Masayo Ishigure

Masayo Ishigure: Koto 360°

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18 (Reserved Seating)

Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm by Associate Professor of Music, East Asian Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Su Zheng.

"Masayo Ishigure [is] a virtuoso of the koto and the shamisen, two Japanese string instruments."
The Washington Post

Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto at the age of five in Gifu, Japan, and continues to stretch the limits of the thirteen-stringed instrument. She moved to New York City in 1992, and taught koto at Wesleyan University. A musical dialogue between the east and west, this concert features traditional Japanese instruments alongside classical guitar, tap dancing, and percussion. Koto 360° includes contemporary compositions by Hikaru Sawai, John Neptune, and a New England premiere by Celil Refik Kaya.

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