Benefit Concert with Shakuhachi Master Masayuki Koga and the JMIA Performance Ensemble
Many Rivers Books & Tea and the Tibetan Gallery and Studio are delighted to announce that Masayuki Koga, one of the greatest living shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) masters, along with members of the Japanese Music Institute of America ensemble, will perform in the outstanding acoustics of the Tibetan Gallery on Friday May 16 5:30 pm7 pm. The performance is offered as a benefit for both the "Festival of Conscious Parenting" event in Santa Rosa June 2022, and for "The Tibetan Gallery". The concert will include both classical Japanese pieces, as well as contemporary pieces by Koga-sensei, who will be joined by members of the JMIA ensemble that he founded. To enhance the concert, Many Rivers Books & Tea will offer samples of exquisite Japanese teas as well. The admission is $20.
Masayuki Koga studied shakuhachi with his father, Kiichi Koga, and Kazan Sakai in Tokyo. In 1967, he became the youngest member of the award-winning Ensemble Nipponia, and continued to work with them for the following four years. In 1973, he moved to the United States. He founded the Japanese Music Institute of America in 1981, and has taught in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley, at the Naropa Institute, at New York University, and at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Koga-sensei is both a master of the Japanese classical music repertoire, and an innovative musical collaborator with a wide variety of world music artists and styles. His work has been supported by the California Arts Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and others. The Japanese Music Institute of America strives to remove national and racial boundaries from music, and to share its study of musical physiology and musical psychology.
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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