Autumn Music of Japan - presented by Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series
On Friday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the meditation grove at Gualala Arts Center, the Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series presents a concert of traditional and modern Japanese classical music played on the koto and shakuhachi, two of the enchanting traditional instruments of Japan.
Tamie Kooyenga and Gahyo Tanaka, two Japanese koto masters of the Ikuta-Ryu koto school, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and local shakuhachi player Karl Young of the dokyoku shakuhachi school will be featured.
Among the pieces to be performed is the haunting 17th century koto masterpiece, Midare, by composer Yatsuhashi Kengyo, that is generally acknowledged to be the piece that established the koto as an important solo instrument. Midare will be performed together with the modern classic, The Rainbow, by composer Masao Matsumoto, who was inspired by the unique and challenging rhythmic structure of Midare. Additional pieces will include Sagariha, a solo shakuhachi classic from the dokyoku repertoire, and a number of classical koto and shakuhachi duet pieces.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.
Gualala Arts Center (View)
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA 95445
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