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