Past Performances 2009
Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm Whale and Jazz Festival
Shirley Muramoto/koto and Karl Young/shakuhachi
Performing Yoshino Shizuka by Chikushi Katsuko,
Shaei by Sawai Hikaru,
and Cast Your Fate to the Wind by Vince Guaraldi
Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA
$20 advance, $5 more at the door
Saturday, April 25, 1pm Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
Shirley Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong and their koto students
With special guests Kazuhiro Watanabe and Bando Misayasu
Songs include: Hana Ikada by Tadao Sawai, Okoto by Hikaru Sawai,
Raden by Tadao Sawai, and Ume ni mo Haru.
Quinlan Community Center, 10185 Stelling Road, Cupertino
http://www.cupertinotoyAugust 1, Saturday, 3:30pm-4:15pm
– Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong Koto Studios
present a program of koto music and story telling.
Participants include Felicia Kazuou Bock,
Mika Mar, Kiyomi Nomura, Brenden Landis,
and Teen Readers from the Berkeley Public Library.
We will be performing,
“Aki Kaze no Uta” by Katsuko Chikushi,
“Can I Have This Dance”,
and “Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes”.
Buddhist Church of Oakland,
925 Jackson Street, Oakland, CA.
August 6, Thursday
Part of Peace Day commemoration at the Berkeley Public Library
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong
will perform koto works from classical to contemporary.
They will also perform original music they have written with Brenden Landis
for the telling of
“Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes”
with the Teen Readers of the Berkeley Public Library.
Paper cranes will also be taught and folded. 3pm-5:30pm,
Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA
- August 9, Sunday, 3:30pm-4:30pm
- Buddhist Church of Sacramento Bazaar,
- 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818 in the main temple.