Guitarist, composer Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform at Stage 33

BELLOWS FALLS — Innovative guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto will bring his fusion of folk, jazz, and world music to Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls on Sunday, Dec. 22, in a special 2 p.m. matinee performance for a well-timed break from the holiday rush.

Eclectic and immersive, Tsukamoto takes audiences on an earthy, organic odyssey. In addition to original compositions, his repertoire travels the world of traditional music.

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.

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 group released three acclaimed records. Tsukamoto has also released three highly regarded solo albums.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, with a chair up front guaranteed until 40 tickets are sold. $20 at the door, with any remaining chairs behind the reserved rows first-come first-served. Advance tickets are available at - all ticket sales support the performer.

Attendees may bring their own portable seating to set up behind the house chairs or to use in place of their reserved chair if they wish. Coffee, soda, water, and snacks will be available by donation.

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