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Koto master Yoko Awaya to present 40th anniversary koto concert at Armstrong Theater, April 15, 2:00PM

The Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory (Awaya-kai) will present the 40th Anniversary Awaya-kai Koto Concert on Saturday, April 15 from 2 p.m. at the James Armstrong Theater in Torrance. The concert program is a diverse, international mix of musical genres to be performed by Awaya-kai members and special guest musicians and dancers. Awaya-kai was...
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2015 / Okinawan koto school to celebrate its 50th anniversary with artists from Okinawa and Hawaii, Nov. 28

Classical Okinawan koto school Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyokai will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their establishment as the Los Angeles Branch by presenting the concert entitled “Hibiki Wataru” (The Journey of Sound) on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Near 100 artists from Los Angeles, Okinawa, and Hawaii...
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2015/World music blended with Koto concert at La Vern University, Step. 20

Yukiko Matsuyama

Koto musician Yukiko Matsuyama will bring her world music group, the Koto Yuki Band to the Morgan Auditorium in the University of La Verne on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 pm. Suggested donations are $20 per person. Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium is located at Second floor, FH#104, 1950 Third Street, La Verne, CA...
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2015 / Cal Arts to present koto concert by Kozue Matsumoto, March 3

Kozue Matsumoto

Kozue Matsumoto Koto Music Concert March 3, 2015 at 8 pm – 10 pm The Wild Beast Music Pavilion CalArts: 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 Free admission For information, call (661) 253-7816 The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents koto artist Kozue Matsumoto. Performing original compositions and traditional Japanese music, Kozue has prepared an...
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2014 / Japanese traditional music concert in San Pedro, Mar. 7

Perry Matsuyama Kurai

A night of traditional Japanese folk music featuring the taiko (drum), koto (zither), shamisen (lute) and bamboo flute (shakuhachi) will be presented at the Grand Annex in Downtown San Pedro on Friday, March 7 at 8:00 pm. The Taiko Center of Los Angeles founded by director, Rev. Tom Kurai will lead his ensemble in...
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2013 / Sold Out / Awaya Kai Koto Concert at Armstrong Theatre, Nov. 3 at 2:00 pm

Awaya Kai Koto Concert 2013

Sold Out The18th Awaya-Kai Koto Concert Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 pm James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance CA 90503 Tickets: General Admission, $25; At the Door, $30; Student (Under 18 years old), $20     Tickets are available at Sakuraya in Gardena at (310) 323-7117, Yoko Awaya in Gardena at (310) 329-5965, Hiromi...
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2013 / San Francisco Edition / Fremont Symphony’s concert theme “World Tour: Unity” to include koto quartet, Oct. 19

Koto Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto

Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and her Koto Quartet will perform an original work, “Fireflies” with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, arranged for orchestra by Kim Schanberg, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8:00 pm, at Ohlone College, Smith Center, located at 43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA. Muramoto and her Koto Quartet will appear as a part of...
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2013 / Music Concert / Japanese flavored World pop with Koto artist Yukiko Matsuyama at La Verne, Aug 17

20130708 Yukiko Matsuyama

  “World Music, R&B, and a little Funk” Yukiko Matsuyama Band with Motown Legend James Gadson Saturday, Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm University of La Verne – Morgan Auditorium 1950 3rd St., La Verne, CA 91750 Legendary Motown drummer James Gadson joins  International JapaneseKoto Artist Yukiko Matsuyama, Greg Vail (sax), Diana Dentino (keys),Vince van...
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2013 / Charity concert for Fukushima children to feature koto and ocarina, May 4

20130429 Awayakai Charity Concert for Fukushima children

    The Yoko Awaya Koto Music Conservatory will present a charity mini-concert on May 4 from 2 pm at the Church of Perfect Liberty, 1130 West 223rd Street, Torrance, CA 90502. Special guest, Dr. Takashi Mimaki, on the Ocarina, will join koto players. Dr. Mimaki is a pediatrician and professor emeritus from Gifu...
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