Music Masters from Japan


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When: Oct 13 2007 (All day) until Oct 14 2007 (All day)
Where: Imin Center-Jefferson Hall

Performances: "Music Masters from Japan"
Saturday, October 13, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Imin Center-Jefferson Hall
1777 East-West Road

Tickets will be available after September 17:

General Admission: $15
Students, seniors, military: $12
Tickets may be purchased from the
UHM Campus Center Box Office; or at, telephone 550-8457

These performances feature Masateru Ando and Tamaki Ando, koto, and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuchachi.

Koto is the 13-string traditional zither-like instrument of Japan, and sounds somewhat like a harp; shakuhachi is the ethereal end-blown bamboo Japanese flute. Performed together, they represent the most characteristic and distinctive of the classic Japanese musical moods.

This performance will include a variety of traditional and 20th century styles, performed by well known and oft-recorded masters from Tokyo.  Mr. Ando is the principal koto master at the famed Tokyo University of the Arts. He was a disciple of the most revered koto master of all time, Michio Miyagi. His daughter, Tamaki, is highly respected in her own right.  Mr. Blasdel, a respected performer and teacher of shakuhachi, recently celebrated his 35th year of residing and performing in Japan with a major Tokyo recital.  All have toured Asia, Europe, and the United States extensively.

EWC is also cosponsoring performances at Kahilu Theatre (Oct. 7), Volcano Art Center (Oct. 9) and BYU-H (October 11).

EWC contact: Eric Chang, Arts Program Assistant, 944-7584

These East-West Center Arts Programs are made possible by support from the Hawai`i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai`i Charities, the Cooke Foundation, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, and generous contributors to the EWC Foundation, including members of the EWC Arts `Ohana.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Eric Chang
Phone: 008-944-7612