Jamaica Plain Cellist Project Debuts 8 New Solo Pieces by Immigrant and First-Generation American Composers

Jamaica Plain cellist Leo Eguchi's new solo project Unaccompanied features immigrant and first-generation American composers telling their own personal journeys of America. Unaccompanied features eight new short solos commissioned and performed by Eguchi, which echo his experience as a first-generation Japanese-American growing up in the Midwest. The show features world premieres by composers with backgrounds from the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, and each piece will be introduced by a short film about the composers and stories of their lives in America. “My young life in a small town was a split-screen existence. The experience was very different depending on whether I was out in public with the white or the Japanese side of my family,” said Eguchi.