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2023 Extension lectures at Fuji University: Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
Vol. 10 Kenji Miyazawa and Music
”From Michinoku to the Future Sphere” – On Kenji’s Compositions and Music Born from Kenji’s Literature –
Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato
Date and Time: Monday, June 12, 2023, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
Venue: Fuji University
*The lecture will be broadcasted on Hanamaki Cable TV.
*Online streaming→ “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
If interested in attending the lecture, contact Fuji Univer Affairs & Supervision Dept. 0198-23-6221
April 21,2023 @Mazarium Lounge
Sumiko Sato on piano
(Sumiko will be the lecturer for the Session 2 and 3.)
Music of “Joy and Sorrow”
Date: Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, 2023
Venue: Ueda Community Center, Morioka
Session 1: Music of Joy and Sorrow as Heard by Araebisu” (SP record appreciation and lecture)
Lecturer: Masashi Iwasaki, Director of Nomura Kodo & Araebisu Memorial Museum
Session 2 (January 21) “Why are we sad? Why are our hearts so excited (lecture and performance) Lecturer: Shumiko Sato
Session 3 (January 28) “Techniques of Composition and Arrangement, Expressions of Joy and Expressions of Sadness (lecture and performance)”
Lecturer: Shumiko Sato
Saturday, November 5
at 53 Pleasant View Drive, Winthrop
Hospitality will begin at 5 p.m., with the music to follow.
Suggested donation: $25/person
Special performance by Composers & Improvisers coming up this week.
If you happen to be in the Seattle area, come see us and listen to diverse contemporary music and improvisations.
It will be a fun, exciting night for sure!
Jack Straw Cultural Center’s 60th Anniversary Reunion Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Suggested donation: $5-$15
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle, WA
Join us for a special evening of performance featuring members of the Composers & Improvisers Workshop.
The group, which was open to participation to anyone interested in developing their skills and collaborating with other musicians, presented regularly at Jack Straw in the late 1990s.
Workshop alumni Lynette Westendorf, Sumiko Sato, Jim Knodle, Kenny Mandell, Don Berman, Steve Griggs, Charles Hiestand, Casey James, Elizabeth Strauss, and others will perform newly composed works and improvisations in a variety of combinations.
Leanna Keith (flute), Steve Griggs (Soprano Saxophone), Casey James (Alto Saxophone), Charles Hiestand (Bass Guitar), Don Berman (Drums),will perform “Sotoyama Trail” by Sumiko and with herself (piano).
Doors open 14:30
Concert begins at 15:00
Admission free, 50 seats on a first-come, first-served basis (numbered tickets available)
Piano: Masatoshi Nakano
Bass: Taishi Aoki
Drums: Yotaro Imamura
AltoSax: Sachiyo Nayuki
TenorSax: Yoshikazu Inomata
TenorSax: Tatsuro Kikumoto
BaritoneSax: Masayuki Kamei
Piano: Sumiko Sato
Fuji University Open Class “Thinking from Kenji Miyazawa
Vol. 11 “Kenji Miyazawa and Music
～Kenji Miyazawa and Music” – Musical works by Kenji himself” –
Composer, performer, music educator, Sumiko Sato *Online streaming
Date and Time: Monday, June 20, 2022, 14:15-15:45 (4th period)
Venue: Fuji University, Bldg. 5, 1F, Stair Classroom
We will inform you on this page when it is open to the public.
(To prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the lecture will not be open to the outside public at this time.)
*The lecture will be broadcast on Hanamaki Cable TV. (Broadcasting dates and times: Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
*To watch the online streaming, click here → “Fuji University Public Relations Channel – YouTube“.
If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact Fuji University General Affairs & Supervision Dept. TEL: 0198-23-6221