Monday, January 9, 2017
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103)
Limited Seating. First come, first served.
Members
Free
Nonmembers
Free
Free with Museum Admission

Musical Instruments Gallery Talk and Demonstration

Local performer and teacher Elizabeth Reian Bennett is the first woman to become a grand master of the shakuhachi, a rank awarded by living national treasure Aoki Reibo, Japan’s foremost artist of this type of bamboo flute. Bennett speaks on the history and repertoire of the shakuhachi, which has a long and distinguished history in traditional Japanese music. Bennett also performs musical selections on the MFA’s magnificent shakuhachi from the 1930s by master maker Yamaguchi Shiro, as well as on instruments from her own collection. 

Sponsored in memory of Morris M. Keesan, a former student of Elizabeth Reian Bennett

 

Past Dates and Times

Monday, January 9, 2017

Limited Seating. First come, first served.