Past Performances & Events 2007– June 2010

 

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Gig History 2002–2006
Gig History July 2010–Jun 2014
Most Recent Gig History

Dates are listed earliest to latest

2007 Event
1/19/07

Red Rocks Elementary School, workshop and performance

1/21/07

JAST Shinenkai at OS SPACE

2/8/07

Ha:san Middle School, a charter school for O'odham youth (Showcase outreach)

2/10/07

Pan-Asian Community Alliance Lunar New Year Banquet Fundraiser

2/16/07

Tucson Unified School District Lunar New Year concert at Tucson High Magnet School

2/17/07

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center New Year fundraising dinner celebration.

2/24 & 2/25/07

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan. Heritage and Science Park, Phoenix

2/25/07

Desert Diamond Casino Lunar New Year Celebration

3/5/07

San Tan Heights, Pinal County School District

3/6/07

Fox Theater, downtown Tucson. Southern Arizona Small Business Awards (SASIEs). Opening song

3/10/07

Vail Pride Day. Pima County Fairgrounds

3/15/07

Drexel Elementary Arts Day. 30 minute hands-on sessions with demonstrations.

4/1/07

Team-building with UA Library at Odaiko Sonora SPACE

4/12, 13 & 14/07

Funhouse Movement Theater In Concert. Two matinees & two evening shows at the PCC Center for the Arts.

4/14/07

UA Center for Early Academic Outreach, Sunnyside School District Workshop

4/19/07

San Manuel Jr/Sr High Workshop and Concert

4/21/07

5th Annual Japanese Speech Contest

4/24/07

UApresents Season Announcement Event at Centennial Hall

4/25/07

Marana Middle School workshop (Showcase outreach)

4/28/07

Parent Aid WE CARE event at the Pima Air & Space Museum

 5/8/07

Raytheon Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration.

 5/9/07

NAAAP cultural event and mixer at SPACE

 5/12/07

Inaugural Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

 5/19/07

3rd Annual Southern AZ Taiko Showcase! Joining us are Phoenix's Fushicho Daiko, Tucson's Suzuyuki-kai MoGan Daiko and special guest San Jose Taiko at the Berger Performing Arts Center, ASDB

 5/24/07

Vail High School graduation party

 5/30/07

Tucson Institute of Percussion summer camp.

 6/29/07

American Society for Training and Development—Greater Tucson Chapter. Team-building with taiko at Odaiko Sonora SPACE

 7/2–7/6/07

Fenster Ranch Summer Camp, southern Arizona's longest running summer camp, for ages 5-11

 7/18/07

Bistro Las Candelas Summer gourmet grill and entertainment series, benefit for Our Family Services

 8/10/07

Taiko Ten Concert, North American Taiko Conference, Seattle

 8/29/07

Bistro Las Candelas, murder mystery night

 9/22/07

Green Valley Recreation special event

 10/12/07

Tucson Meet Yourself

 10/13/07

UA Residence Life Workshop, 150 college students

 10/13/07

Pride in the Desert

 10/14/07

UA Poetry Center Housewarming Festival

 10/17/07

Marana Senior Center

 10/18/07

Begin 5-wk Degrazia Elementary School residency

 10/20/07

Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble workshops

 10/20/07

Fools' Hollow. Provided soundtrack for Flam Chen's Japanese Ghost Story, in which a heroic young girl gets help from different good yokai creatures to fight the evil Vampyrat Yokai. 

 10/27/07

Artsfest 2007, formerly Arts in the Park, the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council

 10/29/07

YWCA Youth Forum on Race

 11/4/07

All Souls Procession

 11/13/07

Benihana Restaurant Grand Re-opening!

 11/15/07

El Tour de Tucson dedication dinner

 11/16/07 Wingspan, Take Your Last Drag Show, smoking cessation awareness event
 11/20/07

DeGrazia Elementary. Five-week School Residency program each Thursday and Friday through Nov. 16, with two concerts on Nov. 20

 11/26 &  11/27/07

Marana Middle School Residency

 11/29/07

World Percussion Night, Crowder Hall. Free concert produced by the UA School of Music with UA World Music Gang and Batucaxé.

 12/2/07

Tucson Marathon. An annual tradition, we help bring 'em to the finish line in the last mile.

