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    S O K A U N I V E R S I T Y O F A M E R I C A

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    Muriel Anderson

    with special guestMino Cinelu

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.



    Muriel Andersons world-renowned guitar and harp-guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist Bryan Allen. Together they bring you on a journey around the globe, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories, and images.

    When Anderson first encountered Allens work, she knew she had found her artistic soulmate. She was amazed to find that his photo-art was saying the same thing as her music. They went on to create the award winning Nightlight Daylight CD and in the process discovered that their artistic affinity extended to the heart. They combined their artistry in a live context, and this show is the result. Allenss stunning visuals provide an insightful backdrop to Muriels music, accentuating the audience experience as never before. Its a virtual tour around the world in music and imagery.

    MURIEL ANDERSONGuitar, Harp-Guitar

    One of the worlds foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. She has performed and recorded with Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Victor Wooten, and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. Her obvious joy of music and humor, and her facility across the genres of folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Andersons unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one minute launching into a Beatles tune and the next, a Rodrigo concerto. Anderson is host of the renowned All Star Guitar Night and founder of the Music for Life Alliance.

    Her recent album Nightlight Daylight has won top honors in eleven national awards including Global Music Awards Best Instrumental Composition for A Bakers Dozen. It is a culmination of her creative spirit and is also the first CD to incorporate fiber optics in the packaging. The album includes collaborations with her friends and fellow musicians Victor Wooten, Phil Keaggy, Mark Kibble of Take 6, Danny Gottlieb, Stanley Jordan, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Klugh, Howard Levy, Jeff Coffin, Tierra Negra, and members of the Nashville Symphony.


    Her recording of El Noi de la Mare appears in Woody Allens film Vicky Cristina Barcelona and her Heartstrings cassette traveled into space, accompanying astronaut Susan Helms for 2.3 million miles on the space shuttle Discovery. Anderson has released more than a dozen instrumental CDs, seven instructional DVDs, and guitar books such as New Classics for Guitar and Cello published by Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, and Zen-On Japan. Her compositions include commissioned classical works for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Vox Caelestis womens choir, as well as songs that have appeared as title tracks for three albums by various artists.

    Anderson has composed music since about age five. She fell in love with the guitar at an early age and learned every style available to her, beginning with folk, bluegrass, and jazz. She received a degree in music from DePaul University and went on to study with classical virtuoso Christopher Parkening and with Nashville legend Chet Atkins. She has performed in New York with Les Paul, at Chicagos Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony and in Tennessee with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She tours frequently with German duo Tierra Negra. Their CD together, New World Flamenco, has been met with rave reviews.

    MINO CINELUPercussion

    Mino Cinelu, as a teenager, toured and recorded with musical giants Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and Lou Reed, to name just a few. Cinelus multi-instrument collaborations and facility with wide range of styles established him as a formidable talent. Today, he is a renowned composer, producer, and band leader. The World Jazz Ensemble showcases his maturity as a musician and his boundless passion for new sounds.

    Cinelu has performed with and appeared on the records of many of the most respected and talented musicians of the twentieth century. Akiko Yano, Amnesty International, Antnio Carlos Jobim, Bernard Lavilliers, Bonnie Raitt, Brandford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Mcbride, Claude Nougaro, Curtis Mayfield, David Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, Duncan Sheik, Elton John, Gato Barbieri, Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Human Rights, Jacquy Terrasson, James Taylor, Kenny Barron, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Marcus Miller, Michael Franck, Michel Polnareff, Michel Portal, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Pino Daniele, Richard Galliano, Sadao Watanabe, Salif Keita, Sophie B Hawkins, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Taylor Dane, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, and Zucchero, among others.


    Soka University of America Board of Trustees:Steve Dunham, JD, ChairTariq Hasan, PhD, Vice ChairYoshihisa Baba, PhDMatilda BuckLawrence E. Carter Sr., PhD, DD, DH, DRSMaria Guajardo, PhDClothilde V. Hewlett, JDLawrence A. Hickman, PhD

    Soka University of America Administration:Daniel Y. Habuki, PhD, PresidentEdward M. Feasel, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of FacultyArchibald E. Asawa, Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFOTomoko Takahashi, PhD, Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment & Dean of Graduate SchoolWendy Harder, MBA, APR, Director of Community RelationsKatherine King, PHR, Director of Human ResourcesHyon J. Moon, EdD, Dean of StudentsAndrew Woolsey, EdD, Director of Enrollment Services

    We would like to thank our Board of Trustees and our Administration for their extraordinary support of Soka Performing Arts Center

    With deepest gratitude to the donors who made Soka Performing Arts Center possible. | (949) 480-4278 |

    Kris Knudsen, JDKaren Lewis, PhDDaniel Nagashima, MBAGene Marie OConnell, RN, MSDavid P. Roselle, PhDYoshiki TanigawaShunichi Yamada, MBA

    Soka Performing Arts Center Staff:David C. Palmer, General ManagerRebecca Pierce Goodman, Marketing and Administrative ManagerShannon Lee Blas, Patron Services ManagerSam Morales, Technical Services ManagerSteve Baker, House Manager; Lindsey Cook, Stage Manager; Marcia Garcia, Production Coordinator; Kay Matsuyama, Sound & Video Technician; Ray Mau, Lighting Technician; May Nakatsuka, Stage TechnicianJim Merod, Director, Jazz Monsters Series and Soka University Jazz FestivalStudents of Soka University of America who serve as patron and technical services crew, as well as marketing assistants. Citizens of Aliso Viejo and surrounding communities who volunteer their service as ushers and hospitality aides.

    Our Sponsors and Partners:The Orange County Register, KJazz 88.1, KUSC 91.5, California Presenters, and California Arts Council.