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MUSIC OF JAPAN SYMPOSIUM AT HAMILTON COLLEGE

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Posted March 24, 1997
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Hamilton College will host an international symposium "Music of Japan Today III: Tradition and Innovation" on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday April 6, at the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts. Events include lectures, lecture-recitals, panel discussions, and a concert featuring more than 100 Hamilton students, the Syracuse Society for New Music and two visiting soloists. Admission to all events is free and open to the general public.

Co-directed by Hamilton Professor of Music E. Michael Richards; and Kazuko Tanosaki, lecturer in music at Hamilton, the symposium will explore the relationship between tradition and innovation in Japanese music. Event times and locations are as follows:

Saturday, April 5 - (All events except the evening concert take place in Schambach Center Room 201.)

* 9 a.m. to noon and 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. - Scholars and performers from the U.S., Mexico and Hong Kong will present their research. Topics will include the music of Japan's best known composer of art music, the late Toru Takemitsu; the traditional and contemporary musics of Japan and Israel, the connections between Toshiro Mayuzumi's right wing politics and his music; and Japanese music for a film subtitled "Godzilla and his Spawn."

* 1 to 3:30 p.m. - Internationally renowned composers Harue Kunieda, Masao Endo, Toshiro Mayuzumi and P.Q. Phan will discuss their music and ideas.

* 8 p.m., Schambach Center, Wellin Hall - Hamilton Orchestra and music students will perform with the Syracuse Society for New Music and winners of the first Music of Japan Performers Competition, cellist Hugh Livingston and flutist Asako Arai.

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