9/26/21, Sunday: Hiroya Tsukamoto (matinee)

Stage 33 Live’s COVID policy may change without warning if emerging conditions warrant, but at the time of this publication is as follows: “If you aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19, we request that you wear a mask and maintain a six-foot social distance at our events. Vaccinated people are also welcome to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Our chairs are movable and configurable – if you need or wish to make a social-distanced seating pod for your party, arrive early and we’ll help you do it. Note that the three front rows aren’t available as pod space, and people who have already arrived and have chosen their seats will not be expected to move. GUIDANCE MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Note that some shows may have tighter restrictions by the performer’s request. Any additional per-show guidance will be found on the individual show pages on this website.”

Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto plays an immersive fusion of folk, jazz, and world music at a special 2:00 PM matinee on September 26 at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; limited seating; recorded and filmed. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice. (Read press release.)

•   Advance tickets for this show are $15 plus the transaction fee charged by Paypal (1.99% + 49 cents = 79 cents per ticket for this show) so that the performer receives the full amount. (Tickets will be $20 at the door.)
•   A Paypal account is not required. They try to make it look like it is, but there will be a link to proceed without one.
•   All gate receipts go to the performer (less the 11th ticket which goes toward promotion costs).
•   If you wish, you may tip the performer above the ticket price.
•   You can change the number of tickets / reservations on the sales page.
•   SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40. Chairs will be saved (but not assigned) for advance ticket holders starting from the front row, and only 40 advance tickets will be sold. If any chairs are available behind the ones reserved for advance ticket holders, those will be first-come first-served.
•   If our 40 chairs all get reserved, advance sales will automatically close. There will still be limited standing room.
•   Advance sales will shut down at midnight the day before the show whether or not there are chairs left; any remaining chairs will be available first come first served.
•   After completing, a “success” page should pop up and you should get an email from Paypal.
•   The name you give will be on a list at the door. All you have to do is show up. There are no physical tickets.
•   We won’t sell your info to anybody. We won’t even add you to our secret email newsletter coterie unless you ask.
•   Questions? Drop us a line at stage33@stage33live.com or text/voicemail 802-289-0148.


Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto will bring his fusion of folk, jazz, and world music back to Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls on September 26 for a special matinee performance.

Tsukamoto leads concerts internationally, including multiple appearances at the Blue Note in New York City and on Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won second place in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

Eclectic and immersive, Tsukamoto takes audiences on an earthy, organic odyssey. In addition to original compositions, his repertoire travels the world of traditional music. While his instrumental abilities are breathtaking, he also connects to audiences with his engaging personality.

Born and raised in Japan, Tsukamoto was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In Boston, he formed the group Interoceanico with musicians from different continents, including Latin Grammy-winning Marta Gomez; that ensemble released three acclaimed records. Hiroya has also released four highly regarded solo albums.

In a front-page Arts feature about Stage 33 Live subsequent to his first appearance, Tsukamoto said, “I played at Stage 33 Live for the first time last December. That was the last concert of 2019 out of 100 shows I did last year, and that show made my year.”

“The fingerpicking is delicate, fluid, and beautifully detailed.” — Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“… chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.” — Jazz Review

This is a special 2:00 matinee; there will be no opening act, so plan a timely arrival. Tickets are $15 in advance through stage33live.com, or $20 at the door. COVID-19 protocol in effect which may change without notice, see stage33live.com.

Stage 33 Live is an industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performers in an intimate setting. The performances are recorded and filmed. Seating is limited. No bar or kitchen, the music is the mission; snacks by donation. Find more info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com



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