The Mark Inouye and Shirley Muramoto Concert
Delta High School auditorium
50 West 300 North
Contact Name: Sherrie Hayashi
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mark Inouye and Shirley Muramoto concert will take place at the Delta High School auditorium on May 16 at 6:00. The address of the school is 50 West 300 North, Delta. Enter the building from the west parking lot. It is a family concert and there is no charge.
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, performer, teacher, band leader and filmmaker on the Japanese Koto and is the leader of the world jazz fusion group, the Murasaki Ensemble. For many years, Shirley has researched Japanese traditional arts in the World War II concentration camps. Shirley’s mother learned to play the koto as a 10-year-old child at Topaz and Tule Lake camps. This research and stories from those who were formerly incarcerated in these camps took decades to gather because survivors were understandably hesitant and felt shame to talk about their experiences, especially about anything regarding the Japanese culture. In 2012, a National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites grant was awarded to her project, “Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps”. This research became a documentary film, completed in June 2014.
Mark J Inouye is one of a very select group of trumpeters equally at home in the worlds of jazz and classical music. Currently he is the Principal Trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony. He has played as guest principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony.