Past Performances & Events July 2014–present

Gig History July 2010–June 2013
Gig History 2007–June 2010

Gig History 2002–2006

Dates are listed latest to earliest

Date Event
   

12/12/17

Vesey performance

12/12/17

Rincon Country RV Resort workshop

12/9/17

Tucson Marathon

11/25/17

Private family reunion workshop

11/5/17

All Souls Procession

10/26/17

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour. Decorate a lantern cover in honor of your loved ones. Lanterns will be distributed before the Procession on Nov. 5, carried along the route and covers burned in the Urn during the finale. Donations to the All Souls Procession invited.Takamatsu Restaurant, 5532 E Speedway Blvd

10/25/17

ASP Obon Dance Workshop. You can learn the dance in one session, but come to others for practice, work on costumes and the Procession Drum Cart. Donations to the All Souls Procession invited. Last session ia Sat. 10/28, 12:30pm–approx. 2:00pm.
5:00pm to approx. 6:15pm

10/14/17

Tucson Meet Yourself. Our 16th year at Tucson’s favorite festival. We perform Saturday on the Alameda St. Stage at 5pm

10/7/17

Rogue Taiko 2017. Odaiko Sonora celebrates our 15th Anniversary at The Rogue Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and will be available from any Odaiko Sonora member, by calling The Rogue Theatre box office (520) 551-2053, or online a the Rogue Theatre ticket pages: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
2:00pm and 7:30pm

  9/28/17

Lumies
DeMeester Performance Center, Reid Park

  9/15/17

Blue Chip Equiss Social Justice Retreat in Prescott this year

  9/9/17

The New Rhythm Industry Review. For the miraculous 10th year Anniversary of operations at our studio, we’re kicking off a series of new Reviews. Some of you may remember how fun these events were: a recital, party, family gathering and dance jam all rolled into one. All proceeds support the only artist-owned performing arts incubator in the whole southwest! Featuring Odaiko Sonora, Flam Chen, Sol Axé, Yarrow King, Movement Salon, Logan Dirtyverbs Phillips and other members of the Rhythm Industry Performance Factory family of arts groups.

  8/11/17

Taiko Ten. Odaiko Sonora will be one of ten groups across the nation chosen to showcase contemporary taiko at the North American Taiko Conference in San Diego

   6/26 –
6/29/17

Cochise College Summer Camp Sierra Vista, AZ

  5/6/17

OMA Showcase of the Arts. See the culmination of a year of arts-integration by TUSD's award-winning Opeing Minds Through the Arts program. Students from our ACA supported taiko program at Cavett Elementary will perform.

  5/6/17

Project 108. Join Tucson Yoga at 7am for the 13th annual 108 Surya Namaskars for World Peace. Himmel Park

  4/3/17

May Day event with Japanese Chidren's Day exhibit at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

  4/8/17

Downtown Tucson
2nd Saturday Downtown. Odaiko Sonora opens up monthly festivities on the Scott Ave. stage. Join us for a little song, a little dance and the start to a beautiful evening!

  3/25/17

Super Lani-chan Dance Hour at Con-Nichiwa Conference

  3/18/17

Rancho del Lago

  3/4/17

3/4/17
The Very Big Show Planned Parenthood fundraiser

  3/1/17

3/1/17
Desert Pueblo Mobile Home Park

  2/25 &
2/26/17

AZ Matsuri. A must see for those interested in things Japanese! Odaiko Sonora's 9th year performing. Don your yukata, grab your higasa, and join us for two days of fun! Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. 6th St., Phoenix

  2/11/17

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Lunar New Year at Tucson Mall

 1/12 –
1/29/17

"The White Snake." OS Director Karen Falkenstrom will be playing music for the score of this play, based on the ancient Chinese tale of a magical white snake that comes down the mountain in the form of a woman. Tickets availableby calling 520-551-2053 or visiting The Rogue website

  1/14/17

Tucson Japanese Festival. Formerly the Tucson Mochitsuki, or New Year's rice-pounding celebration, this will be the 4th year the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition sponsors the lovely festival.
11am–3pm art Pima Community College downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone

12/10/16

Tucson Marathon, our 14th year!

11/6/16

All Souls Procession, our 12th year

11/5/16

Walk to End Alzheimer's

10/30/16

Cyclovia, stationed at Yume Japanese Gardens

10/28/16

TEDx Talk: Desert Vibes, Exploring the Tucson Sound at the Rialto Theatre

10/27/16

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour. Decorate a lantern cover in honor of your loved ones. Lanterns will be distributed before the Procession on Nov. 6, carried along the route and covers burned in the Urn during the finale. Donation to the Nov. 4–6 All Souls Procession Weekend invited. Odaiko Sonora has headed the procession with our drum cart for over a decade. Join us for the walk, the dance and remembering.

10/22/16

AART Buchiawase 2.1

10/19/16

ASP Obon Dance & Chant Workshop. Learn the dance, learn the chant, then join us on Nov. 6 for the Procession. First of 2

10/8/16

Tucson Meet Yourself is the oldest ongoing cultural festival in the USA. Our Performing Ensemble and Community Group perform at 2pm, joined by AART students from our current All Ages Recreational Taiko class on one song. After that, the Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition co-sponsors a special obon dance focus till 3:45pm. Join us for the dance!

