Converse to Host Performance by Japanese Artists
On Friday, Oct. 26, Japanese musicians Koji Okubo, flute, and Kenya Nakano, piano, will present a free concert at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the campus of Converse College. Okubo and Nakano are both music professors at Jin-Ai Women’s College in Fukui, Japan. For more information, call the Petrie School of Music at (864) 596-9021.
Works featured in the recital include Nocturne by Naderman and Tulou, Troisieme Sonata by Phillipe Gaubert, El Amor Brujo Manuel de Falla and El Salon Mexico by Aaron Copland, transcription by Leonard Bernstein.
A graduate of Toho Gakuen School of Music, Nakano also studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary) and the Sweelinck Conservatorium (Amsterdam, Netherlands). In addition to performing with Ensemble Vienna-Berlin, he has performed solo recitals throughout Japan.
Okubo is a graduate of the University of Ehime, (Ehime Prefecture, Japan). He earned an International Rotary Foundation Scholarship to study music in the Art Department of Boston University, MA. In addition to solo CD recordings, he too has presented solos throughout his native Japan.