Please join us for an intimate shakuhachi concert with Riley Lee.
Riley Lee is a world famous composer and performer of the shakuhachi, and the first non-Japanese person to earn the title Grand Master. His performances and teaching skills are sought after world-wide.
The shakuhachi is an end blown bamboo flute used for meditative spiritual practice by Zen monks in Japan. In the shakuhachi tradition a collection of musical pieces are passed down from teacher to student, called honkyoku (meaning “original pieces”).
This concert is a special commemoration for the late Robert Aitken, roshi – Inspirational Zen master, founder of an international Zen community, and the founding teacher of the Sydney Zen Centre. This year marks his 100th birthday.
To commemorate his life, Riley Lee will weave traditional Zen honkyoku music with short stories about Robert Aitken Roshi, spoken by those who knew him personally. This creative format is a first of its kind and promises to weave Zen wisdom with expressive shakuhachi music.
Saturday 29th July 2017
First sitting 3pm – 5pm – FULL
Due to the popularity of the concert, a second sitting has been opened. Please click here for tickets to the 6pm – 8pm sitting.
Old Darlington School
Maze Crescent, Uni of Sydney