10/6/16

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour. Decorate a lantern cover in honor of your loved ones. Lanterns will be distributed before the Procession on Nov. 6, carried along the route and covers burned in the Urn during the finale. Donation to the Nov. 4–6 All Souls Procession Weekend invited. Odaiko Sonora has headed the procession with our drum cart for over a decade. Join us for the walk, the dance and remembering. First of 5

  9/16/16

EQUISS Leadership retreat

  8/13/16

AART Sonoran Sway through 10/1/16

  7/25/16

Sahuaro High School Band Camp

  6/27/16

Cochise College Summer Camp through 6/30/116

  5/30/16

Ash Creek School residency through 6/2/16

  5/7/16

Taste of Asia festival

  5/1/16

Tucson Folk Festival

  3/19/16

Tucson Area Wiccan Association

  3/6/16

Race for the Cure

  3/5/16

YWCA of Southern AZ Diversity Lunch

  2/27/16

AZ Matsuri

  2/20/16

TCCC gala fundraiser

  2/13/16

Chinese New year

  1/9/16

Tucson Mochitsuki

  1/6/16

Borton Elementary School residency through 2/2/16

12/4/15

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary

11/21/15

UA Poetry Festival Family Day

11/19/15

PCC Diversity Week

10/19/15

Tucson Roadrunners A-Mountain run

10/16/15

EQUISS Blue Chip Leadership retreat

10/10/15

Tucson Meet Yourself

  9/12/15

2nd Saturday Downtown

  8/12/15

Prince Elementary School residency begins (through 9/2/16)

  6/23/15

Department of Education: Leading AZ Conference

  5/29/15

Davis Monthan Luau

  5/2/15

Children's Day at Yume Japanese Gardens.

  4/25/15

Japanese Speech Contest. UA Campus

  4/25/15

International Pharmacy Student Federation dinner. Chinese Cultural Center

  4/15/15

Somatechnics conference evening presentation. Odaiko Sonora will appear sometime between 8-10pm. Club Congress

  4/15/15

LGBT Day of Silence: breaking of silence. UA Mall

  3/22/15

Race for the Cure. 7-7:40am

  3/16/15

Ash Creek residency through 3/9/16

  3/14/15

Tucson Festival of Books, storytelling performance. 3:30–4pm

  2/8/15

pre-KODO concert Arts Encounter with middel school students sponsored by TUSD's Opening Minds Through the Arts and Arts Express. Centennial Hall.
2pm

  2/20/15

TUSD Lunar New Year concert. 10–11:30am

  2/21 & 2/22/15

The 31st Arizona Matsuri. A must see for those interested in things Japanese! Odaiko Sonora's 9th year performing. Don your yukata, grab your higasa, and join us for two days of fun! Free! Heritage Square, Phoenix

  2/25/15

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Lecture Demo. 11:15am–12:10pm

  1/10/15

Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition's 2nd Annual Tucson Mochitsuki. Enjoy rice pounding demos, mochi tasting, Japanese games, origami, and music by Odaiko Sonora, singer Yuki Ibuki, and others. Raffle every hour. General Admission: $5 (children 5 and under are free). See the Mochitsuki Facebook page. 11am–2:30pm

  1/1/14

Private New Years party

12/17/14

Students' end of semester concert at Prince Elementary School

12/8/14

TUCSON MARATHON. Our annual taiko marathon in support of the runners. Roughly 5 hours of contiuous drumming from dawn to noon!

11/9/14

25th ALL SOULS PROCESSION. For 10 years we've provided the heartbeat at the head of the Procession. Now we'll also be the music spirit group for the Finale! International guest taiko players, $100,000 of drums... and fire! Join us in this amazing community ritual commemorating and celebrating the lives of our ancestors and loved ones.
Assemble at 6th Ave. underpass. Procession starts at 6pm through downtown to the Mercado

11/1/14

ASP Obon Dance Workshop & Chant practice. You can learn the dance in this one final session! We'll practice the chant in the last part of the workshop 12:15–1pm

10/30/14

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour, Takamatsu Restaurant. This is our last happy hour.

10/25/14

ASP Obon Dance & Chant Workshop. Twice today! You can learn the dance and chant in one session, but come to others for practice, work on costumes and the Procession Drum Cart. Final session is 11/1 12:15–1:30pm & 4:30–5:45pm

10/23/14

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour, Takamatsu Restaurant, 5532 E Speedway Blvd.We'll be decorating this week, so be prepared to cut, glue, write and draw. Our last happy hour is 10/30.

10/22/14

RESIDENCY at Prince Elementary School, supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Runs weekly through Dec. 17

10/19/14

TMC Get Moving Tucson Event: A-Mountain Half-Marathon, Tucson Lifestyle 5k & Cox Charities 1-Mile

10/18/14

ASP Obon Dance Workshop. You can learn the dance in one session, but come to others for practice, work on costumes and the Procession Drum Cart. Following sessions are 10/25 & 11/1.

10/18/14

ASP Lantern-making Workshop. Family friendly, with Community Group members and Youth Taiko students at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory

10/18/14

AART class thru Nov.22

10/16/14

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour.
Takamatsu Restaurantm 5523 E Speedway Blvd. Later lantern-making sessions are 10/18, 10/23 & 10/30.

10/11/14

TUCSON MEET YOURSELF. Catch our 14th year of performing at this beloved Tucson festival. We're on the Church Street stage as part of the Global Carnival. 6:30–7:15pm

10/9/14

ASP Lantern-making Happy Hour at Takamatsu Restaurant. Following lantern-making sessions are 10/16, 10/18, 10/23 & 10/30.

 9/26/14

Triangle Y
Equiss Teambuilding Workshop

 9/6/14

Japanese Vocal and ASP Chant Workshop with Aki Takahashi. Learn basic Japanese vocal techniques and the chant that will spread through the crowd at this year's All Souls finale. The workshop is FREE, though donations to support Aki's travel and the All Souls Procession will be accepted.

 9/6/14

AART class runs through Oct 4

 7/26/14

Modern Street car opening celebration

 7/6/14

Tanabata Matsuri hosted by Sakura No Kai, the Japanese arts and culture club of Sierra Vista. Get the flyer (896k pdf) Sierra Vista, 11:30–3:30pm



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