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2016 / The 2016 New Year’s Daiku (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony) Concert set for Jan. 10 at Aratani Theatre

Beethoven’s  9th Symphony Concert is dubbed “Daiku” by music enthusiasts in Japan. L.A. Daiku was formed in 2009 and annual New Year’s Daiku concert has been held since 2012. The 2016 New Year’s Daiku Concert will be held on Sunday, January 10 at 4:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. The program will...
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2015 / Veteran Japanese folk song instructor and her students to present their 50th anniversary program, Nov. 29

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese folk song instruction by Mem. Matsutoyo Sato in California, her school Matsutoyo Kai will present the program on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Performing will be sixty members of the Matsutoyo Kai from the main studio in Gardena as...
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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 / Bach Collegium Japan to perform for start of LA Phil 2015/16 Baroque Variations Series, Oct. 25

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Los Angeles Philharmonic 2015/16 Baroque Variations Series Bach Collegium Japan Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 PM www.laphil.com The 2015/16 Baroque Variations series begins with the Walt Disney Concert Hall debut of the world-renowned Baroque ensemble Bach Collegium Japan on Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 pm. Led by conductor Masaaki Suzuki, the ensemble will perform music from...
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2015 / Misora Hibara Tribute to be performed by Grateful Crane in Orange County, Oct. 25

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“Misora Hibara: A Tribute to a Legend,” the Grateful Crane Ensemble’s fond look-back at the life and career of one of the most popular Japanese entertainers of all-time, will be performed on Sunday, October 25 at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim. Some have fond memories of attending overflow Hibari...
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2015 / Japan’s Naomichi Hanazono to return to LA with dance and music stages at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 24

2015 Los Angeles Concert “Hanabi” by Naomichi Hanzono Saturday, October 24 4:00pm / Doors open 3:30pm Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Admission: $30, $40, $60, $80 For tickets, call (310) 993-9196 or email info@wattention.com www.naomichiusa.com From a very young age, Naomichi Hanazono has been practicing traditional Japanese dance...
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2015 / Pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii to perform Chopin and Liszt at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 20

Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will perform in recital in the Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 8:00 p.m. Blind since birth, the 25-year-old Tsuji rose to immediate prominence as the joint Gold Medal winner at the 2009 Van...
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2015 / Versatile artist Angela Aki to be featured at annual benefit concert, Oct. 18

The Aurora Foundation in Los Angeles which has held benefit concerts to raise funds for scholarships and grants programs in Japan every year since 1998, introduced Wednesday Angela Aki to Japanese press as the featured artist for the Aurora Benefit Concert 2015 which will be held on Sunday, October 18 (new date), 2015 at...
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2015 / Amami islanders to celebrate its 40th anniversary with island folk song shows at Armstrong Theatre, Oct. 17

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Southern California Amamikai or Amami Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with stage events on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Amami Islands belong to Kagoshima Prefecture, and are located between Kagoshima and Okinawa. The Amami Association consists of people from Amami Islands, people who have any relationship with...
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