We are pleased like to announce an upcoming recital at Orvis Hall that will feature the vocalist Mika Kimula, shamisen virtuosi Hidejirō Honjō and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel on shakuhachi. UH professor Mari Yoshihara will also join us on piano.
The program will feature Japanese compositions ranging from the early 20th century to a world premier of a brand new work. The pieces on this program, performed by professional musicans who are thoroughly versed in the classical genres, demonstrate the magnificent range of Japanese contemporary compositions that are modern yet informed by traditional techniques and sensibilities.
This is a unique opportunity to hear live music of some of the most interesting composers of Japanese music created during the 20th and 21st centuries.
The concert will begin at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 16th
UH Mānoa, 2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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See the flier and performer profiles here:
- Vocal solo: Uguisu, Hayasaka Fumio, Lyrics by Satō Haruo (1944)
- Shakuhachi solo: Kakurin, Hirose Ryohei (1975)
- Shamisen solo: Neo – for Shamisen, Dai Fujikura (2014)
- Voice, shamisen & shakuhachi: San Juan-sama no Uta, Takahashi Kumiko (2015)
- Voice and shamisen: Rikugien (from In The Gardens of Japan, by Kenny Fries), Takahashi Kumiko (2016)
- Voice, piano & shakuhachi, The Rain at Jōgashima Island: Hashimoto Kunihiko, lyrics by Kitahara Hakushū (1928)
- Shakuhachi and piano: Tears of Heaven: Michael Reimann (1986)
- Voice, piano and shakuhachi: Shi-te-ten (from Three Songs from Medieval Japan): Kikuko Massumoto (1980)
$12 general admission, $8 seniors, UH faculty/staff/students (UH ID required), $5 UHM music majors