Ninety years of Japanese compositions featured in UH Manoa concert
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa music department features Traditional in the Contemporary—Ninety years of Japanese compositions informed by traditional techniques and sensibilities on September 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Orvis Auditorium. The concert features shakuhachi, shamisen, vocalist and piano performances.
- Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi
Performing in Japan and around the world, Blasdel maintains a balance between traditional shakuhachi music, modern compositions and cross-genre work with musicians, dancers, poets and visual artists.
- Mika Kimula, vocalist
Kimula specializes in Japanese song—both in the traditional and modern styles—composed during the process of Westernization and modernization of post 19th Century Japan.
- Hidejirō Honjō, shamisen
Honjō is an award-winning shamisen performer and primarily specializes in modern music and performs with the international contemporary ensemble groups and orchestras.
- Mari Yoshihara, piano
Yoshihara is a scholar of American studies with a specialization in U.S. cultural history, U.S.-Asian relations, literary and cultural studies and gender studies. She is also an accomplished pianist.
For tickets and more concert information, go to the UH Mānoa music department website.
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