Shakuhachi Marathon with Akihito Obama

Shakuhachi Marathon with Akihito Obama

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tickets available at multiple skill levels.

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Rising young shakuhachi star Akihito Obama, who has studied various styles of shakuhachi from the most traditional techniques to min-yo, or folk, and contemporary shakuhachi, offers a full day of workshops plus demonstrations for players of all levels.
Beginner Session: 10 am–12 pm
Learn the basic techniques of sound production and fingering

Advanced Session (traditional): 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
Practice complex techniques through musical selections from the classic honkyoku repertoire

Advanced Session (min-yo, folk music/contemporary): 3pm–5 pm
Learn new techniques for min-yo and contemporary music

Beginner session is open to anyone; advanced sessions are open to anyone with more than two years of experience. Participants in any of the three sessions may observe the other session at no additional cost. A limited number of instruments are available for rental, please call (212) 715-1220 to reserve an instrument. Max 15 participants per session.

$35/$30 Japan Society members
ADVANCED SESSION PASS: $10 OFF your purchase of tickets to both advanced sessions

Buy tickets below or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm. (Note: ADVANCED SESSION PASS only available by calling or visiting the Box Office.)

Beginners workshop:

Advanced workshop (traditional):

Advanced workshop (min-yo, folk music/contemporary):

Observer tickets may be available for this workshop after regular tickets have sold out.

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