Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen”

Japanese Traditional Music Performance: “The Passion of Shamisen”

Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall – W. 57th Street and 7th Avenue

Admission: $25-$30

Niigata native Fumiyoshi will perform on shamisen, a Japanese three-stringed banjo-like instrument. His specialty is the “Hiki-shamisen” style, which puts importance on the echo of the sound.

Although Fumiyoshi’s repertoire is primarily shamisen standards, in recent years he has been working on new shamisen compositions with composer/arranger Seikou Nagaoka. His performance goes beyond the scale of a traditional performing artist, taking this unique instrument to new heights.

Fumiyoshi actively has shamisen recitals at local governmental and educational institutions. He also gives talks about his experience with recovering from depression.

As an exclusive preview to his Carnegie Hall concert, Fumiyoshi played the shamisen at Sakagua East Village several nights in August.

To purchase tickets, please visit Carnegie Hall’s website.