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June 14, 2017

Brandon Music hosts back-to-back shows with Hiroya Tsukamoto and Northern Third Piano Quartet

Brandon Music hosts back-to-back shows with Hiroya Tsukamoto and Northern Third Piano Quartet

Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.—Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He takes audiences on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Tsukamoto “plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth,” according to Celine Keating of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Be a part of the journey when he performs at Brandon Music Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Then, on June 17, the Northern Third Piano Quartet, made up of top Vermont professional instrumentalists, returns to Brandon Music to perform “Night Pieces,” a powerful program of music by Beethoven, Brahms and Martinů, at 7:30 p.m. Martinů’s “Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola” is cheerful, and a homage to Baroque and Renaissance styles with its polyphonic textures in the two parts. The work by Beethoven, Cello Sonata in C, is as playful as the “Three Madrigals,” though more complex. Finally, the group will perform Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, a masterpiece of almost symphonic scope.

The quartet includes violinist Sofia Hirsch, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist John Dunlop and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti. Founded in 2013, the group is noted for its strength of ensemble playing and emotive musicality, offering audiences a showcase of Vermont’s remarkable talent. Concert tickets are $20 for each of the performances. Reservations are recommended. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Music

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO

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