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Tokyo Sinfonietta Subscription Concert 2018 (43rd and 44th)

  • Organization : Tokyo Sinfonietta
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


The 43rd Subscription Concert was featured in New York based on the cooperation of Music From Japan, a group organized to introduce contemporary music in Japan, took up the work commissioned by the organization and the work of composers recommended by Music Critics Association of North America

Tokuhide Niimi: Piano Quintet “shape of the soul” -Japan premiere-
Naoko Hishinuma: ‘In the Deep Sea II’
Julia Wolfe: ‘The Vermeer Room’-Japan premiere-
Zosha Di Castr: ‘Cortège’-Japan premiere-
Anthony Cheung: ‘vis-à-vis’-Japan premiere-

Conductor: Yasuaki Itakura
Ensemble: Tokyo Sinfonietta

The 44th Regular Concert is a special feature of percussion instruments. Three percussionist players belonging to Tokyo Sinfonietta played percussion works by Japanese composers and welcomed the percussionist who invited from the Netherlands to the soloist and played a concerto by the young composers of the Netherlands in Japan premiered.

Maki Ishii:‘Thirteen Drums’
Toshi Ichiyanagi:‘Trio Interlink’
Toru Takemitsu:‘Rain Tree’
Joey Roukens:‘Percussion Concerto’-Japan premiere-

Conductor: Yasuaki Itakura
Ensemble: Tokyo Sinfonietta
Percussion: Toshiyuki Matsukura, Mitsuyo Wada, Yoko Ishizaki, Dominique Vleeshouwers


Tokyo Sinfonietta
Tokyo Sinfonietta was founded in 1994 with the aim of directly engaging with the creation of currently active composers and introducing contemporary music through excellent performance. Since then, this group has held Subscription concerts in Tokyo and has appeared in various music festivals. Starting with the 1996 France and Germany performances, this group has also appeared at major contemporary music festivals in the world. Through these activities, this group selected works by more than 140 contemporary composers, delegating new work to 16 different composers of different generations, performing world premiere and Japan.


Koji Kujime
Tokyo Sinfonietta
Tel: +81-(0)3-3200-9755
Fax: +81-(0)3-3200-9882
E-mail: kujime@tokyo-concerts.co.jp


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall, Taito City, Tokyo
Toppan Hall, Bunkyo City, Tokyo