(AUBURN, NY – Jan. 21, 2020)— Hiroya Tsukamoto is back in Auburn this Friday after an astounding Auburn premiere at Auburn Public Theater in the 2018/19 season. He will once again lead a guitar workshop for guitarists of all levels the Saturday morning after his Friday concert. Tickets are on sale to both the concert and workshop at auburnpublictheater.org and at the box office (315 – 253 – 6669) for concert tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, and $10 student rush. For Saturday 11am workshop: $30 registration fee. Please register in advance for the workshop at the box office or online.
At the guitar workshop Tsukamoto led last season, Dan Orzechowski, writing for The Citizen, described Hiroya’s slight of hands as “like a magician with a rabbit,” holding the “group of local musicians in awe.”
Musicians who attended his workshop not only learned from one of the best, they got to enjoy hearing Hiroya play in a more intimate setting, as he used a hands-on approach to teach guitar technique and basics of music theory for songwriting. His workshop this year will have a similar dual focus on technique and songwriting.
Tsukamoto returns to Auburn on the heels of the December 2019 release of his new album “Window to the World.” His last album was released 5 years previously, so he used his vast touring experience from the past 5 years, going from town to town across nations, as inspiration for this newest album. He captured the feel of this lifestyle by recording this album in front of a live audience in a small recording studio in Maine. This work makes for a unique listening experience, somewhere between a studio and live album. Tsukamoto will have this new album available for sale at his Auburn Public Theater solo show.
Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions. Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally, including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. He has released six albums as a band leader.
Also this weekend:
Root Shock Sat. Jan 25 at 8pm! $12 advance/ $17 door/ $10 student rush. Tickets are moving fast!
Stage: A Feminist Extravaganza Jan 31 & Feb 1 at 7pm *in celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage & the 19th Amendment, an evening of wild feminist readings from 19 women. 10% of proceeds benefit 1st Amendment – 1st Vote, Inc.
Comedy: Kase Raso & Alex Pavone Feb. 8 at 8pm
Concert: Gaelic Storm Feb. 19 at 8pm
Concert: Nektar Feb. 21 at 8pm
Concert: Colleen Kattau with Dos XX Feb. 22 at 8pm
Comedy: CCC Comedy Nite Jay Black & Azeem Feb. 28 at 8pm
Concert: Leo Crandall Feb. 29 at 8pm
Auburn Public Theater is a non-profit multi-venue performing arts center located in the heart of downtown Auburn. Offering live events (music, comedy, theater, lectures), cinema, community events, a weekly open mic, arts education, & grants for artists and arts organizations, Auburn Public Theater is a place where all are welcome. Tickets to all events are available online at auburnpublictheater.org or by calling the box office on Fridays 10am-2pm and Mondays 10am-2pm at 315-253-6669. Tickets are also available on Eventbrite.com or by downloading the Eventbrite App to your phone. The box office opens 1 hour before all shows.