Monday, July 8, 2013

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting - Thursday 11 July 2013

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Thursday, 11 July 2013, 6:30 p.m. at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618. Alternatively, the official listed address, 220 Idlewood Road, will take you to the other side of the buildingNote this date is earlier in the month than usual.

Beginners are welcome! Beginner flutes will be available to try.

We will have a great time playing the Native American flute, drums, rattles, and hand percussion, and enjoying each other's music. A $5 contribution is requested for room rental costs and fees.

We will make great music together. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Free Shakuhachi Concert & Talk - Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin - 6 July 2013

Rochester Zen Center, 7 Arnold Park, Rochester, NY, Saturday, 6 July 2013, 6:30pm.

Free optional introductory shakuhachi lesson will be offered at 7:30 (Instruments provided)!

Free admission - CDs and DV's will be available for purchase

Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) Grand Master Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin is the founder of Ki-sui-an shakuhachi dojo with branches in Manhattan, Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo, Narrowsburg, Philadelphia and Washington D.C./Baltimore. He is also part of the Japanese Music Program at the graduate Center of the City University of New York and has produced many notable recordings performed at Carnegie Hall, The Asia Society, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other venues.

Ronnie studied Shakuhachi in Kyoto, Japan with Kurahashi Yodo Sensei, who was a disciple of Jin Nyodo. There in 1975, he received the name Nyogetsu and a teaching certificate at the level of Jun Shi-han in the Kinko school of shakuhachi.

After his return to New York, Nyogetsu was awarded the rank of Shi-han (Master) in 1978, as a result of his efforts to spread the teaching of this instrument in America. In 1980 he received his first Dai Shihan (Grand Master's) License, and his second - from the Living National Treasure, Aoki Reibo - in 2002.

He has received many awards and honors, including both an Oscar and a Grammy nomination. He presently has the largest and most active Dojo in the world outside Japan.

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