The SF Zen Center is celebrating 50 years of inner peace and good vibes with a benefit concert at the SF Conservatory of Music, Resounding Compassion: A Concert For Peace. The show will benefit SFZC's City Center, an urban temple situated in Hayes Valley, as well as Shinryu-in Temple in Miyagi, Japan, which was badly damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The concert will premiere two original works ("All's Farrow" and "Circle, Triangle, Square - A Benediction for Peace") by Shinji Eshima, a double-bassist in the SF Ballet (Associate Principal) and SF Opera Orchestras who recently scored the music for SF Ballet's RAkU. Talented violinist Asuka Annie Yano (SF Opera) will also perform, with a brand new violin built by craftsman Muneyuki Nakazawa - who repurposes wood from the uprooted trees and loose beams that once supported houses now washed away by the March 11, 2011 tsunami in Japan. Pretty awesome.
Tickets are $30-$40. For more info on the concert and SF Zen Center's other 50th anniversary festivities, check out http://50years.sfzc.org
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