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San Diego Guitar Festival: Opening Night Featuring Shin-ichi Fukuda

On April 20, 2018, San Diego Guitar Festival (SDGF) and Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) will join forces to present Japan’s premier classical guitarist, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, in a 7 p.m. concert at the Inamori Pavilion for the opening night of SDGF’s third anniversary season.

For this first-time performance in San Diego, Fukuda has chosen to prepare a concert featuring original music dedicated to him by Japanese composers, as well as some fan-favorites, including his own guitar transcription of a Bach Cello Suite and songs by The Beatles arranged for solo guitar by Japanese composer, Toru Takemitsu.

Fukuda will be playing on a new, custom-built guitar, specially designed for him by the legendary Japanese guitar builder, Masaki Sakurai, to celebrate his 50th anniversary of guitar making.

As a celebration of Japanese arts and culture, a pre-concert introduction will be presented by architect Kotaro Nakamura, who designed the Inamori Pavilion inspired by a traditional architectural style of Japan.

Guests will be able to purchase wine and beer before the concert and tour the lush garden. Following the concert, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist during a catered reception, included in the price of a VIP ticket.

For more information regarding the San Diego Guitar Festival, please visit the website.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo of Shin-Ichi Fukuda. Courtesy of the Japanese Frien...

Above: Photo of Shin-Ichi Fukuda. Courtesy of the Japanese Friendship Garden.

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