Fort Lee Public Library
320 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
September 10, 2017
"A groundbreaking event that reimagines musical and cultural traditions."
Michael and Masayo have been performing together since 2014, but this will be their first concert dedicated solely to music written for classical guitar and koto.
The theme of this concert, 8 Butterflies, is a story of eight cultures that have come together to create a completely new musical experience.
The inspiration for this concert comes from "The White Butterfly" by Celil Refik Kaya — a song written for Michael and Masayo — that is based on a Japanese myth. Celil is an award-winning musician from Istanbul, Turkey who is currently a composer-in-residence at Dumbarton Oaks at Harvard University.