John Manjiro

John Manjiro ~ The Man Who Crossed The Ocean ~

The featured piece of this event is “Adventures of John Manjiro” for narration and piano, which is based on the life story of Manjiro Nakahama, also known as John Manjiro. He was a Japanese fisherman who was ship-wrecked and later rescued and raised in Fairhaven, Massachusetts by Captain Whitfield. John Manjiro later went back to Japan and contributed to opening the country of Japan to the west.

When: Sunday, September 23 

What time: 3:00PM (doors open at 2:30PM)

Where: Tenri Cultural Institute – 43 W 13th St. New York, NY 10011

Advanced tickets are available until Sept. 20th (adults $20, students $10)

Hearing, the Gift

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm


Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church – 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

What time: 3:00 pm  doors open at 2:45 pm

Program: Lecture on the gift of hearing by Dr. Brian Fligor, audiologist and musical performance by Dr. Apostolos Paraskevas, composer/guitarist

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Children under 12 – available at the door










Dr. Fligor’s interest in musicians’ ears and his love of music lead him to reflect upon human hearing, a gift that should not be taken for granted.
He will share some thoughts and medical experience on the meaning and physiology of hearing.  Dr. Paraskevas will perform several pieces, including his compositions, weaving together many harmonics, which challenges our hearing ability and sensibility. During his performance, the audience will be invited to listen for overtones. The performance is intended to question the audience’s perception of sound, to lend a new appreciation for the gift of hearing.