Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire, Celtic Lunch Hour Concert
Third Wednesday, Celtic Lunch Hour Concert on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 12:15-1:15pm at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062 with Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire. Doors at 12 noon.
Cost: Door only, $10, all community. Please note, cash or check only for admission and for cd's that will be for sale.
Production by www.SandAIrishEntertainment.com
Notes: Bring your brown paper sack lunch and enjoy an hour of some of the best Irish/Celtic music by one of the top players in the world!
The next generation of Trad music --- "New. Fresh. Brill."
Irish flute player Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. He has performed around the world with the Juno Award-winning Paperboys, The Bridies, Casey Neill and an all-star tribute to The Pogues called "K.M.R.I.A." He has played with the Seattle Symphony, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks, from feature films and documentaries to popular video games.
While he may be known these days for his playing and singing of Irish music, his deep roots are in the shakuhachi, the traditional bamboo "Zen flute" of Japan. Hanz (short for Hanzaburo) is the world's only sixth generation shakuhachi player, following in the footsteps of his father, Kinko Ryu Grand Master Kodo Araki V. With no prior musical training, Hanz took up the shakuhachi at age 17. Under his father's tutelage, four months later he made his concert debut in Shimoneski, Japan. He went on to teach shakuhachi at Keio University for two years before moving back to his hometown of Seattle in 1991.
There, his American mother's Gaelic roots came into play. He began teaching himself Irish and Scottish tunes on the flute and penny-whistle, inspired by the many excellent pipers and fiddlers in Seattle. His ability on the flute and his uncanny command of traditional songs with his voice quickly made him a fixture of the Irish music scene in America.
Kathryn Claire has asserted herself in a new generation of traditionally-inspired musicians. Her violin-playing exhibits a technical grace which is matched only by her truly captivating voice and she possesses the rare ability to move seamlessly across genres. Her deep love and respect for traditional music has long been a driving influence and those roots can be heard in her own original music.
Early classical training naturally gave way to her own creative inclinations. Kathryn taught herself guitar at a young age in order to explore her own voice as a songwriter. She has spent years cultivating her unique style and approach to music as a violinist, singer and songwriter.
Tualatin Heritage Center
8700 SW Sweek Dr
Tualatin, OR 97062
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|