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Wooden Fish Ensemble Concert: Old and new music from the US and Asia.

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On February 9, 2014 the Wooden Fish Ensemble will present a concert of old and new music from the US and Asia. The concert will feature an exciting mix of music, playing traditions, and instruments from East and West.

The Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds working together in a collaborative way.

The Wooden Fish Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers and have given numerous world premieres. "Old and New Music" continues this tradition with three world premieres of music by composer Hyo-shin Na (b. 1959), three San Francisco premieres, four newly made instrumental versions of Japanese and Korean folk songs, Chinese traditional music, along side Western piano and chamber music.

Concert goers can expect an enchanting mix of performers and instruments rarely seen together including Natori Koto Master Shoko Hikage on the koto (Japanese zither), Narae Kwon on kayageum (Korean zither) and Carolyn Chen, on guqin (Chinese zither). These instruments will be alongside piano, violin, double bass and mixed chorus.

A focus of the concert is the music of esteemed Bay Area composer Hyo-Shin Na, a two-time recipient of the Korean National Composers Prize, Hyo-shin Na has had her music performed world-wide and has received numerous commissions. Ms. Na is highly skilled at writing for diverse ensembles and instrument combinations weaving exotic and familiar tone colors into a unified sonic fabric.

On the program will be her new work for mixed choir with violin, koto, and double bass (2013) a World Premiere, Echoes of Harmonious Music for kayageum and koto (2012) and Chrysanthemum Song also for koto and kayageum (2012) among many others in a tonally diverse progam.

Wooden Fish Ensemble Concert: Old and new music from the US and Asia. Feb. 9, 2014 (Sunday) 4:00 PM Old First Church 1751 Sacramento St. at Van Ness Ave. San Francisco.

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