Saturday, August 19
House Concert with Dianne Daugherty playing the Japanese Koto
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
$15 per seat
The Sunderland Foundation Living Room- First Floor
Space is limited. Tickets Required.
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Join us for an intimate house concert with Dianne Daugherty.
Dianne, educator of Japanese language and culture, koto presenter, and music enthusiast will share information about the standard 13-string koto and demonstrate its soothing and beautiful sounds as well as the surprising versatility of the instrument.
Resonating throughout the past 13 centuries, the Japanese koto remains a vibrant and living tradition. A versatile musical instrument in the zither family, originally brought to Japan from China, the koto enjoys an expansive range of repertoire including Imperial court music, Buddhist inspired pieces, folk tunes, and traditional compositions of the 17th to 19th Centuries. Today, it can be heard as a solo instrument, in ensembles with traditional and western instruments, and is being featured more widely in popular and contemporary music around the world.
Dianne will perform a variety of pieces from traditional, folk, and modern traditions.
Did you know?
Mr. Long funded perhaps the most influential educational institution of the (CCJM) Church of Christ Mission in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1905, the school was named Joshi Sei Gakuin in honor of Mr. Long’s mother known as The Margaret K. Long Girls School. It is now part of the Seigakuin University, a private university located in Ageo, Japan, in the Saitama Prefecture.
In addition, the Kansas City Museum’s Miss Shizuoka was born in 1927, the product of a cultural exchange between the United States and Japan. Thousands of American dolls were sent as gifts of friendship from American children to Japanese children to celebrate Hina Matsuri, the Japanese doll festival. In return the best artists in Japan made 58 dolls, each representing a different Japanese city or region. Every doll came with a large number of accessories and were dressed to represent the cities or prefectures of Japan.
For more information, please call the Admissions Desk at 816.702.7702.