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March 7, 2008

Alex Lubet and Iris Shiraishi at Dreamland Arts

Music for Japanese Instruments and Guitar
featuring Alex Lubet (theory/composition) and Iris Shiraishi
Fri, Mar 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Pay what you can at the door, please reserve seats.

An evening of original compositions written and performed by Iris Shiraishi and Alex Lubet. The program consists of Iris's 'Hamakaze', for fue (Japanese flute), percussion, and guitar, Alex's 'By the Rivers of Babylon' (guitar) and collaboratively written works: 'Hatikvah' (percussion and guitar) and 'Fantasy on Der Heyser Bulgar'(taiko, fue, and guitar). 45 minutes

Iris Shiraishi is well-known for her work with Mu Daiko, the Twini Cities' taiko group. Alex Lubet led the Blended Cultures Orchestra in the 90's and teaches popular music at the U of M.