Tea à Tempo: Roly Poly String Trio

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Tea à Tempo: Roly Poly String Trio

August 17, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

by donation

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Salt Spring Island’s music lovers are sure to be enchanted by the upcoming Tea à Tempo concert in All Saints by the Sea on August 17. Roly Poly String Trio will be offering music played on an unusual combination of instruments – classical guitar, Celtic harp, and Koto. The name Roly Poly comes from the family business of Japanese rice balls, now well known on Salt Spring and beyond. Their music-making is also a family affair and, on this occasion, played by Aki, Akiko, and Anika Otsu.

Aki Otsu learned to read music as a teenager and started playing guitar during those years in Japan. He was soon playing an electric guitar with various bands, which continued as a hobby for 30 years. He learned to play classical guitar in Vancouver after moving to Canada in 2004 with his wife, Akiko, and their daughter, Anju.

Akiko Otsu began to play the Koto, the Japanese harp, at the age of ten in Osaka, Japan. After a hiatus during her high school years, she continued her studies in Vancouver where she and her teacher were invited to play at a New Year’s reception at the Japanese Consulate. The Koto, the national instrument of Japan, is a beautiful stringed instrument made of Kiri wood, about 180 centimeters in length and with 13 strings, strung over 13 moveable bridges. The strings are plucked using three finger picks. One of the highlights of the annual Blossom Festival on the Island is Akiko playing the Koto.

Anika Otsu began playing the Celtic harp five years ago, on Salt Spring Island, following in the footsteps of her older sister, Anju. The Celtic harp has a wonderful acoustic sound. The instrument is distinguishable by the lever mechanism to change the pitch, and with its twenty-six strings, it takes dedication to master. This gifted young musician has done just that.

The delightfully eclectic programme includes Japanese music, swing, as well as the well-known Pachelbel’s Canon.

The concert begins at 2:10 pm. Donations provide the honoraria for performers and contribute to the running of the Tea à Tempo series.

Tea and Treats, for $4.00, will be served immediately following the concert in the hall overlooking Ganges Harbour.

So bring a friend or visitor to the Island, be enchanted by the Roly Poly String Trio, and then have a delicious treat afterward.

Food, friends, and music! What more could you ask for? Hope to see you there.

The Music Makers

Salt Spring Island’s music lovers are sure to be enchanted by the upcoming Tea à Tempo concert in All Saints by-the-Sea on August 17. Roly Poly String Trio will be offering music played on an unusual combination of instruments – classical guitar, Celtic harp, and Koto. The name Roly Poly comes from the family business of Japanese rice balls, now well known on Salt Spring and beyond. Their music-making is also a family affair and, on this occasion, played by Aki, Akiko, and Anika Otsu.

Aki Otsu learned to read music as a teenager and started playing guitar during those years in Japan. He was soon playing an electric guitar with various bands, which continued as a hobby for 30 years. He learned to play classical guitar in Vancouver after moving to Canada in 2004 with his wife, Akiko, and their daughter, Anju.

Akiko Otsu began to play the Koto, the Japanese harp, at the age of ten in Osaka, Japan. After a hiatus during her high school years, she continued her studies in Vancouver where she and her teacher were invited to play at a New Year’s reception at the Japanese Consulate. The Koto, the national instrument of Japan, is a beautiful stringed instrument made of Kiri wood, about 180 centimeters in length and with 13 strings, strung over 13 moveable bridges. The strings are plucked using three finger picks. One of the highlights of the annual Blossom Festival on the Island is Akiko playing the Koto.

Anika Otsu began playing the Celtic harp five years ago, on Salt Spring Island, following in the footsteps of her older sister, Anju. The Celtic harp has a wonderful acoustic sound. The instrument is distinguishable by the lever mechanism to change the pitch, and with its twenty-six strings, it takes dedication to master. This gifted young musician has done just that.

The delightfully eclectic programme includes Japanese music, swing, as well as the well-known Pachelbel’s Canon.

The concert begins at 2:10 pm. Donations provide the honoraria for performers and contribute to the running of the Tea à Tempo series.

Tea and Treats, for $4.00, will be served immediately following the concert in the hall overlooking Ganges Harbour.

So bring a friend or visitor to the Island, be enchanted by the Roly Poly String Trio, and then have a delicious treat afterward.

Food, friends, and music! What more could you ask for? Hope to see you there.

The Music Makers

All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church

110 Park Dr
Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2R7

Phone:(250-537-2171)

Details

Date:
August 17, 2022
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
by donation
Website:
https://www.saltspringanglican.ca/ministries/music/pages/music-makers

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