Free Concert - Mary Lu Brandwein-Shakuhachi Flutes - Yuki Easter on the koto
3:00 PM - Sunday, May 17, 2015
1 Hour

On Sunday, May 17, Mary Lu Brandweinand Yuki Easter will present a concert featuring the Shakuhachi Flutes and the Koto, a traditional Japanese string instrumet. Mary Lu Brandwein  studied with the late shakuhachi Master Masakazu Yoshizawa for 25 years and has performed across the country in a variety of venues and institutions ranging from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin to the fortieth birthday party of saxophonist Kenny G. Mary Lu and Yuki have performed together as Wind and Rain Ensemble for more than 10 years.

Yuki Easter in 1996 received a koto instructor's license and an award from Grand Masters Tadao and Kazue Sawai of the Sawai Koto Academy of Music in Tokyo. Yuki founded the Southern California Koto ensemble and teaches in San Diego and Riverside counties. Yuki is also a member of JAMS-SD (Japanese Artist and Musician Society, San Diego).

Kumiko Esparza, a student of Yuki Easter, will also play the koto.  She is a member of the Southern Koto Ensemble from Murrieta. The MTRP Foundation sponsors free concerts on designated Saturdays and Sundays. 

Concerts are held in the Visitor Center Theater and begin at 3 p.m.  There are only 93 seats in the theater and it is first come, first served.  Donations after the concert for the musicians is appreciated. 

Future Concert schedule to date. 

May 30 - Quartet Nouveau, string quartet (*Saturday)
Jun 07 - Caprice Strings and Francesca Savage
Jun 14 - Native American Flute Circle
Jul  05 - Many-Strings - hammered dulcimer and guitar
Jul  19 - Peter Sprague, jazz guitarist
Aug 02- Lillian Palmer, vocalist
Aug 23- Amy Kanner, Celtic harp
Aug 29- N. Scott Robinson, World Percussion (*Saturday)
Sep 06 - Peter Pupping, guitarist
Sep 20 - Carol Pelkner and Jim George - Marimba, Vibes, Clarinet, & Flute
Oct 04  - Lucky's All-Stars - bluegrass band  
Oct 18 - Yale Strom - klezmer and roma music
Nov 01 - San Diego Clarinet Quintet
Nov 15-  Ray Ford Patrick Hadley and Ray Ford "Unusual Instruments - Beautiful music" - Array mbira and handpan
Nov 28 - Fred Benedetti, guitar
Dec 20 - Pomerado Brass Quintet

Dates, and scheduled concerts are subject to change..