Music From Japan

The Works of Maki Ishii / Teruhisa Fukuda Shakuhachi Concert

For the 1999 Festival, which took place on February 27th and 28th, Music From Japan featured yet another composer: Maki Ishii. In typical MFJ fashion, the concert was preceded by a lecture by the composer, interpreted by Sharon Nakazato. Ki-Sho-Ten-Go for shakuhachi and 6 players was commissioned by Music From Japan and composed for the event. The second day of the festival featured Teruhisa Fukuda in his New York debut, and Shihou Kineya on shamisen. Traditional and contemporary works were performed. The festival was concluded with a symposium called “Recent Changes in Japanese Music.”