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The Wooden Fish Ensemble presents concerts of  music and musicians from a variety of cultural and national backgrounds  working together in a collaborative way.

The Ensemble has presented concerts of traditional music from Asia and new music by a diverse group of composers that includes John Cage, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Feldman, Hyo-shin Na and Walter Zimmermann.  They have given numerous world premieres.

[Selected List of Concerts, Lectures and Residencies - Wooden Fish Ensemble]   

 

    Feb. 11, 2018, Old First Concerts, 400, 120, Boudewijn Buckinx/Dreaming of Li-Po & Hyo-shin Na/Dirge for violin and piano,Koto, Violin for violin and bass koto, Cloud Study II for violin and bass koto,The Sway of the Branch II for two violins & Japanese Folk Music, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Feb. 10, 2018, Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, Berkeley, 45, 30, Boudewijn Buckinx/Dreaming of Li-Po & Hyo-shin Na/Dirge for violin and piano,Koto, Violin for violin and bass koto, Cloud Study II for violin and bass koto,The Sway of the Branch II for two violins & Japanese Folk Music, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Feb. 9, 2018, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 200, 160, Boudewijn Buckinx/Dreaming of Li-Po & Hyo-shin Na/Dirge for violin and piano,Koto, Violin for violin and bass koto, Cloud Study II for violin and bass koto,The Sway of the Branch II for two violins & Japanese Folk Music, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Ilana Blumberg Thomas, violin/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Feb. 9, 2018, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, 200, 40, Hyo-shin Na/Cloud Study II & Koto,Volin (Open Rehearsal), Shoko Hikage, koto/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Sept. 10, 2017, Center for New Music, San Francisco, 50, 45, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Bass Koto & Koto, Bass Koto II & Koto Music & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Meadow Study & The Sky Was Beyond Description, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda, koto/bass koto

    Sept. 9, 2017, Maybeck Studio for Performing Arts, Berkeley, 45, 45, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Bass Koto & Koto, Bass Koto II & Koto Music & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Meadow Study & The Sky Was Beyond Description, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda, koto/bass koto

    Sept. 9, 2017, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, 200, 35, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Bass Koto & Koto, Bass Koto II & Koto Music & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Meadow Study & The Sky Was Beyond Description, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda, koto/bass koto

    April 1, 2017, Ongaku no Tomo Hall, Tokyo (Japan), 200, 120, Hyo-shin Na/Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Dirge &  Koto, Violin & Meadow Study & Walking, Walking, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    March 31, 2017, Rune Kodaira, Tokyo (Japan), 200, 110, Hyo-shin Na/Meadow Study & Walking, Walking & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & A Little Winter Flower & Koto, Violin & Dirge, Tetsu Saitoh, double bass/Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Hyunjung Choi, violin      

    March 29, 2017, Nihonmatsu city Music hall, Fukushima (Japan), 400, 175, Hyo-shin Na/Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Dirge &  Koto, Violin & Meadow Study & Walking, Walking, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    March 29, 2017, Kangetsudai Cultural Center Hall, Fukushima (Japan), 300, 250, Hyo-shin Na/Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Koto, Piano & Koto, Piano II & Dirge &  Koto, Violin & Meadow Study & Walking, Walking, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto/Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Feb. 12, 2017, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 150, Korean/Japanese Folk Music & Hyo-shin Na/ Kayageum Music & Koto, Piano II & Koto, Bass Koto & Chrysanthemum Song & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Go On Listening & That Old Woman & Akhmatova’s Music & Night Procession of the Hundred Demons, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda, koto/Haejung Lee & Injung Lee & Julee Kim & Guhee Kim & Gahee Lee & Gahyeon Lee, kayageum

    Feb. 11, 2017, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 200, 180, Piano Music by Hanns Eisler & Anton Webern & Folk Music from Japan and Korea/Hyo-shin Na's Music (Koto, Bass Koto & Koto, Piano II & Akhmatova’s Music & Kayageum Music), Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda, koto/Haejung Lee & Injung Lee & Julee Kim & Guhee Kim & Gahee Lee & Gahyeon Lee, kayageum

    Nov. 10, 2016, Buam Arts Hall, Seoul (Korea), 150, 120, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Violin for violin &The Sky Was Beyond Description & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Night Procession of the Hundred Demons & Koto Music, Shoko Hikage, koto/bass koto & Hyunjung Choi, violin

