The concert of the first collaboration of Pablo Ziegler (piano) and Dozan Fujiwara (shakuhachi) titled “Music Revolution” turned out to be a sensational concert that is true to its title.
The first set was programmed with solo and duo pieces by Dozan and Utanoichi Okuda (koto, 17 strings). Even for those who are not familiar with Japanese traditional music, once you hear the pieces composed by Shinichi Yuize (Grandfather of Okuda), Hozan Yamamoto (Mentor of Dozan who collaborated with flamenco and jazz artists including Masabumi Kikuchi and Chano Dominguez) and Michio Miyagi, the mentor of Yu...
Tango music — for two pianos — will be the order of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16, as pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley will team up for a pair of concerts. The performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.
Both pianists have been here before. Ziegler played at Mondavi in April 2011 with his 12-piece band Beyond Tango. O’Riley played a pair of concerts in November 2010 featuring his own piano transcriptions of songs by Radiohead.
O’Riley told The Enterprise that he is looking forward to this collaboration.