Friday, October 02, 2015

Tatsuya Nakatani seeking musicians for
Gong Orchestra performance on October 11

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani is coming back to St. Louis to present another performance of his Nakatani Gong Orchestra, and he's looking for some local musicians who want to join in.

Nakatani (pictured) will be in St. Louis to play at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11 at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. He'll do a short solo performance as well, but the evening's main attraction will be the NGO, described as "a non-traditional music orchestra delving into the rich harmony of multiple gongs."

The NGO has performed with various lineups more than 50 times at venues around the globe, including the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as previously here in St. Louis at LNAC.

To realize the performance, Nakatani is looking for up to ten St. Louis musicians willing to take part in a pre-show workshop to learn his specialized bowed gong and conduction techniques, and then do the concert. If you're interested, email LNAC's Mark Sarich at

For listeners, admission for this event will be $10 at the door, and an early arrival is suggested, as seating is limited

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