In 1912, the city of Tokyo gave Washington, DC the gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin. The trees have since flourished and now transform the appearance of the nation’s capital each spring, standing as permanent reminders of the friendship our two countries share. To commemorate this important event, ABEYA, Japan’s top Tsugaru-Shamisen Performance Ensemble, is traveling to 5 cities after Los Angeles to introduce American audiences to Japanese traditional music infused with the energy and power some of Japan’s most acclaimed young performers.
7:00pm Monday, April 9, 2012
The Colburn School
200 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Each registration counts as one person and will result in one ticket.
You may register multiple times in order to get enough tickets for your entire party.
8:00pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Orchestra Room, 1343 Schoenberg Hall
For more information, please contact the Department of Ethnomusicology or call the Japan Foundation at 213-621-2267!
*Refreshments will be provided
*Co-sponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology and the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, in conjunction with The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.
7:30pm Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75
Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
$10 - general
$6 - student
In collaboration with P S U Center for Japanese Studies
7:30pm Friday, April 13, 2012
Illsley Ball Nordstrom
Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
In collaboration with the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Committee
4:30pm Sunday, April 15, 2012
Fort Mason Center
Landmark Bldg. A,
San Francisco, CA 94123-1382
In collaboration with the Fort Mason Center, the Japan Society of Northern California and the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Committee
6:15pm Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 West Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202
In collaboration with Arts & Venues Denver
7:30pm Thursday, April 19, 2012
In collaboration with the University of Hawaii at Manoa