The Tasmania Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia
in association with the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music
a public lecture recital by Michael Kieran Harvey & Dr Ralph Middenway
豊川 – Toyokawa – East River- Piano Sonata
by Ralph Middenway
Toyokawa (East River) is a small city in central Honshu.
Toyokawa Inari-jinja is both a Sōtō Zen temple and a Shinto Shrine to Inari, the Happy God. Zen monks also act as Shinto priests.
In 1990, as one of the first international guests in Japan for the Lafcadio Hearn Centenary, I was noisily blessed there by the charming Præcentor, with a large cohort of musicians. The strong, eccentric rhythm near the beginning is derived from their music.
Tonight, Michael Kieran Harvey will première the newly rewritten piece, introdued by composer, Dr Ralph Middenway.
7.30pm | Friday 8 April 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart
All Tickets $10
Free entry for MSA Tasmania members