 12/9/07

4th Annual SoAZ Taiko Showcase. Our first all-AZ-group concert, featuring Odaiko Sonora, Suzuyuki-Kai MoGan Daiko, Fushicho Daiko of Phoenix, and special guest Tiffany Tamaribuchi of Sacramento Taiko Dan.

2008 Event
 1/1/08

119th Rose Parade Tournament of Roses kick-off, “Passport to the World’s Celebrations” by Up With People. Pasadena, CA

 1/13/08

Glassman Foundation Family Arts Festival. 40 minute finale for this full day of free family fun!

 1/16-
1/ 18/08

Stone Arch Creative Executive Training and conference performance.

 1/18/08

Triangle Y annual team-building workshop for the UA Center for Student Involved Leadership's Blue Chip Retreat.

 1/25 &
1/27/08

Mythos. Odaiko Sonora performs original soundtrack for dances choreographed by Theatrical Mime Theatre's Rick Wamer at the Stevie Eller

  2/8/08

Tucson Unified School District's annual Pan-Asian Studies Dept. New Year Concert

  2/9/08

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Second Annual Spring Festival: Celebrating the Year of the Rat.

 2/23 &
2/24/08

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan, Phoenix.

 3/7/08

St. Gregory Meet Yourself

 3/8/08

UA College of Education Conference on Literature and Literacy for Children and Adolescents

 3/10–14

St. Gregory's Mindfulness Week Residency

 3/10–5/19

Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School Residency

 3/12/08

Laguna Elementary Celebration of Book Club accomplishment

 3/14/08

Drexel Elementary Arts Day opening

 3/22/08

Van Buskirk Elementary

 3/22/08

Yoko Fujimoto, KASA (KODO Artsphere America) workshop tour.

 4/6/08

Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure

 4/15/08

PCC West

 4/16/08

Long Realty at the Tucson Zoo

 4/20/08

SHIDARA at the Fox Theatre

 4/26/08

6th Annual PCC Japanese Speech Contest.

 4/30/08

UA Library Living the Future Conference

 5/10/08

2nd Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival

 5/30/08

Davis-Monthan Annual Luau

 6/4/08

Ha:san Residency concert

 6/7/08

A full-length concert and hands-on for the Rancho Resort community, 15900 S. Rancho Resort Blvd. Sahuarita

 6/8/08

Private party at Pinnacle Peaks Savoy Room

 6/20 &
6/21/08

OTO Dance: Flying, Dance, Films III at the Stevie Eller Theatre, UA Campus

 6/23–
27/08

Fenster Ranch Camp

 8/23/08

Jinsei Foundation Natsu Matsuri, Durango, CO

 9/11/08

TPAC Grant Award Celebration, Temple of Music & Art

 9/13/08

Rhythm Industry Review

 10/11/08

Tucson Meet Yourself. This year we kick off the new Global Rhythms Stage in the Library Plaza, with hands-on workshops and performance. It's free, and it's Tucson!

 10/10 & 11/08

Funhouse Movement Theater at the Demeester, Reid Park. Two nights of live performance as soundtrack to this award-winning dance groups. Free!

 10/12/08

Patagonia Fall Festival of the Arts. Free

 10/24/08

Tohono Chul Park After Dark. Two 30 minute sets followed by hands-on with audience. Opening the new multi-sensory, touchable art exhibit.

 10/25/08

UA Jr. Scientists Kids' Day at the UA Science Library. We'll do a 10 minute fanfare to launch the celebration.

 10/29 & 10/31

Blenman Elementary concerts. Four performances of "Asako, the Girl Who Saved Her Village" wrap up a 5-week residency including all 2nd–5th graders!

 11/01/08

Korean community concert with special guests from L.A. at Rincon University HS

 11/09/08

All Souls Procession. Once again, we'll accompany the Urn cart for the length of the Procession, with a brief performance at the Hotel Congress corner. A free, public Community dance workshop is Wed., Nov. 5, 5:30–7:00pm at Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall

 11/14/08

DesertView Performing Arts Center & Mountain View Country Club. Tickets $15, $20 at door. Call 520-818-1000

 11/22/08

Congress St. Urban Block Party, starting at 6pm. Brought to you by the Downtown TucsonPartnership

 12/01/.08

SAAF World AIDS Day at Club Congress

 12/07/08

Tucson Marathon. Our annual taiko marathon in support of runners of all ages, sizes and missions.

