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Passport to the World: Washington Toho Koto Society

Washington Toho Koto Society
Washington Toho Koto Society

When: January 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace, Falls Church, 410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Contact: Creative Cauldron Box Office:(571) 239-5288; or Marty Summerour at (703) 981-2217, msummerour@cox.net.

Tickets: $20 Adults $18 Students/Seniors

The award winning Washington Toho Koto Society will be featured in special “Passport to the World” performance series co-hosted by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Creative Cauldron at Art Space, Falls Church.  The series offers audiences an opportunity to “see the world without ever leaving Falls Church.”  Each weekend features performances by professional music, dance and theater troupes and storytelling events representing cultures and traditions from all around the globe. 

 

The Washington Toho Koto Society is a nonprofit group of koto players and friends, primarily in the Washington metropolitan area, founded in 1971 by Kyoko Okamoto to promote the understanding and appreciation of Japanese koto music.  In the forty years since its founding, the Washington Toho Koto Society has become a much-loved part of Washington, DC’s cultural scene.  Performances by the Koto Society are an essential element of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and the Society also performs regularly at the Kennedy Center and at the Smithsonian’s American Folklife Festival.

 

You can watch past performances of the Washington Toho Koto Society at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=11212&source_type=B and at http://www.festival.si.edu/2010/korean-calligraphy-bhangra-ghiddha-dance-and-koto-music/

 

You can learn more about the Washington Toho Koto Society at their web site, http://www.kotosociety.org/.

 

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