Silk & Bamboo - A Concert of Japanese Music

February 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

The East-West Center Arts Program presents:

Silk & Bamboo - A Concert of Japanese Music

featuring Satomi Fukami (koto & shamisen), Christopher Yohmei Blasdel (shakuhachi), and special guests.

Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa
Sunday, February 16, 2020
4:00 p.m.

A musical journey from Japan's Edo period (1603-1868) to koto music by the famous early 20th-century composer Miyagi Michio, to compositions of the late 20th century.

Featured are the shamisen (three-stringed lute), the koto (13-string zither), and the shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute). Koto and shamisen strings are traditionally made from silk, and the shakuhachi is the signature bamboo flute of Japan—hence the concert title: Silk and Bamboo.

This event is part of the 2020 celebration for the 100th birthday of Professor Emerita Barbara B. Smith.


  • $20 general
  • $15 seniors 65+, EWC/UH faculty & staff, military
  • $10 college students with ID, children 18 & under

Tickets online:

Seating is general: first come, first served.

Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Remaining tickets will be available at the door, one hour before show time. Please allow ample time for parking, which is managed by UH Manoa and usually free on Sundays.

Co-sponsored by University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Music.

The EWC Arts Program is supported in part by The Hawaii Pacific Rim Society Hideo Murakami Fund for the Arts, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Barbara B. Smith, Richard H. Cox, Jean E. Rolles, EWC Arts Ohana members, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, The Arthur Goodfriend Intercultural Fund, and other generous donors.

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Event Sponsor
East-West Center Arts Program, Mānoa Campus

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