Japanese Cool: Invitation to the Fantasy World of Senju – Traditional Japanese Music
Senju’s professional path started at the Miyagi School, where she began to play the koto at the age of six. Throughout the course of her successful career, Senju has explored a fascinating range of music from traditional Japanese song to modern western tunes played on a variety of Japanese instruments. Since graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju has worked as a professional performer on stage, TV and radio shows, as well as instructor, director and composer.
The program for her 2017 West Coast concerts range from classic to modern music. Some highlights include:
• Kodojoji performed with Shamisen
• Harunoumi (Spring Ocean) played with Koto and Shakuhachi and accompanied by Japanese dance.
• Setugetukaniyosete (Snow, Moon and Flower) performed with multiple Koto, Shakuhachi and 17-string players.
• Kazenikike (Ask Wind), one of the most difficult Koto pieces ever written and only to be mastered by the highest skilled players. The music for this piece was originally composed for Senju by her friend at the Tokyo University of Arts.
Student tickets: $25.00, Senior tickets: $35.00
Dolores Winningstad Theatre
1111 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205