Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Lorimer Chapel
(This concert is funded in part by the Freda M. Charles Music Fund)
For centuries the sounds of the Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) have captivated minds and hearts. Though remarkably simple in design, the shakuhachi takes years—sometimes a lifetime—to master. Its sound is at once sensual and spiritual and capable of great emotional depth. James Nyoraku Schlefer is a virtuoso performer of traditional and contemporary shakuhachi music, an esteemed teacher in the Kinko School, and a composer of new music for both Japanese and Western instruments.