The Chicago Koto Group to perform at UW-Parkside on Feb 21

Published: February 18, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS – University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to announce that the Chicago Koto Group will be performing in Bedford Concert Hall in The Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities on Friday, February 21. This performance is completely free and is open to the public, as part of the university’s free noon concert series.

The Chicago Koto Group was founded in 1985 by Akiko Sugano in order to serve the greater Chicago community by introducing it to Japanese culture and music. They hold several public performances a year responding to requests from various organizations such as the Chicago Botanic Gardens and the Consulate General of Japan. They also serve to educate students at elementary schools and colleges about Japanese culture through music (particularly the music of the Koto).

The Noon Concert series is a highly popular series of free performances presented Friday at the noon hour during the fall and spring semesters, featuring an interesting and diverse range of performances, including solo and chamber recitals, large group concerts, and lecture/recitals. All performances are open to the public. Every Noon Concert performance will be held in Bedford Concert Hall, in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities.

To see more upcoming music performances at UW-Parkside, make sure to check out The Rita webpage:

The Rita


Lesley Heins-Walker
Dean and Professor, College of Arts and Humanities

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