On Friday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the meditation
grove at Gualala Arts Center, the Gualala Arts Global Harmony Series presents a
concert of traditional and modern Japanese classical music played on the
koto and shakuhachi, two of the enchanting traditional instruments of
Tamie Kooyenga and Gahyo Tanaka, two Japanese koto masters of the
Ikuta-Ryu koto school, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area,
and local shakuhachi player Karl Young of the dokyoku shakuhachi school
will be featured.
Among the pieces to be performed is the haunting 17th
century koto masterpiece, Midare, by composer Yatsuhashi Kengyo, that is
generally acknowledged to be the piece that established the koto as an
important solo instrument. Midare will be performed together with the
modern classic, The Rainbow, by composer Masao Matsumoto, who was inspired
by the unique and challenging rhythmic structure of Midare. Additional
pieces will include Sagariha, a solo shakuhachi classic from the dokyoku
repertoire, and a number of classical koto and shakuhachi duet pieces.
Selected Haiku poetry will be read at intervals throughout the concert.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. For advance purchase, go to
Brown Paper Tickets
or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.