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Outdoor Summer Music Series: Music of Japan

Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jonathan Crick and Kyoko Takeda

 

This is the second concert of The Outdoor Summer Music Series, presenting music from world destinations in relaxed outdoor settings. This Series concludes on June 17th with an outdoor workshop and concert at Balboa Park featuring San Diego-based Choro Sotaque playing vintage Brazilian jazz in celebration of World Music Day (Fête de la Musique) .

Enjoy a calming outdoor performance of Japanese instrumental music with koto player Kyoko Takeda and shakuhachi player Jonathan Crick, two members of the San Diego ensemble Blue Kanon. These musicians regularly play at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.

Blue Kanon performs traditional and contemporary music on the Japanese koto (plucked board zither) and shakuhachi (bamboo flute). The group was formed in 2006, and since then has played for many cultural events in and around San Diego. The Japanese characters for Blue Kanon (舞流華音) translate as “dancing, flowing, brilliant sound.” In English, the name suggests the wonderful blue sky and ocean that we enjoy here in San Diego.

Kyoko Takeda was born in Tokyo, Japan and worked professionally as an engineer. She started studying Koto in 1982. Kyoko began performing publicly in 2000. She has been studying under the tutelage of the famous koto player/composer Toshihiko Mizuno since 2004.

Jonathan Crick studied clarinet with Charles Freebern, Don Baird and Daniel Magnusson. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from SDSU and was given the Outstanding Music Major and Outstanding Orchestra Member awards in his senior year. Since 1965 he has performed with numerous ensembles in San Diego, and has performed solo works in Matsumoto and Kyoto, Japan; Galway, Ireland; and Borlange, Sweden. He has given private music lessons in San Diego and in Galway, where he introduced the Suzuki Recorder Method.

This free concert will take place at the East Plaza Gazebo of Seaport Village. Nestled away on the east side of the village, the white gazebo and courtyard are ideal for a relaxing concert experience. Bring a chair or grab one of the picnic tables in the courtyard.

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Getting to Seaport Village

Public Transportation
Seaport Village is across the street from the Seaport Village trolley stop, and a short walk from the Sante Fe Train Depot serviced by Amtrak and the San Diego Metro Coaster.

Parking
Enter from Kettner Blvd. and turn left into the East Plaza Parking Lot. Parking is $5 for 2 hrs with a purchase of $10 or more. Without a $10 purchase, parking is $8/hour. Get more details here.

For detailed information please visit the Seaport Village website.

Walking to the East Gazebo

Enjoy your stroll through the village towards Buster’s Beach House. You will see the white gazebo and courtyard directly in front of the restaurant. Here is a helpful Seaport Village map.

Financial support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

SD Commission for Arts and Culture

Details

Date:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo
807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Website:
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
Website:
centerforworldmusic.org

Details

Date:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
, ,

Venue

Seaport Village, East Plaza Gazebo
807 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

Organizer

Center for World Music
Phone:
(619) 363-3007
Email:
info@centerforworldmusic.org
Website:
centerforworldmusic.org