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Glen Shouyuu Swann performs Japanese shakuhachi flute at St. Philip’s in New Hope

Glen Shouyuu Swann will play the Japanese shakuhachi flute as part of the “Music at St. Philip’s” 2019 season on Sept. 21.

Entitled “Sunset of Autumn,” the concert will include pieces “both meditative and musical, centuries old and new, with an emphasis on the beauty and impermanence crystallized in the season of autumn,” according to organizers.

Swann has played the shakuhachi since 1994, after studying under teachers Tomie Hahn and Steven Rowland before receiving his master’s license in 2011 from Kawase Junsuke III.  He also teaches Japanese tea ceremony and Tai Chi Chuan, and continues to explore other East Asian meditative arts.

The performance will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., in the historic St. Philip’s Episcopal Church at 10 Chapel Road in New Hope.

Admission is free and the concert is open to the public. Donations for the performer and St. Philip’s will be gratefully accepted.

Upcoming performers in the “Music at St. Philip’s” 2019 season include violinist Alexandre Djokic and pianist Roburt Gajdos, and cello and piano duo Noelle and Sebastian Grand.

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