Hamilton College will host aninternational symposium "Music of Japan Today III: Tradition and Innovation" onSaturday, April 5 and Sunday April 6, at the Schambach Center for Music and thePerforming Arts. Events include lectures, lecture-recitals, panel discussions,and a concert featuring more than 100 Hamilton students, the Syracuse Societyfor New Music and two visiting soloists. Admission to all events is free andopen to the general public.

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

Saturday, April 5 - (All events except the evening concert take placein 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 themusic of Japan's best known composer of art music, the late Toru Takemitsu;the traditional and contemporary musics of Japan and Israel, the connectionsbetween Toshiro Mayuzumi's right wing politics and his music; and Japanesemusic for a film subtitled "Godzilla and his Spawn."

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

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

Contact Information

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198 College Hill Road 
Clinton, NY 13323
315-859-4680 pr@hamilton.edu
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