 12/13/08

Rhythm Industry Review: Odaiko Sonora leads this quarterly recital/salon style event including, Theatrical Mime Theater, Movement Salon, Flam Chen, Batucaxé & more!

 1/12/09

Mary Meredith School 2-day residency begins

 1/16/09

UA Blue Chip Social Justice Retreat: team-building with college students.

 1/21/09

10- week Van Buskirk Elementary School after school residency begins

 1/22/09

2nd Annual Tucson Hispanic and Asian Chamber of Commerce Multi-Cultural Mixer

 1/24/09

Koji Nakamura workshop

 1/24/09

Tucson Women's Chorus

 1/25/09

Vietnamese New Year at Our Lady of LaVang Parish

 1/30/09

10th Annual TUSD Pan Asian Dept. Lunar New Year concert

 2/13/09

National Collegiate Leadership Conference

 2/21/09

Carnaval 2009. Batucaxé leads this festival of the season in Armory Park. Odaiko Sonora will be present throughtout, with spring festival traditions of east Asia.

 2/22/09

AZ Matsuri: Festival of Japan. Heritage Park, Phoenix

 2/26/09

Arizona Association of Student Councils State Convention

 3/14/09

Rhythm Industry Review. Our quarterly exposé of what happens inside one of Tucson's most vibrant performing arts incubator spaces.

 3/18/09

Women’s History Month celebration, DM Mirage Club

 3/21/09

4th Avenue Street Fair: Odaiko Sonora will do short songs and demos at the Cultural Exchange Pavilion

 4/11/09

7th Annual PCC Japanese Speech Contest, at PCC West

 4/19/09

Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure

 4/25/09

17th Street Market. We'll do three 15 minute sets between noon and 2pm. Great market, great gifts, great spirit!

 4/28–
   5/1/09

Senita Valley Elementary mini-residency

 5/2/09

Parent Aid Child Abuse Prevention Fundraiser

 5/7/09

5th Annual Lumies (Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards), Temple of Music & Art

 5/9/09

Southern AZ Korean Association Parents' Day event

 5/13/09

Lea King's annual party

 5/14/09

Access Tucson Parent College cable TV show

 5/22/09

UA Blue Chip Social Justice Retreat. Team-building with a group of community-conscious college students.

 5/23/09

Himmel Branch LIbrary, Tucson Pima Public Libraries. First in a series of "Big Drum Culture" lecture/demos at various branches of our excellent library system.

 5/30/09

Wilmot Library

 6/6/09

Nanini Libary

 6/1–
    6/12/09

Rhythm Industry & Tucson Circus Arts 1st Annual Circus Camp. Two weeks of as much fun as a kid ever dreamed of! Aerial silks, stilts, creative movement and banging on big drums!

 6/13/09

Rhythm Industry Review: featuring graduates from our 1st Annual Rhythm Industry Circus Camp!

 6/19/09

Sahuarita Library (at City Chambers)

 6/20/09

Arcosanti. Paolo Soleri's 90th birthday celebration, with Flam Chen and others

 6/24–
    6/25/09

Mt. Turnbull Academy, San Carlos Apache Reservation

 6/26/09

Madden Media team building workshop

 6/27/09

Mission Library

 8/22/09

Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) conference kick-off team building session

 9/6/09

HocofFest 09: Solar:Music:Audio 30 minute set on the Hoco Eco-Fair Solar Stage at the Maynards/Historic Depot Plaza

 9/11/09

Mesa Contemporary Arts Center Fall Exhibitions Opening Night

 9/17/09

New 4-week Taiko 'tweens unit begins. See classes page for more info.

 9/19/09

Intro to Taiko Workshop. See classes page for more info.

 9/19/09

Rhythm Industry Review: featuring performers who call Rhythm Industry Performance Factory their home...

 10/2/09

Bon Odori Tucson ASP Style. Subsequent practices are Saturdays, Oct 17, Oct 31 & Nov 7 from 12:30–1:30pm. See classes page for more info.

 10/3/09

Intro to Taiko Workshop. See classes page for more info.