    Sept. 25, 2016, Samsung Hall @ Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 350, 350, Hyo-shin Na/Kayageum Song & Song of the Firewood & Song of the Bear for string quartet, double bass with kayageum solo & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Meadow Study, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto (Japanese zither) & Kate Stenberg, violin & Ilana Blumberg-Thomas, violin & Ellen Rose, viola & August Lee, cello & Bruce Moyer, double bass & Kyungso Park, kayageum (Korean zither)

    May 28, 2016, San Francisco International Arts Festival, San Francisco, 250, 150, Boudewijn Buckinx/Dreaming of Li-Po & Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Violin & The Sky Was Beyond Description & Koto Ninano & Night Procession of the Hundred Demons, Terrie Baune, violin/Shoko Hikage & Yuki Yasuda & Noriko Tsuboi, koto/bass koto

    April 5, 2016, Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, Berkeley, 45, 35, Hyo-shin Na/Kayageum Song & Song of the Firewood & Go on Listening &That Old Woman & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Chrysanthemum Song, Shoko Hikage, koto/Jihye Im & Kyungso Park, kayageum

    April 4, 2016, Center for New Music, San Francisco, 50, 40, Hyo-shin Na/Kayageum Song & Song of the Firewood & Go on Listening &That Old Woman & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Chrysanthemum Song, Shoko Hikage, koto/Jihye Im & Kyungso Park, kayageum

    March 30, 2016, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, 650. 650, Hyo-shin Na/Go on Listening &That Old Woman & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Chrysanthemum Song, Shoko Hikage, koto/Jihye Im, kayageum

    Nov. 1. 2015, Rossmoor Event Center, Walnut Creek (California), 400, 100, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Piano & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage’s Poems & Piano Study 1 & Piano Study 3 & Walking, Walking, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto

    April 12, 2015, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 180, Boudewijn Buckinx/The Floating World & Dreaming of Li-Po, Hyo-shin Na/ Piano Study 1 & Piano Study 3 & Koto, Piano & The Sky Was Beyond Description & After Walking,   Thomas Schultz, piano/Terrie Baune, violin/Shoko Hikage, koto

    July 9, 2014, Odate City  Cultural Center, Odate (Japan), 200, 140, Frederic Rzewski/Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, Hyo-shin Na/Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Koto, Piano & Song of the Firewood, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Yujin Seong, kayageum

    July 7, 2017, Atorion Hall, Akita (Japan), 300, 120, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Piano & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Chrysanthemum Song & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Go On Listening & That Old Woman & Walking, Walking & Near and Dear, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Yujin Seong, kayageum

    July 4, 2014, Buam Arts Hall, Seoul (Korea), 150, 100, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Piano & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Chrysanthemum Song & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Go On Listening & That Old Woman & Walking, Walking & Near and Dear, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Yujin Seong, kayageum

    Feb. 9, 2014, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 220, Hyo-shin Na/Dust of this world & Pleasures & Listen While You Speak & Spring of Tears & That Old Woman & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Chrysanthemum Song, Thomas Schultz, piano/Shoko Hikage, koto, Narae Kwon, kayageum, Stan Popplin, double bass, Ariose Singers

    Nov. 20, 2013, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, 50, 20, Hyo-shin Na/Song of the Firewood & Echoes of Harmonious Music, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    Nov. 17, 2013, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 130, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Piano & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Chrysanthemum Song & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Go On Listening & That Old Woman & Walking, Walking & Near and Dear, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    June 14, 2013, Garden Gate Creativity Center, Berkeley, 75, 50, Hyo-shin Na/Koto, Piano & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & Chrysanthemum Song & Echoes of Harmonious Music & Go On Listening & That Old Woman & Walking, Walking & Near and Dear, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    Feb. 10, 2013, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 80, Hyo-shin Na/Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & PIA & Echoes of Harmonious  Music & A Lesson in Music & Chrysanthemum Song & Song of the Firewood, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum & Yukyong Jin, piri

    Jan. 12, 2013, Public Library - Western Addition Branch, San Francisco, 50, 40, Hyo-shin Na/Echoes of Harmonious Music & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & A Lesson in Music & Crazy Horse, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum & Yukyong Jin, piri

    October 26, 2012, Korean Center, San Francisco, 100, 60, Hyo-shin Na/Echoes of Harmonious Music & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & A Lesson in Music & Crazy Horse, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum & Yukyong Jin, piri

