Tuesday, September 26, 2017

TaikoArts Midwest presents Taiko Tuesday

Ordway Events & Partnerships, Ordway Concert Hall

TaikoArts Midwest is kicking off their FIRST Taiko Tuesday concert with Enso Daiko and special guest Yuichi Kimura (Kobe, Japan) at the Ordway! Come join us for a FREE concert, general admission seating.

Yuichi Kimura was Born in Kobe in 1976. Having started playing Taiko professionally at 18, he has been on a 22 year journey as a Taiko professional. He has undertaken many performances both in and outside of Japan with a major aim being not only to introduce Japanese culture, but also to bring the world closer together through Taiko music.

Ensō Daiko performs a variety of traditional and contemporary taiko repertoire, with an emphasis on original compositions. The group regularly premieres new work adding their unique voice to the expanding canon and innovation of North American taiko. Through performances, studio classes and school residencies, Ensō Daiko has taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities.

Ensō Daiko was founded as Mu Daiko in 1997 by Rick Shiomi. New Artistic Director, Jennifer Weir, renamed it Ensō Daiko in 2017, when TaikoArts Midwest took over the taiko program formerly supported by Mu Performing Arts.

This performance is made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.