Program

Autumn Fields 

A shakuhachi concert by Riley Lee

with Professor Barbara White, clarinet

traditional

Akita Sugugaki

Daha/Pounding Waves

Sokkan/Breath-Sight

Kokū/Empty Sky

Ross Edwards

Raftsong at Sunrise (1995)

John Cleworth & Riley Lee

Stillness (2014)

Hildegard of Bingen

Caritas Abundat, De Sancta, Sed Diabolus

Barbara White

Refuge (2012)

Event Info

An evening of traditional and modern music for the japanese bamboo flute, performed by one of the world’s foremost practitioners of the instrument. 

About the Artist:

Riley Lee first went to Japan in 1970 to work at the World Expo in Osaka. He began playing the shakuhachi in 1971.

He is the recipient of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi, which can be traced back to the Zen Buddhist komusô, or “priests of nothingness” of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of dai shihan or Grand Master.

Riley is a consummate teacher, performer and collaborator with other musicians of all genres.