Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

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Upcoming performances


 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto


Wednesday, March 27, 2019
A Tribute to the Koto Music of Tadao Sawai and Katsuko Chikushi

   Location: Orinda Library,

   Time:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

   Free admission

   Content: Bay Area koto artists Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Wong and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong will be performing koto music composed by the headmasters of their respective koto schools, the Chikushi Kai and the Sawai Soukyokuin.  Sawai and Chikushi were both classically trained, and had a connection to the famed koto genius, Michio Miyagi.  Sawai was a student of Miyagi Sensei, and Chikushi worked with Miyagi Sensei in writing down many of his compositions because Miyagi was blind.  The influence of Michio Miyagi, traditional Japanese music, and Western music influenced the music of Sawai and Chikushi.  The son and mother team of Brian Mitsuhiro Wong and Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto Wong will perform and talk briefly about the pieces.



Saturday, April 27, 2019, Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival

Location: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA

Time: 3:10 to 4:00 PM

Free admission


Thursday, July 25, 2019
 Summer Lunchtime Concert Series, presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and the Counsul General of Japan in San Francisco

Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Free admission

Content:  Performance by Murasaki Ensemble, featuring Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto (koto), Jeff Massanari (guitar), Vince Delgado (percussion), Mark Heshima Williams (string bass); music featuring Japanese themes and ideas.


Koto Music Classes

Taught by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto-Wong.


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