm


Madama Butterfly at the Met: Past, Present, Progress

May 3, 2022 6:30 pm


Okinawan Dance Workshop for Families

March 20, 2022 10:30 am

Okinawa in Focus

Introduction to Okinawan Dance

March 19, 2022 11:00 am

2021-2022 Performing Arts Season

Lead Sponsor
MetLife Foundation

The season is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Major support is generously provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Doug and Teresa Peterson, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. Endowment support is provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with a leadership gift from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Howard Gilman

Additional support is provided by the Royal Little Family Foundation, Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin, Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II, Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura, Estate of Alan M. Suhonen, Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon, Nancy and Joe Walker, Dr. John K. Gillespie, Paula S. Lawrence, Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Michiko Levine, Marjorie Neuwirth, Hiroko Onoyama, Lyndley and Samuel Schwab, and Nora and David Tezanos. Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Yamaha is the official piano provider of Japan Society. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception is provided by MetLife Foundation.