An Invitation to Zen-On's 27th Annual Contemporary Music Series Concert “Groupe des Quatre et ses ami(e)s”
Nov. 01, 2021
Zen-On will host their annual concert of contemporary music “Groupe des Quatre et ses ami(e)s” on November 30. The unique concert series was created by Zen-On as a way to promote and propagate works of contemporary composers.
The annual “Groupe des Quatre ses ami(e)s” concert series, now in its 27th year, is solely organized and hosted by the music publishing house.
The 2021 program features esteemed composers: Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Tokuhide Niimi, Akira Nishimura, Hitomi Kaneko, and Hiroaki Takaha as a guest composer.
The world premiere performances of five commissioned pieces will be played by a distinguished group of musicians. The performance will be live streamed and Zen-On extends an invitation to audiences around the world to attend.
The concert on November 30 begins at 7:00 PM JST at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Recital Hall and includes Shin-ichiro Ikebe's Bivalence XVI for two bassoons, performed by Tetsuya Cho and Mariko Fukushi; Tokuhide Niimi's Somniumfor clarinet and piano played by Yasuaki Itakura and Toshio Nakagawa; Akira Nishimura's Polar Lights for trumpet and piano, played by Kazuaki Kikumoto and Yukari Arai; Hitomi Kaneko's Composition by 3D modeling VIII for violin and piano, performed by Fumiko Kai and Kaori Ohsuga; and Hiroaki Takaha's Gamma Correction for mandolin and guitar, performed by Go Mochizuki and Gaku Yamada.
Click HERE to view the livestream.
In preparation for the concert, we invite our readers to explore a new website that has been established for the “Groupe des Quatre ses ami(e)s” concert series. Here, one can preview world premiere video and audio documentation from "Groupe des Quatre et ses ami(e)s" concerts since 1994. Music scores can also be previewed at Zen-On's online shop, and updates regarding "Groupe des Quatre et ses ami(e)s" concerts as well as new media will be added.
To learn more about Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Tokuhide Niimi, Akira Nishimura, and Hitomi Kaneko, visit: zen-on.co.jp.