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Tokyo Sinfonietta Subscription Concert 2020 (47th and 48th)

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


The 47th outing of this regular concert series focused on Eric Montalbetti, currently Europe’s most popular up-and-coming composer, and included the premiere of a new work written specially for this concert.

Eric Montalbetti :
Vaste champ temporel a vivre joyeusement
5 Formants pour clarinette
Fenêtres simultanees sur la ville

Conductor : Yasuaki Itakura
Clarinet : Wakako Sato, Haruyo Nishizawa, Asami Kawagoe
Ensemble : Tokyo Sinfonietta

The 48th concert featured works by world-famous composer Toru Takemitsu on the 90th anniversary of his birth. As well as Takemitsu’s epic masterpiece “Family Tree,” the evening included the premiere of a new work written as an homage to Takemitsu for this concert by Motoharu Kawashima.

Toru Takemitsu:
Rain Coming
Rain Spell
Family Tree

Motoharu Kawashima : And then I knew ‘twas Toccata II

Conductor : Yasuaki Itakura
Narrator : Aimi Hayashi
Accordion : Tomomi Ota
Flute : Kazushi Saito
Clarinet : Haruyo Nishizawa
Harp : Mari Kimura
Piano : Ami Fujiwara
Vibraphone : Yoko Ishizaki
Ensemble : Tokyo Sinfonietta


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
E-mail: kujime@tokyo-concerts.co.jp


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall, Taito City, Tokyo