Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

Saturday, April 28th 2018 2:35 PM

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
at
Quinlan Center 
10185 N Stelling Rd. Cupertino, CA 95014

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto koto ensemble
with special guests Nakamura Gankyo (classical Japanese dance)
 and
Kyle Abbott (shamisen), with Rome Hamner and Kristin Block on shimedaiko and fue.

As part of the program, we will be performing the classic
 "Genroku Hanami Odori"
which was also performed at many of the camps during World War I.

https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/

 

 

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Nikkei Matsuri

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto koto ensemble
 with special guests Nakamura Gankyo (classical Japanese dance)
and
 Kyle Abbott (shamisen), with Rome Hamner and Kristin Block on shimedaiko and fue.
As part of the program, we will be performing the classic
"Genroku Hanami Odori"
 which was also performed at many of the camps during World War II
.

 

http://www.nikkeimatsuri.org/

 

 

Saturday August 4th, 2018 4:45p-5:30p

 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends performing at Oakland Obon Festival
 at the Oakland Buddhist Church
 825 Jackson Street
Oakland, CA
 at small building behind the temple

  Special guest, James Uejio on guitar
  Performers:  Isabella Kazuai Lew, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Sydney Kazukikue Paderna, Kiyomi Nomura, Bo Chappel, Mayumi Nomura
Website
 
https://www.japanese-city.com/calendar/events/index.php?eID=34881

 

Sunday August 5th, 2018 2:30p-3:30p

 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends performing
at Palo Alto Obon Festival
at the Palo Alto Buddhist Church
 2751 Louis Road
 Palo Alto, CA
 in the chapel


  Special guest, James Uejio on guitar
  Performers:  Isabella Kazuai Lew, Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, Sydney Kazukikue Paderna
Website
  http://www.pabt.org/obon.html

Monday August 6, 2018 4p-6p

 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends performing for Peace Day
 at Berkeley Public Library
 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

  There will be a reading of the story of Sadako and the 1,000 cranes,
 with accompanying koto music,
 and you can learn how to fold paper cranes.
Website
 
https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/1000-paper-cranespeace-day-central-ccr-0

Poster PROOF
IMG_9718

 


Sunday, December 2, 2018
at
  Ishibashi Bunka Hall
1015 Nonaka-machi, Kurume-shi
Fukuoka, Japan 839-0862


Final public judging of the contestants will take place 9:30 AM-1:30PM 

 

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong is one of the 25 finalists selected to compete in the prestigious
 25th Annual International Kenjun Koto Competition this year!

 This is the first year they have opened the competition for those outside of Japan.
  Shirley is the only one of the 25 finalists to be selected from outside of Japan!

This competition is organized by the Tokyo Academy of Instrumental Heritage Music and Administered by
 IMJS: Japanese Cultural Heritage Initiatives, Columbia University

Info about the competition is at this website:
https://www.taihm.org/international-kenjun-koto-competition/

Poster and info at this website (it is in Japanese, and is translatable)
http://www2.ktarn.or.jp/~soukyoku/schedule.html

kenjinkotoposterfile25



 
 

 

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