Past perfomances

Brian Mitsuhiro Wong


 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
 Brian Mitsuhiro Wong

Saturday, November 13, 2010
 at 7:30 pm

Numi Tea Garden
2230 Livingston St (at Cotton St), Oakland, CA 94606

Tickets: $10

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong

Concert for their new CD

Koto Oyako Don


Special guests: Jeff Massanari, guitar

Alex Baum, string bass

Anthony Brown, percussion

Muramoto and Wong will perform original and contemporary pieces from their new CD, including

“Down to the Café”, “La Cumparsita”, “Aoi Blues”,
and in tribute to Gina Hotta, her composition “Jan Ken Po”

For further information on the program and ticket reservations or purchase
please call (510) 482-1640


Thursday, September 16, 5:30p-7p
UC Botanical Gardens Amphitheater


Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 7pm-8pm

Summer Music Series
, Orinda Library
, Fireside, 26 Orinda Way, 925/254-2184,
website: http://ccclib.org/locations/orinda.html
free admission; koto performance
with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 4:45pm-5:45pm
Oakland Obon Festival,
 Oakland Buddhist Church,
 825 Jackson Street,
Oakland, CA
 website: http://www.buddhistchurchofoakland.org/

free admission; koto performance with koto studios of
 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong

Monday, August 9, 2010, 4pm-6:30pm
 Peace Day, Berkeley Public Library,
 2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck),
 Berkeley, CA,


free admission; koto performance with koto studios of
 Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong;
reading of "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes", and origami crane folding


Saturday, August 15, 2010, 3 PM
 Sacramento Buddhist Church Annual Bazaar,
 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 916/446-0121,


free admission: koto performance with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and Brian Mitsuhiro Wong






August 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.




Brian Mitsuhiro Wong in debut koto concert

Sunday, September 16, 2007 @ 4pm

Old First Concerts
1751 Sacramento Street, 94109 (at Van Ness)
San Francisco, CA 94109



Tickets: $15/general, $12/seniors and students w/ID


Upcoming Performances:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hillside Club Concert Series

Performing with Shoko Hikage

Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Ave
Berkeley, CA



Saturday, January 19, 2008

Performing with Kazue Sawai, Koto Master from Japan

 Stanford University,
 Campbell Recital Hall

Brian Mitsuhiro Wong, presented his debut concert in September 2007.

"Tsubasa Ni Notte" by Tadao Sawai, "Rokudan" by Yatsuhashi Kengyo, "Ishi No Niwa" by Hikaru Sawai, "Haru No Umi" by Michio Miyagi (with Brian on soprano saxophone), "Shaei" by Hikaru Sawai, and a few koto jazz numbers with Eric Garcia/percussion, Colin Hogan/piano, and Tommy Folen/bass.

Special guest koto performers are Shoko Hikage, Shirley Muramoto, Kanoko Nishi, Felicia Bock, Sydney Paderna, Kathryn Hobart, Evan R will be aoberts and Isabella Lew.




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