Inspired by the theme of the current exhibition Evolving Traditions, Japan Cultural Envoy Hidejiro Honjoh showcases the history of shamisen repertoire. The inspiration for this recital came from a close collaboration among Honjoh, the artist and curator of the exhibition Yuki Ideguchi*, and composer Masatora Goya, three like-minded Japanese artists exploring a new way of integration between Eastern and Western aesthetics. To demonstrate its wonder and unlimited possibilities, Honjoh plays not only traditional pieces, but also new compositions for the instrument by Japanese composers in the United States, such as Goya, Miho Hazama, and Ushio Torikai.
*Please note that Yuki Ideguchi will not be present at this event.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Program begins at 6:30PM. Doors open 30 minutes prior. No admittance after 7:00 PM or once seating is full. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.
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