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International Music Festival NIPPON 2020

On the occasion of the International Music Festival NIPPON 2020

〜Artistic Director Akiko Suwanai’s reflections on the festival

In February 2020, just after the opening of International Music Festival NIPPON 2020 and performances to full houses in Tokyo and Nagoya, the lives of people around the world changed instantly due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Unfortunately, the situation surrounding the music world has been transformed completely; however, inspired by my earnest wish for a “life with music,” I would like to give concrete form, one by one, to the things that can be done at the present time. In February 2021, together with my wonderful like-minded friends, we will present some of the programs that had previously been scheduled for March 2020. In addition, this time we are making preparations so that music fans can enjoy online performances as well.
I very much look forward to the day when we can perform wonderful music for everyone at the concert hall. I pray that a life of peace and security returns very soon, and I look forward to seeing you all.

AKIKO SUWANAI

Concerts

This edition of International Music Festival NIPPON helds in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kamaishi.
In February and May 2021, we present some of the programs that had previously been scheduled for March 2020.

Akiko Suwanai Presents
Tadaaki Otaka, Conductor/NHK Symphony Orchestra/Akiko Suwanai, Violin & Artistic Director

Tokyo7:00 p.m.(Opening 6:00 p.m.), Monday, May 10, 2021, at Suntory Hall

[Performers] Tadaaki Otaka, conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Akiko Suwanai, Violin & Artistic Director of International Music Festival NIPPON 2020

[Program]
Sibelius: “Pelleas and Melisande,” suite Op. 46
Dutilleux: “Sur le même accord,” nocturne for Violin&Orchestra
Brahms: Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77

Akiko Plays CLASSIC with Friends 《 Japan Arts Live Viewing (Live & Archive)

Tokyo7:00 p.m.(Opening 6:00 p.m.), Monday, February 15, 2021, at Kioi Hall

[Performers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Viola, Rei Tsujimoto, Cello, Tomoki Sakata, Piano

[Program]
J.S. Bach: "Chaconne" from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004
Brahms:Piano Trio No.3 Op.101
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A Major Op.81

 

Japan Arts Live Viewing

On sale from 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 5 until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Available for viewing for three months after purchase date.
Fee: 1,500 JPY
*Check purchase instructions and important details.
*TV Man Union Member’s TVU Channel membership registration is required for viewing.
⇒ Membership registration

Akiko Plays MODERN with Friends《 Japan Arts Live Viewing (Live streaming only)

Tokyo7:00 p.m.(Opening 6:00 p.m.), Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Kioi Hall
Pre-concert talk: 6:40 p.m. Moderator: Atsuya Funaki

[Performers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Viola, Rei Tsujimoto, Cello, Tomoki Sakata, Piano, Sumihisa Arima, Electronics

[Program]
Pre-concert talk:6:40 p.m. Moderator: Atsuya Funaki
Steve Reich: Violin Phase (1967)
Osamu Kawakami: Excerpts from Suite “Carapace” (2005–2019)
Marc-Andre Dalbavie: Piano Trio (2008)
Leo Ornstein: Piano Quintet Op.92 (1927)

 

Japan Arts Live Viewing

On sale from 10:00 a.m. Friday, Februry 5 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Februry 16, 2021
Viewing period: From 6:40 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2021 to until the end of the concert.
Fee: 1,500 JPY
*Check purchase instructions and important details.
*TV Man Union Member’s TVU Channel membership registration is required for viewing.
⇒ Finished

Museum Concert Ⅰ

AichiSunday, February 14, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at The Tokugawa Art Museum

[Performers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin, Rei Tsujimoto, Cello, Toshihiko Urahisa, Navigator

[Program]
J.S.Bach: From Violin Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV.1005
Saariaho: 7 Papillons
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello, Op.73

[Ticket Price] ¥3,000 (General Seating) *including admission fee of Tokugawa Museum

Museum Concert Ⅱ

AichiSunday, February 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m., at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology Entrance Lobby

[Performers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Tomohiro Arita, Viola, Rei Tsujimoto, Michiaki Ueno, Cello, Toshihiko Urahisa, Navigator

[Program]
Ysaye: Sonata for 2 Violins
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor Op.70 "Souvenir de Florence"

[Ticket Price] ¥2,500 (General Seating)

[Inquiries] Classic Nagoya 052-678-5310
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IwateSaturday, February 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at KAMAISHI CIVIC HALL TETTO

[Ticket Price] [Fee] Admission free *Numbered ticket required
*Distribution of numbered tickets will begin around the middle of January 2021.For details, please check the concert information page of KAMAISHI CIVIC HALL TETTO.
*Preschool children will not be admitted.
*Ticket distribution will conclude once the predetermined number of tickets has been distributed.

[Performers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Viola, Rei Tsujimoto, Cello, Tomoki Sakata, Piano

[Program]
Ysaye: Sonata for 2 Violins, 3rd mov.
Brahms:Piano Trio No.3 Op.101
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No.2 in A Major Op.81

[Inquiries] KAMAISHI CIVIC HALL TETTO 0193-22-2266
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TokyoTuesday February 9 and Wednesday February 10, 2021, at Tiara Koto

[Lecturers] Akiko Suwanai, Kyoko Yonemoto, Violin.

Schedule

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