    Oct. 26, 2012, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, 200, 30, Hyo-shin Na/Echoes of Harmonious Music & Five Pieces on Yoshie Hikage's Poems & A Lesson in Music & Crazy Horse, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum & Yukyong Jin, piri

    Oct. 11, 2012, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 200, 200, John Cage - One Hundred Years;  Concerts and Symposium, Thomas Schultz and the Wooden Fish Ensemble - Music by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Hyo-shin Na, Walter Zimmermann Panel Discussion with Christian Wolff, Walter Zimmermann, Kathan Brown and Laura Kuhn

    April 4, 2012, Hillside Club, Berkeley, 100, 70, Hyo-shin Na/Folk Songs from Japan and Korea & Koto Music & Song of the Firewood, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    Mar. 23, 2012, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, 50, 35, Hyo-shin Na/Folk Songs from Japan and Korea & Koto Music & Song of the Firewood, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    Mar. 16, 2012, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, 200, 40, Hyo-shin Na/Koto Music & Song of the Firewood, Shoko Hikage, koto & Narae Kwon, kayageum

    Feb. 6, 2011, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 300, Youngja Lee/Portrait Concert, Thomas Schultz, piano/Noriko Tsuboi, koto/Shoko Hikage, koto/Jeong-Hwa Park, piano/Kyong Cho, soprano

    Mar. 7, 2010, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 200, Hyo-shin Na/Koto Ninano & Koto Music & Night Procession of the Hundred Demons & Walking, Walking & Ocean/Shore 2, Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Noriko Tsuboi, koto & Kanoko Nishi, koto & Thalia Moor, cello & Ellen Rose, viola & Terrie Baune, violin & Peter Youseff, clarinet

    Mar. 3, 2010, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, 200, 75, Hyo-shin Na/2 versions of Night Procession of the Hundred Demons, Shoko Hikage, koto & Noriko Tsuboi, koto & Kanoko Nishi, koto

    Feb. 2, 2008, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 250, Frederic Rzewski/Coming Together, Traditional Music from Korea, Hyo-shin Na/PIA & Variations,Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Sam Adams, double bass & Chi-wan Park, piri & John Smalley, narrator

    Feb. 1, 2008, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, 200, 175, Frederic Rzewski/Coming Together, Traditional Music from Korea, Hyo-shin Na/PIA & Variations,Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Sam Adams, double bass & Chi-wan Park, piri & John Smalley, narrator

    Jan. 31, 2008, University of California, Santa  Cruz, 250, 140, Frederic Rzewski/Coming Together, Traditional Music from Korea, Hyo-shin Na/PIA & Variations,Thomas Schultz, piano & Shoko Hikage, koto & Sam Adams, double bass & Chi-wan Park, piri & John Smalley, narrator

    May 19, 2006, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 250, Traditional Music from Japan & Korea, Hye-jin Yoon/Soaring toward Absolute Solitude, Hyo-shin Na/Blue Yellow River & All the Noises in the World, Jae-hyun Chun & Seung-hee Lee & Hong Yoo & Yujin Seong & Hyang-hee Lee & Jae-chun Yang & Shoko Hikage & Philip Flavin

    May 18, 2006, Samsung Hall @ Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 350, 350, Korean Traditional Music & Hyo-shin Na/All the Noises in the World, Jae-hyun Chun & Seung-hee Lee & Hong Yoo & Yujin Seong & Hyang-hee Lee & Jae-chun Yang

    May 17, 2006, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, 200, 50, Korean Traditional Music & Hyo-shin Na/Szymborska's Muse, Jae-hyun Chun & Seung-hee Lee & Hong Yoo & Yujin Seong & Hyang-hee Lee & Jae-chun Yang

    Jan. 23, 2005, Old First Concerts, San Francisco, 400, 120, Traditional Music from Korea and Japan, Hyo-shin Na/Music To Be Forgotten & Chohanga, Shoko Hikage, koto/Philip Flavin, shamisen/Jeongil Moon, piri/Hyeran Moon, dance

    Jan. 18, 2005, Intercultural Institute of California, San Francisco, 60, 40, Korean Traditional Music, Hyo-shin Na/Chohanga, Shoko Hikage, koto/Philip Flavin, shamisen/Jeongil Moon, piri

    July 29, 2004, Samsung Hall @ Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, 350, 120, Hyo-shin Na/Music To Be Forgotten & Song of Disillusionment, Shoko Hikage, koto & Philip Flavin, shamisen

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