Ticket Price: $15
Doors: 1pm • Show: 2pm
South Florida Chamber Ensemble presents Summer Stories Series, a series of three mini-concerts followed by a free workshop for children to create costumes pieces from the story that inspired the concert. Issun Boshi and the music of Japan is the second performance of the series. which includes music by Michio Miyagi, traditional Japanese music and works inspired by Japan. Make a Samurai costume from egg cartons and paper during the workshop following the concert.
Japanese music has a rich tradition predating European musical history. This music is largely lost due to the lack of a notation system. Only because it was transmitted orally through the generations do we still have access to this music. In this program we present traditional Japanese folk songs that inspired Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly. These works were transcribed by Rudolf Dittrich, who was the director of the Tokyo School of Music in the late 1880s. Also on the program is a more modern interpretation of the Japanese idiom by Michio Miyagi. British composer Amy Woodforde-Finden spent a decade in Japan, which inspired her Japanese Songs. American composers Charles Griffes and David Loeb round out the program with their Japan inspired pieces.
Hear the story Issun Boshi (The inch high Samurai) and stay for the costume workshop where adults and children alike can make their own Samurai armor and origami helmet.