Friday, December 04, 2009

"Autumn Moon" Concert at Bloedel Reserve; Oct. 11, '08

The Japanese Garden of the beautiful Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, was the scene for an evening of music with World Flute Musician Gary Stroutsos. The Guest House in the Garden, designed by legendary Pacific NW architect Paul Kirk, housed about 40 guests for this intimate engagement. Prior to the music starting, and during an after-concert wrap-up; WaSabiDou was on hand to serve tea. Aa subtle asamushi sencha from Ashikubo in Shizuoka was the main selection. For those wanting to avoid caffeine, we had a nice roasted houjicha to enjoy. Gary is a close friend of mine, and we've collaborated on numerous projects in the past. This was just a relaxing evening of meditative music, in a beautifully designed building, set in an etheral natural landscape. It couldn't be called be work by any stretch of the imagination. Please visit the Bloedel Reserve's website and that of Gary Stroutsos to take you to a place of relaxation wherever you are.

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