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Concert Schedule 2021

The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival

Theme: from Beethoven to Contemporary

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Tuesday, August 17

Opening Concert/
Hikotaro Yazaki & Gumma Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Dvořák, Nishimura

A. Nishimura: Meditation KARUNA for Strings (2012)
Hikotaro Yazaki(Conduct)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra(Orchestra)

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op.15
Hikotaro Yazaki(Conduct)/Hiromi Okada(Piano)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra(Orchestra)

A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 B. 163
Hikotaro Yazaki(Conduct)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra(Orchestra)

Encore
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from opera “Eugene Onegin”

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Wednesday, August 18

There will be no events at the venue

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Thursday, August 19

Sawa Quartet/
Beethoven Rasumovsky No. 1, Webern, Yun: Oboe Quartet

A. Webern: String Quartet (1905)
Sawa Quartet(String Quartet)

I. Yun: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Violoncello (1994)
Shota Takahashi(Oboe)/Kazuki Sawa(Violin)/Toshihiko Ichitsubo(Viola)/Toshihiko Hayashi(Violoncello)

L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59-1
Sawa Quartet(String Quartet)

Encore
L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135-3 Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Friday, August 20

Jazz Concert/
Yosuke Yamashita & Kazumi Watanabe

Y.Yamashita:Communication
Y.Yamashita:Piro-Lee
Yosuke Yamashita(Piano)

B. Powell: Cleopatra’s Dream
G.Wood:My One and Only Love
Y.Yamashita:Jong’s Jump
Yosuke Yamashita(Piano)/Kazumi Watanabe(Guiter)

K.Watanabe:TO CHI KA
M.Davis:Milestones
Kazumi Watanabe(Guiter)

Y. Yamashita: Spider
Y.Yamashita:Drifting On D
K. Watanabe: Yensyu Tsubame-Gaeshi
Yosuke Yamashita(Piano)/Kazumi Watanabe(Guiter)

Encore
K.Watanabe:HAVANA

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Saturday, August 21

Kuniko Kato Percussion Recital/
Bartok: Sonata for 2 pianos

Canceled

This concert has been canceled.
In stead of the concert, we will have a special concert as follows.

Special Concert “From Beethoven to Contemporary”

L.v.Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27-2 “Moon Light”
Hiromi Okada(Piano)

F.Schubert: Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 103, D 940
Aki Takahashi(Piano)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

H.Wolf: Anakreons Grab from “Gedichte von J. W. v. Goethe”
H.Wolf: In dern Schatten einer Locken from “Spanisches Liederbuch”
Taeka Hino(Mezzo Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

O.Shoeck: Marianlied from 6 Lieder, Op. 6, No. 5
V.Ullmann: Marianlied from Geisliche Lieder, Op. 20, No. 4
Akie Amou(Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

R. Strauss: Du meines Herzens Kronelein, Op. 21-2
R. Strauss: Die Nacht from 8 Gedichte aus “Letzte Blatter”, Op. 10, TrV 141-3
R. Strauss: Standchen from 6 Lieder, Op. 17 TrV 149-2
Taeka Hino(Mezzo Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

A. Reimann: Kinderlieder, No. 1, 7, 8
E.W. Korngold: War du mir bist? from 3 Lieder, Op. 22 (1928/29)
Akie Amou(Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

T.Nakagawa: Nocturne from “19 Developments for Piano” No.1
T.Nakagawa:「アルバムの綴(つづ)り」第1集 (2019〜21) 
Toshio Nakagawa(ピアノ)

J.Lenon&P.McCartony (arr. by F.Rzewski): Short Fantasy on “Give Peace a Chance”
Aki Takahashi(Piano)

Encore
I.Stravinsky: Valse from “3 Pieces Faciles”

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: free
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Sunday, August 22

Vocal Concert from Beetoven: Adelaide to Nishimura

L. v. Beethoven: Adelaide, Op. 46
L. v. Beethoven: Ich liebe dich
Iwao Onuki(Tenor)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

G. Mahler: No. 4 “Rheinregendchen” from “Das Knaben Wunderhorn”
A. Schonberg: No. 1 “Erwartung” from 4 Lieder, Op. 2
Taeka Hino(Mezo-soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

A. Schonberg: No.1 “Waldsonne” from 4 Lieder, Op. 2
V. Ullmann: No. 1 “Wo hast du all die schonheit hergenommen” from 5 Liebeslieder, Op. 26
V. Ullmann: No. 2 “Am Klavier” from 5 Liebeslieder, Op. 26
Akie Amou(Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

