Old people probably like to stand near the drums at concerts because the reverberating beats feel good on their bones. Catch the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for one ticket to see Taikoza Live 2013 + Ichiro Jishoya (up to a $41.75 value)
- When: Sunday, September 15, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.<p>
Taikoza Live 2013 + Ichiro Jishoya
Taikoza performs at the Concert for Japan in 2011
Eric Hubler of the Washington Post marveled that "something strange and wonderful [was] coming... There was thunder and there was lightning and there was the sea crashing against a cliff." He wasn't speaking of an incoming storm, but a different elemental force entirely: the taiko drum troupe Taikoza. Pounding a theater-shaking rumble on drums that weigh more than some grizzly bears, the members of Taikoza draw on an ancient tradition originally developed to communicate across vast distances. The intrepid musicians are joined by special guest Ichiro Jishoya, a taiko master known for playing 10 of the massive drums at once.
The ensemble itself is as uniquely storied as the classic and contemporary music it plays. Formed in New York City in 1995, Taikoza is an unusually global company—a traditional Japanese ensemble made up of multinationals. Swiss-born founder Marco Lienhard was trained by the masters, learning his technique as a member of famed group Ondekoza. When Lienhard started his own ensemble, he united a talented crew of Japanese natives, Americans with Japanese roots, and drums pleased to be taking center stage. Taikoza has won acclaim for stirring performances, staged everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Miyajima Temple in Hiroshima, and the group has visited countries around the world in the course of its musical journey.