Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:00p-4:30p
Lunar New Year and other Asian Traditions
– the Year of the Dragon
1000 Oak Street and 10th Street
Admission: free, with Museum admission: performances, hands-on family activities, demonstrations, storytelling, stilt walkers, Chinese Yo-Yo, magic, and so much more! Highlights will feature lion and dragon dances, acrobats,
mochi pounding and tasting, Tibetan prayer-flag demonstration, and a special presentation celebrating
Fred Korematsu Day (January 30th), with a film screening and talk.
3pm Shirley Muramoto and Brian will perform “Manzanar”follwed by a talk by Karen Korematsu daughterof Fred Korematsu
Sunday, February 5, 2012 , 7pm,
Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University
Shirley Muramoto Koto Studio has been invited to perform “Fantasia” with Kazue Sawai, grand master of the Sawai Soukyokuin in Tokyo, and some of her students/teachers from around the world, at Stanford University's Pan Asian Music Festival. It is a high honor to be able to perform with Madame Sawai, one of the top performers on the koto today.
(Directions to Dinkelspiel Auditorium http://livelyarts.stanford.edu/venues/dinkelspiel.php)
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7:30pm ~
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, Santa Cruz, CA
Featuring the California Koto Ensemble, Bach on Bars (marimba ensemble) and the Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra.
Shirley Muramoto and Brian Wong will be performing as part of the CKE, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” (1723), led by koto virtuoso Shoko Hikage.
Tickets (website) http://www.scbaroque.com/tickets.html
$17 Senior (62+)
$6 College Students with ID
Saturday May 19, 2012 7 PM
Chidori Band Concert
San Jose Buddhist Church
640 5th Street
San Jose, CA