Kick-off concert for the Keiko Abe Marimba Academy with international marimba virtuoso and composer, Keiko Abe. The Monday concert will feature Keiko Abe and her students from the Toho University in Tokyo, Japan, performing a special arrangement of Abe-sensei's work, "The Wave Impressions II," and "Marimba Spiritual," by Minoru Miki. This concert will also include performances of traditional marimba musics of Ghana, Guinea, and Mexico, showing some of the roots of the modern day marimba. Tickets: $10 ($8 students with ID). Special ticket package price available to patrons purchasing both the opening night and closing concert. Please call (716-673-3501) or visit the ticket office for special package pricing. The 2013 Keiko Abe Academy is generously supported by the Yamaha Corporation; the SUNY Fredonia School of Music; Christian R. Granger, '66; Carnahan-Jackson Humanities Fund; Fred W. Boelter; the Fredonia Student Association and the Fredonia Percussion Guild.