Performing Asia: Pro Musica Nipponia

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Performing Asia: Pro Musica Nipponia
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Performing Asia: Pro Musica Nipponia says
Pro Musica Nipponia is a group of leading composers and musicians devoted to performing classical and contemporary compositions from Japan and the West. The ensemble’s unique feature is that all music is performed by traditional Japanese musical instruments. Sometimes abbreviated as "Nipponia,” the artists express ancient forms and traditional aesthetics through the spirit of the present.

In collaboration with University of Hawaii, Nipponia’s Asia Society performance will explore new works by Japanese and American composers, as well as traditional music. Three of the ensemble’s master musicians (below) will perform the concert, complemented by New York Intercultural Music Society violinist, Sean Wang.



Hiromu Motonaga, shakuhachi (traditional end-blown flute)
Hiroshi Hozumi, shamisen (three-stringed lute)
Keiko Hisamoto, koto (strung zither, national instrument of Japan)
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By: Asia Society Texas Center