Koto Concerts in Berkeley

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Shoko Hikage

Shoko Hikage

BERKELEY — Shoko Hikage, Tomohiro Tanaka and Kayo Toki will present koto and shamisen music at two Berkeley venues, featuring new works by Shingo Edo, Yoshizaki Katsuhiko, Hyo-shin Na and more.

The schedule is as follows:

• Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, 1537 Euclid Ave. (www.maybeckstudio.org). Advance reservation is required. www.eventbrite.com/e/koto-and-shamisen-concert-tickets-13498563567

Guest artists: Thomas Schultz, piano; Yoshie Hikage (from Japan), poetry; Yuki Yasuda, koto

• Saturday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at Freight & Salvage Coffee House 2020 Addison St. $17 in advance, $19 at the door. www.freightandsalvage.org/

Guest artists: Yoshie Hikage, poetry; Drew Lewis, conductor; Bruce Moyer, bass; Thomas Schultz, piano; Ariose Singers, mixed choir; Yuki Yasuda, koto

The works to be performed are:

Feb. 22 and 28 — “Manzai,” traditional koto and shamisen music by Jono Shiga; “Shojoji no Scherzo” (2002) by Shingo Edo; “Kagome no Shudai ni Yoru Koto Shijusokyoku” (1988) by Katsuhiko Yoshizawa

Feb. 22 only — “Uminari” by Yukio Ishii; “Midare,” traditional koto music by Yatsuhashi Kengyo; “Mugonkashu” by Shinichi Yuize; “Koto, Piano” (2014) by Hyo-shin Na; “Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage’s Poems” (2012-2015) by Hyo-shin Na

Feb. 28 only — “A Little Winter Flower” (2014) for mixed choir, piano, koto and bass by Hyo-shin Na; “A Little Winter Flower” for piano, koto and bass by Hyo-shin Na; “Pleasures for Mixed Choir” by Hyo-shin Na; “Buyokumikyoku” for koto by Kozaburo Hirai; “Fujin-Raijin” by Yoshizaki Katsuhiko

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