 10/3/09

Lea King

 10/8/09

Mary Meredith K-12 Residency begins

 10/9/09

El Presidio Park, City Hall stage
Tucson Meet Yourself This FREE Tucson festival is a celebration of authentic cultural foods and the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona's folk and ethnic communities.

 10/15/09

New 4-week Taiko 'tweens unit begins. See classes page for more info.

 10/16/09

Berger Performing Arts CenterCenter for Spiritual Living concert to benefit the Center's building fund. Berger Performing Art Center 1200 W Speedway Blvd. Contact Britt Mbuthia britt@wvcnet.com

 10/17/09

Introduction to Taiko workshops and beginning of 8-week Adult Recreational Taiko (ART) unit . See classes page for more info.

 10/20/09

Johrei Center Youth Taiko Workshop

 11/8/09

All Souls Procession

 11/14/09

Southern AZ Koi Association

 11/20 &
 11/22/09

Taiko Plus! concert with Thom Lewis Dance, Theatrical Mime Theatre and Batucaxé

 12/12/09

Rhythm Industry Review: featuring performers who call Rhythm Industry Performance Factory their home. This Review focuses on the Feb. 13 Carnaval and concludes with a dance party featuring Batucaxé

 12/13/09

Tucson Marathon

 12/20/09

Solstice Party

 12/31/09

New Year's Eve Tucson Children's Museum, First Night

 1/7/10

1st Thursday Art Walk at Main Gate Square. On University Blvd. between Euclid and Park

 1/9/10

Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year. Observe our Community Group practice at 10am. Join our free 11am public workshop and cheer us on at the 1:00pm performance.

 1/15/10

AZ Blue Chip Program, Center for Student for Involvment & Leadership Retreat. Our 7th year working with this program to inspire and energize leaders of the future.

 1/20/10

Beginning of 10-week after-school program at Van Buskirk Elementary

 2/6–
 2/7/10

Vietnamese New Year, Tet at Mekong Plaza in Mesa

 2/13/10

Carnaval: A Global Tapestry of Celebration, presented by Batucaxé. We do a 15 minute set at 11:30am and then lead the noon procession. Free!

 2/18/10

Haiti Relief Concert at the Fox. Funds will be collected by the Red Cross and used to aid victims and rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

 2/27–
 2/28/10

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan. Our 45 minute set is on Saturday at 3pm, but there's enough happening at Matsuri to warrant a two day visit.

 3/26/10

Rattlesnake Elementary School. 50 minute performance for students.

 4/8/10

Lyons Elementary. 45 minute performance for students.

 4/10/10

UA International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF) fundraising dinner at TCCC

  4/11/10

Southern AZ Komen Race for the Cure. We rally the participants in this annual event to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. We'll perform, then walk the course with our drums!

  4/14/10

PCC Asian Heritage Month celebration at PCC West

  4/23/10

Henry Elementary, student assembly.

  4/24/10

PCC Japanese Speech Contest. One of our most cherished gigs because Odaiko Sonora and the contest have grown up together, through thick and thin since 2003. This will be our 8th year performing at the event!

  4/30/10

Ballet Tucson fundraising dinner, catered by Ra Sushi

  5/1/10

A Taste of Asia Festival. We'll perform, have hands-on activites, a table and sell yaki onigiri. Our performance is at 5:30pm!

  5/17 &
      18 /10

Mary Merideth K-12 Residency last week

  5/25/10

ASDB in-studio residency

  5/26/10

Mary Merideth K-12 graduation ceremony

  5/26/10

EQUISS Social Justice Retreat

 5/22–
6/12/10

4-week Adult Recreational Taiko unit begins

  5/31–
6/11/10

Tucson Circus Arts Summer Camp 1st Session.

  6/4/10

Waters Foundation STIS workshop for TUSD leadership

  6/4/10

Sahuarita Library. Big Drum Culture, our 40 minutes lecture demo. Free

  6/9/10

House of Neighborly Services 4-week residency begins.

  6/19–
7/10/10

4-week Naname style workshop for current OS students and members.

  6/21–
7/2/10

Tucson Circus Arts Summer Camp. Taiko, stilts, silks, poi, walking globe and juggling.

 

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