Concerts

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1. Opening Concert: “Gagaku” Japanese Imperial Court Music and Dance (東京楽所 雅楽演奏会)
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 16:00 (Venue open 15:00)
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Sōgakudo Hall
Featuring: I. Traditional Kangen, Hyojo-Netori (Intonation on E), Roei-Kasin (Recitation – Chinese Poem), Etenraku-Nokorigaku Sanhen; II. Contemporary Kangen, Maki Ishii (1936-2003), Shikyo (1970); III. Traditional Bugaku
To be presented by: Tōkyō Gakuso

*The core members of Tōkyō Gakuso are present and former musicians of the Japanese Imperial House’s Music Department, one of the oldest extant court orchestras in the world dating back to the 8th Century. Traditional Repertory (Kangen 管弦 and Bugaku 舞楽) and a contemporary work by Maki Ishii (Shikyō 紫響) will be presented for the opening celebration of IMS 2017 in Tokyo.
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2. An Evening of 20th- and 21st-Century Music
Monday, March 20, 2017, 19:00
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Sōgakudo Hall

Program:
Pierre BOULEZ (1925-2016), Dérive I (1984)
Kenji SAKAI (b. 1977), Monopolyphonie / Défiguration (2014)
Régis CAMPO (b. 1968), Pop Art (2002)
Wolfgang RIHM (b. 1952), Fremde Szene II (1983)
Gérard GRISEY (1946-98), Talea (1986)

To be presented by:
Kaho IWASAKI, flute; Hiroyuki FUKUSHIMA, clarinet /bass clarinet; Masashi TOGAME,
clarinet; Takafumi FUJIMOTO, percussion; Wakako HANADA, violin; Nao TOHARA,
violin; Fumiko KAI, violin and viola; Tatsuki WATANABE and Kei YAMAZAWA, cellos;
Tomoki AKIYAMA, piano; Akiyoshi SAKO, piano; Hiroshi NAGAO, piano; Yuki URABE,
conductor, Akio YASURAOKA, conductor

3. Memento Mori: An Evening of Baroque Music on Death and Immortality
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 19:00
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Sōgakudo Hall

Program:
Short Introduction by Kin’ya OSUMI (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Gallus DRESSLER (1533-1581)
Chorwerke (1570)
Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben, à 4
Eins bitte ich vom Herren, à 4
Auch bitte ich dich, du getreuer Gott, à 4
Jam moesta quiesce querela, à 5
Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667)
Suite in D
Méditation faite sur ma mort future
Gigue
Courante
Sarabande
Heinrich SCHÜTZ (1585-1672)
From Kleine Geistliche Konzerte I (1636)
Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten, SWV 282
O süßer, o freundlicher, o gütiger Herr Jesu Christe, SWV 285
From Kleine Geistliche Konzerte II (1639)
Ich liege und schlafe und erwache, SWV 310
From Symphoniae sacrae II (1647)
Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum, SWV 350
From Geistliche Chormusik (1648)
Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben, SWV 391
Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 388
Gottfried Heinrich STÖLZEL (1690-1749)
“Bist du bei mir” (from Diomedes, 1718)
Franz TUNDER (1614-1667)
Kantate, Ach, Herr, lass deine lieben Engelein
Johann ROSENMÜLLER (1617[?]-1684)
Sonata II in e, from 12 Sonate à 2, 3, 4, e strumenti da arco e altri und Basso
Continuo (1682)
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Motett à 8, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

Program:
Short Introduction by Kin’ya OSUMI (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Gallus DRESSLER (1533-1581)
Chorwerke (1570)
Ich bin die Auferstehung und das Leben, à 4
Eins bitte ich vom Herren, à 4
Auch bitte ich dich, du getreuer Gott, à 4
Jam moesta quiesce querela, à 5
Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667)
Suite in D
Méditation faite sur ma mort future
Gigue
Courante
Sarabande
Heinrich SCHÜTZ (1585-1672)
From Kleine Geistliche Konzerte I (1636)
Eile mich, Gott, zu erretten, SWV 282
O süßer, o freundlicher, o gütiger Herr Jesu Christe, SWV 285
From Kleine Geistliche Konzerte II (1639)
Ich liege und schlafe und erwache, SWV 310
From Symphoniae sacrae II (1647)
Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum, SWV 350
From Geistliche Chormusik (1648)
Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben, SWV 391
Das ist je gewißlich wahr, SWV 388
Gottfried Heinrich STÖLZEL (1690-1749)
“Bist du bei mir” (from Diomedes, 1718)
Franz TUNDER (1614-1667)
Kantate, Ach, Herr, lass deine lieben Engelein
Johann ROSENMÜLLER (1617[?]-1684)
Sonata II in e, from 12 Sonate à 2, 3, 4, e strumenti da arco e altri und Basso
Continuo (1682)
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Motett à 8, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229

To be presented by:
Yukari NONOSHITA*, Megumi KOBAYASHI, Fumiko KOJIMA, Miki NAKAYAMA,
Ayaka OMORI, and Netsuko SOMEYA, sopranos; Sumihito UESUGI*, Yumi NAKAMURA,
Ai NOMA, and Ayumi TERASHIMA, altos; Makoto SAKURADA*, Yasuaki ICHIKAWA,
Seiji KANAZAWA and Kenji KASAI, tenors; Yoshitaka OGASAWARA*, Kaito AOKI,
Kazuhiro FUKUNAGA, and Takahiro NISHIKUBO, basses; Natsumi WAKAMATSU and
Kaori TODA, baroque violin; Hiroshi FUKUZAWA and Takumi HIRATSUKA, viola da
gamba; Akiko SATO, lute; Yuki HOSHINO, positive organ; Naoya OTSUKA, harpsichord,
positive organ, conducting
*soloists

4. Lecture-concert on the Tangentenflügel
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 19:30
Venue: Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen University
Featuring: Selected from pieces by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and other eighteenth-century cposers, in accordance with the timbre of the restored instrument.
To be presented by Yoshio Watanabe
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5. Lecture-concert of ‘Tang music’ and Buddhist chant
Tuesday, March 22, 2017, 19:00
Venue: Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen University
Featuring:
Part 1: ‘Re-productions’ of ‘Tang music’ Solo pieces for the biwa (lute) and
shō (mouth-organ), and the ensemble piece Jōgenraku with orchestral forces of the year 848.
Commentary by Steven G. NELSON and ENDŌ Tōru, Performance: by Reigakusha.
Part 2: Modern performance practice of shōmyō, Japanese Buddhist chant. The ritual Rishu Zanmai as performed by priests of the Buzan branch of the Shingi Shingon sect.
Commentary by ARAI Kōjun; Performance by the Karyōbinga Shōmyō Research Group.
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6. An Evening of Live Electronics Music – Concert: Research for Electro-Acoustic Music – REAM –
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 16:00
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts, Hall 6

Program (the order is subject to change):
Ichiro NODIRA, Quatorze écarts vers le défi (Fourteen Deviations to the Challenge) for piano, 8 strings and electronics (1990-91)*
Jummei SUZUKI, Le Bourdon en branle (The Bourdon in Motion) for tuba and live electronics (2003)**
Toshiyuki ORIKASA, New Work for 18 players and live electronics (2017)***

Performers:
Ami FUJIWARA: piano *
Shinya HASHIMOTO: tuba **
Ichiro NODIRA: conductor *
Kunitaka KOKAJI: conductor ***
Ensemble REAM * ***
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