Miyabi: Japanese Traditional Music

Saturday November 10, 2012: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Spend a delightful afternoon with Miyabi, a traditional Japanese music group who play the Koto - a Japanese stringed instrument. Koto is made of paulownia wood, is 6 feet in length and is 12 inches wide. It has 13 strings and 13 movable bridges. By moving the bridges, the performers can tune traditional scale: penta-tonic to Western scale: solfa.

Miyabi began in 1997. Since its inception, they have performed at universities, museums, churches, elementary schools, high schools and in Japanese communities throughout Michigan. Miyabi has recently incorporated more western music into their concerts, forming ensembles with piano, flute, and other instruments.

This concert will feature Etsuko Aikawa, Yuko Asano and Harumi Omitsu playing the Koto; Nobuko Kato on the piano and Satoko Fujiwara on the flute.