Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Makoto Nakura, marimba, performs The Wood and Forests Project
  • Makoto Nakura, marimba, performs The Wood and Forests Project
  • Performance
  • 5/6/2009
  • 19:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Accompanied by Matthew Herren, cello, and KU Assistant Professor of Music David Fedele, flute. / 7 PM / Central Court / Born in Kobe, Japan, Makoto Nakura began to play the marimba at the age of eight. In 1994, Nakura moved from his native Japan to New York City, becoming the first marimbist to win First Prize in the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He has performed with orchestras such as the New York Chamber Symphony and appeared in recital at prestigious concert halls including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center. In conjunction with Trees & other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture Music Performance: Makoto Nakura, marimba, on The Wood and Forests Project / Accompanied by cellist Matthew Herren and flutist David Fedele

Makoto Nakura, marimba
David Fedele, flute
Matthew Herren, cello


From “Solo Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV1006” J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo Moto Osada (b. 1967)

Kembang Suling for marimba and flute Gareth Farr (b.1968)

The Story of Aoyagi
Story: Lafcadio Hearn
Original Idea conceived by: Makoto Nakura
Script: Makoto Nakura
Music: Akemi Naito
Photo: Emi Hatsugai
Computer Graphics: Takashi Ui

After the Forest Fire for marimba, flute and cello Michael Torke (b.1961)