Drawing Room Concert Features an Acoustic Mix of Japanese Folk Songs and Originals
Event Includes Wine & Cheese Reception and Exclusive Access to the Glen Burnie House

Winchester, VA 11/13/17…Japanese folks songs and acoustic originals from guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto, a wine-and-cheese reception, and special evening access to the Glen Burnie House and surrounding seven-acre gardens will highlight the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) Glen Burnie Salon Series concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.

For the concert, the Glen Burnie House and Gardens will open at 6 p.m., wine and cheese will be served in the house, and attendees may explore the house and gardens at their leisure. The performance will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Glen Burnie House drawing room.

Born in Kyoto, Japan, and now living New York, Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind guitarist, composer, and singer. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen and took up the guitar shortly thereafter. After receiving a scholarship in 2000 to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hiroya Tsukamoto formed the band Interoceanico with musicians from different continents. Including Colombian singer and Latin Grammy nominee Marta Gomez, the group released the records The Other Side of the World, Confluencia, and Where the River Shines. As a solo artist, Hiroya Tsukamoto has released two albums—Heartland and Places. Hiroya Tsukamoto has performed throughout the United States and internationally, appearing on major international television stations in Japan and Korea.

Hiroya Tsukamoto’s performances have been described as innovative, impressionistic journeys that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. For his concert at the MSV, Tsukamoto will perform original compositions and the Japanese folk songs “Oborozukiyo” and “Asadoya Yunta.”

Tickets to the concert—which include the performance, the wine-and-cheese reception, and admission to the house and gardens—are $20 per person for MSV Members and SU faculty. Tickets for full-time students are $10. For all others, tickets are $30. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must purchase tickets in advance by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240, or visiting www.theMSV.org.

A regional cultural center, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV complex—which includes the Glen Burnie House, seven acres of gardens, and galleries (not open during the salon concerts)—is open Tuesday through Sunday. Additional information is available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–

About the Glen Burnie House and Gardens:

The Glen Burnie House sits on land that Winchester-founder James Wood settled in 1735. Wood’s son Robert built the oldest portions of the house in 1793 and 1794. Descendant Julian Wood Glass Jr. (1910–1992) became the house’s sole owner in the 1950s; with partner R. Lee Taylor (1924–2000), he transformed the Glen Burnie House into a country retreat surrounded by acres of formal gardens featuring fountains, sculptures, and intimate garden rooms. After Glass’s death, the house and gardens opened to the public in 1997. The house underwent an extensive, three-year preservation and renovation project from 2011 to 2014 and reopened with a new visitor experience. Interpretive panels in the house show visitors archival images of people who have lived in Glen Burnie over the generations and a fully furnished miniature model of the Glen Burnie House provides visitors with an exacting look at how Glass and Taylor furnished the house as their private residence. Added to Glen Burnie in 1959, the drawing room features three crystal chandeliers and provides the perfect setting for the Glen Burnie Salon Series.