When: Fri., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. 2015
Kodo, the taiko drumming pioneers from Japan’s remote and inspiring Sado Island, have powerful mastery over their instruments. It’s a power that can be tender or explosive, delicate or thunderous. Since they burst onto the world scene in 1981, the group has roused and moved audiences around the globe, touring for months out of the year and playing thousands of concerts, performing in nearly every venue of note—from Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to Carnegie Hall, from Disney Hall to Lincoln Center, from Paris’s Palais Garnier to the Berlin Philharmonie. Though steeped in tradition, Kodo turns traditional Japanese music into a stunning spectacle and a vibrant expression of artistic excellence.