Performance: Traditional Japanese Music by Sumie Kaneko - Full to capacity
Come listen to the unique sounds of Sumie Kaneko as she plays traditional Japanese instruments at the RISD Museum. Kaneko will be performing the koto (a 6 feet long horizontal harp) and the shamisen (a lute guitar) in two different 45 minute performances. These performances are planned in conjunction with Striking Chords: Music in *Ukiyo-E* Prints, an exhibition which captures the music of Japanese society during the Edo period (1615–1868) in 14 ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
The 2:00-2:45 pm performance focuses on Traditional Strings and the 3:00-3:45 pm performance focuses on Modern Strings.
These performances are full to capacity.
Free with admission. Seating limited. Registration requested.
There will be a very limited number of seats available for drop-in visitors.
Sumie (sumi-é) Kaneko is a New York based Japanese artist. A master in the traditional repertoire of ancient instruments, she has also pioneered their use in jazz and experimental music, through solo and group performances worldwide. In 2002 after graduating from Tokyo National University of the Arts, Kaneko moved to Boston and studied jazz vocal at Berklee College of Music. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Blue Note NY, Google, Getty Center, Boston Ballet, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. www.sumiekaneko.com
Image courtesy of Sumei Kaneko