A Special Evening with Soju Nosaka and Kazue Sawai of Hengenjizai
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A Special Evening with Soju Nosaka and Kazue Sawai of Hengenjizai

A Special Evening with Soju Nosaka and Kazue Sawai of Hengenjizai

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Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts

1537 Euclid Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94708

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NOTE: THIS CONCERT IS NOT FREE. Eventbrite allows you to make a "free reservation" to ensure that you get a seat and we do not over-fill the room. ADMISSION IS PAID AT THE DOOR. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Hengenjizai is a concert project founded in 2011, organized by the two Japanese koto virtuosos, Soju Nasaka and Kazue Sawai. They are pioneers of contemporary koto music, who have been active on the front lines of the contemporary music world. In this project, the two koto virtuosos have performed together throughout Japan. Their splendid, dynamic, elegant and rich performance enraptures audiences.


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The original kanji (Chinese characters) of the word, Hengenjizai "変幻自在," loosely translates to, "Changing illusions." The duo created a new kanji meaning of Hengenjizai, "変絃自在," to signify, "Playing strings freely from the heart and creating music."


“Seoto” (the sound of rapids) for koto and 17-string bass koto (1923)


Yoichi Sugiyama

Tawayame for 5-string koto (2014)


Sawai Tadao

"Haykkaffu" (Multitudes of Flowers) for koto and 17-string bass koto (1983)


Soju Nosaka and Kazue Sawai at the Maybeck

Friday May 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

This concert is $60 General Admission/$50 Students, Seniors and Hengenjizai Concert Invitation Committee Members.


Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

Read more at www.maybeckstudio.org.

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