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Wendy’s Soiree Series returns with concert by Su Terry

GUILFORD—Su Terry brings her one-woman show, Samurai: Their Secret Life, to Vermont on Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., as part of Wendy’s Soiree Series, co-presented with Temple of Artists.

The show is a unique presentation of projected images with live narration and shakuhachi (Japanese flute) music.

Known as a woodwind virtuoso, as well as a nine-time USKSF gold medalist in taijiquan, Su Terry has combined her passions for both music and martial arts in this first U.S. performance for one night only.

“The legendary samurai warriors of Japan never disappeared,” organizers say in a news release. “They still exist in movies, books, and websites. The image of the samurai is so powerful it’s even used to sell popular products.

Terry will explain the secrets that not only made the samurai fierce warriors, but also enabled them to transform themselves after the Shogun effectively eliminated them from society for political reasons.

The haunting sound of the shakuhachi has been described as “nature whispering her secrets,” and even as an entry into Nirvana.

Suggested donation is $15–$20. The performance takes place at 2596 Tater Lane in Guilford. For directions and further information, call Wendy Redlinger at 802-254-6189 or email

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Originally published in The Commons issue #706 (Wednesday, March 15, 2023). This story appeared on page B8.

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