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
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Hillside Club Concert Series
Performing with Shoko Hikage
2286 Cedar Ave
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Performing with Kazue Sawai, Koto Master from Japan
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.