LYNDONVILLE – Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto. composer and songwriter, will teach an acoustic guitar workshop, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m., and will then perform a solo show, also on February 18, at 7 p.m. Both events will take place at the York Street Meeting House in Lyndonville. Each event requires its own ticket.
Hiroya Tsukamoto in concert will feature a musical journey as the guitarist and songwriter builds soundscapes to impart a mood of peace and tranquility. “(Tsukamoto’s) finger-picking is delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed,” raves Acoustic Guitar.
The York Street Meeting House, a renovated venue (formerly a church) with magnificent acoustics, is a perfect location for Tsukamoto’s captivating fusion of folk, jazz, and world music. Tickets are available now at the Catamount box office or online, or patrons can purchase tickets at the door on the day of the show.
At 4 p.m., guitar students ages 13 and up, and with a knowledge of basic chords, are invited to join Tsukamoto for a demonstration of finger-style techniques including chords and basic theory. Tsukamoto will discuss how to build a daily practice to steadily improve skills, and he will break down musical elements such as tone and rhythm to help students set goals and work efficiently to reach them.
Tsukamoto’s Acoustic Guitar Workshop is limited to 10 people, so early registration is encouraged.
Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Hiroya Tsukamoto began playing the five-string banjo at the age of 13 and took up the guitar shortly thereafter. A Berklee College of Music scholarship brought him to the U.S., where he formed the multicontinental band Interoceanico, with whom he released three albums. To purchase tickets for his solo concert, or to register for his Acoustic Guitar Workshop, visit catamountarts.org or call (802) 748-2600.