The Washington Toho Koto Society will be presenting its 41st Annual Spring Concert, held in partnership with the University of Maryland Japanese Koto Ensemble. The 41st Annual Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 2:00 pm, Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland-College Park. The concert is free and open to the public.
The theme of this year's concert is "Springtime in Japan.” Concertgoers will experience a journey of spring music depicting the young growing season of springtime in Japan with cherry blossoms blooming and birds chirping to welcome the warmth of spring. In the first part, it is as if you are admiring the cherry blossoms on a calm spring day. In the second part, there are musical representations of the flute and drum in a Japanese festival celebrating spring. The music expresses the quiet beauty and rustic simplicity of the 13-string, six-foot-long koto, accompanied on some occasions by the shamisen (three-string, banjo-like instrument), piano, and flute.
Event begins at 2:00PM
Presented by: Washington Toho Koto Society
Featured Artist(s): Washington Toho Koto Society and University of Maryland Japanese Koto Ensemble