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Fujin Raijin: Music of Japan
October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
This unique concert will feature Japanese music for organ, marimba and Taiko drums, presented by West Michigan-area musicians and visiting performers.
Entitled Fujin Raijin – the Japanese gods of Wind and Thunder, respectively – the program will include works from contemporary Japanese composers for solo organ and solo marimba; a piece written for organ and one Taiko drummer rarely played in the United States; and a newly commissioned piece for the entire ensemble.
The ensemble of accomplished musicians include organist Rhonda Sider Edgington from Holland, MI; percussionist Carolyn Koebel from Kalamazoo; Taiko drumming artist Ken Koshio from Phoenix; marimba player Judy Moonert from Kalamazoo; and members of Michigan Hiryu Daiko Taiko Drummers.
Running October 18 – December 1, 2019, the Connecting Chords Music Festival events center around the common convictions and threads that draw our community together – the importance of cultural traditions, human dignity, and the increased understanding of various faith traditions.
Learn more about the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at www.mfsm.us.