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All About the Japanese Flute

  • 15 Oct 2013
  • 7:00 PM
  • Medford Public Library - 111 High St., Medford, MA 02155
All About the Japanese Flute
with Grand Master Elizabeth Reian Bennett

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7PM
Medford Public Library
111 High St., Medford, MA 02155

Free and Open to the Public

Info: 781-395-7950
In this performance and talk, teacher and musician Elizabeth Reian Bennett will introduce the shakuhachi, a Japanese end-blown flute. She will discuss its construction, how it is played, and the culture in which it is rooted.

This will be followed by a performance of pieces from the early days of the wandering monk players, the later ensemble repertory, and a composition written for her by local composer John McDonald.
Elizabeth is the first woman to play professionally as a Grand Master of the shakuhachi, which she has studied for over 30 years with Living National Treasure Aoki Reibo.
Supported by the Medford Arts Council, the Friends of the Medford Public Library, Arts Across Medford Festival and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.




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