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Asian Studies series hosts awards, Japanese musician
Photos and Story by James Hill
Mark Wednesday, May 20, on your calendars, for the series’ annual “Asian Studies Focus Award” event. It will take place on the Sylvania Campus, in ST 107, from noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring a koto (Japanese harp) performance by Yukiko Vossen after a welcome from Campus President Linda Gerber. Yukiko’s performances in the U.S. include concerts as an ensemble member under the direction of Jazz shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player/composer John Kaizan Neptune and Koto virtuoso Kazue Sawai. In the past year Yukiko has performed concerts and lecture performances with Peter Zisa; their most recent educational performance lectures – “West meets East” – explored the diverse and rich musical landscapes of the koto and the classical guitar.