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Collegium Space 415 Vol.1 Scramble KOGAKU

  • Organization : Collegium Space 415
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


A concert in which works from the Late Baroque repertoire were performed alongside arrangements of Beatles songs by the 20th century composer Luciano Berio. Held at a Noh theater, this performance blending early Western music, pop music and contemporary music resembled a scramble crosswalk. Performers comprised young musicians in their late twenties/early thirties who are active both in Japan and overseas.

J.S.Bach: Cantata No. 209 “Non sa che sia dolore” BWV209
J.S.Bch: Concerto in A minor for Harpsichord, Flute, Violin, Strings and Basso continuo BWV1044
M.Locke: Curtain Tune from “The Tempest”
John Lennon & Paul McCartney (arr. Luciano Berio): “Yesterday” “Michelle I” from Beatles Songs
G.F.Handel: Sarabande from Suite in B-flat major HWV354- “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo HWV 7
H.Purcell: Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite – improvisation
H.Purcell: “When I am laid in earth” from Dido and Aeneas
H.Purcell: Diocletian 2 627. “Soft Music”

SHIBATA Toshiyuki, flute (artistic leader)
TAKAHASHI Michiko, soprano
DEGUCHI Minori, violin
TORIU Marie, violin
SATO Shunta, viola
SHIMANE Tomofumi, cello
FUSE Sakuhiko, violone
HASEGAWA Taro, bassoon
NAKAGAWA Gaku, harpsichord
SATO Akiko, theorbo
AMANO Toshihiko, violin solo


Collegium Space 415
An ensemble established in June 2022, principally made up of young early music performers who regularly use the early music rehearsal studio Space415. Performers who work in Japan and overseas are regularly brought together with the aim of offering high level musical performance. The group’s objective is to revive early music for the present day, promote and raise public awareness of it.


Motofumi Saito
Collegium Space 415


Umewaka Noh Theatre, Nakano City, Tokyo