Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bruce & Eien Duet: Sun, Sept 13 at 7:30 pm

Bruce-&-Eien-posterThe Bruce & Eien duet is a unique trans-Pacific project created to perform original compositions, Japanese traditional music, and jazz. The unusual pairing of the shakuhachi and vibraphone enables a wide range of musical expression. Bruce and Eien’s extensive work in cross-cultural collaborations allows their music to elude boundaries while staying true to the richness of traditional forms and melodies. The group played their debut show in Tokyo in December 2014.

Eien Hunter-Ishikawa is a musician and educator based in Portland, Oregon specializing in drum set, taiko, and shinobue. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education at Central Michigan University, where he performed, recorded, and toured as a member of the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble under the direction of the late Robert Hohner, and earned his Master of Music Performance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He performs with On Ensemble and Kenny Endo.

Bruce Huebner has over 30 years experience of study, performing, composition and music production in Japan. In 1991 he was the first non-Japanese to graduate from the prestigious Tokyo University of Arts where he studied Kinko School shakuhachi under Yamaguchi Goro (National Treasure) as a Monbusho Scholar. After receiving his mastership he has founded jazz and world music projects that have recorded, toured and performed at Kyoto Concert Hall, New York Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, The Toronto Jazz Festival and Yokohama Motion Blue.

Friday, 8/7 at 7 pm, Pacific Crest Music Festival Faculty: Free Event

PCM-photo3Performance: Friday, 8/7/15 – 7pm

As a part of Dunsmuir’s Pacific Crest Music Festival, the faculty will provide a performance with Mt. Shasta’s pianist Chiharu Sai. The amazing faculty artists of PCMF will be performing works of Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and more. Read more about the artists here.

The Pacific Crest Music Festival, located in the picturesque town of Dunsmuir, CA, is a highly intensive international music program in which hand selected students are invited to work, rehearse, and perform alongside the outstanding professional faculty.

PCMF is typically comprised of approximately 10 to 15 students artists, and a faculty of six to eight.  It is this incredible ratio that leads to an extremely personalized and individualized experience for each member.

During their stay, the young musicians will work in smaller chamber groups as well as performing in the PCMF Chamber Orchestra.  Each group consists of both student artists and faculty, providing every student artist with an opportunity to experience rehearsals and performances at a professional standard.