A. Zemlinsky: No. 3 “Meeraugen” from Irmelin Rose und andere Gesange, Op. 7
A. Zemlinsky: No. 4 “Irmlein Rose” from Irmelin Rose und andere Gesange, Op. 7
A. Zemlinsky: No. 2 “Selige Stunde” Ehetanzlied and other Gesange, Op. 10
Taeka Hino(Mezo-soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

R. Strauss: No. 2 “Ich wollt ein Strausslein binden” from Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Clemens Brentano, Op. 68 TrV 235
R. Strauss: No. 5 “Amor” from Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Clemens Brentano, Op. 68 TrV 235
Akie Amou(Soprano)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

R. Strauss: No. 3 “Hneimliche Aufforderung”/ No. 4 “Morgen” from 4 Lieder, Op. 27 TrV 170
R. Strauss: No. 1 “Zueignung” from 8 Lieder aus Letste Blatter,Op.10 TrV 141
Iwao Onuki(Tenor)/Nanako Egami(Piano)

I. Stravinsky: The Owl and the Pussycat
Takashi Matsudaira(Baritone)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

G. Ligeti: Der Sommer
Akane Kudo(Soprano)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

H. Nakazawa: Song “Order” No. 1
Takashi Matsudaira(Baritone)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

L. Berio: Sequenza III
Akane Kudo(Soprano)

T. Nakagawa: Pater Noster I
Takashi Matsudaira(Baritone)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

A. Yamane: Dots Collection No. 02 (2007)
Akane Kudo(Soprano)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

A. Nishimura: Cat Town
Takashi Matsudaira(Baritone)/Akane Kudo(Soprano)/Toshio Nakagawa(Piano)

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,800/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Monday, August 23

Quartet Excelsior/
Beethoven: Rasumovsky No. 3, Shostakovich, Glass

P. Glass: String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima” (1985)
D. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 (1946)
L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59-3 “Rasumovsky No. 3”
Quartet Excelsior(String Quartet)

Encore
F. J. Haydn: Scherzo from String Quartet No. 33-2, Hob. III-38 The Joke

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Tuesday, August 24

Takemitsu: Wings/ Toru Takemitsu Singin’ Music
Piano, Songs and Guitar

T. Takemitsu: Uninterrupted Rest I (1952), II (1959), III (1959)
T. Takemitsu: Piano Distance (1961)
T. Takemitsu: Les yeux clos
T. Takemitsu: Piano Pieces for Children (1979/1980)
J. Lennon & P. McCartney (arr. by T. Takemitsu): Golden Slumbers(1992)
Aki Takahashi(Piano)

T. Takemitsu: Small Sky (1962)
T. Takemitsu: Wings (1982)
T. Takemitsu: The Encounter
T. Takemitsu: To the Lsland
T. Takemitsu: All that the Man Left Behind when He Died (1965)
Toshiyuki Muramatsu(Counter-tenor)/Hiroko Takada(Piano)

A. Nakata (arr. by T. Takemitsu): A Song of early Spring from12 Songs for Guitar
J. Lennon & P. McCartney (arr. by T. Takemitsu): Yesterday
Daisuke Suzuki(Guitar)

K. Watanabe: Tamagonojikan -For Takemitsu-
Kazumi Watanabe(Guitar)

T. Takemitsu: Dodes’kaden
T. Takemitsu: In the Month of March
T. Takemitsu: Badboy
T. Takemitsu: I Vitelloni form Sharaku
T. Takemitsu: Hymn to a Man
T. Takemitsu: Jose Torres
Daisuke Suzuki(Guitar)/Kazumi Watanabe(Guitar)

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Gounod:Ave Maria/
Concert dedicate to Keiko Toyama (1)

Ch. Gounod: Ave Maria (for Flute and Cembalo)
Xavier Luck(Flute)/Akiko Kuwagata(Cembalo)

C. Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Xavier Luck(Flute)/Mai Fukui(Harp)/Satoshi Ono(Viola)

A. Nishimura: Gig (caricatures) for Guitar solo
Daisuke Suzuki(Guitar)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 15-3
Kazue Kojima (Piano)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op.27-1
Keiko Yamaguchi (Piano)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op.27-2
Makiko Kodaka (Piano)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in B-sharp Minor, Op.48-2
Ritsuko Tsuchiya (Piano)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in B-sharp Minor, Op. posth., Lento con gran espressione
Mayo Yoshimura (Piano)

F. Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9-2
Hiromi Okada (Piano)

A. Nishimura: “Everlasting Smile” in Memory of Keiko Toyama (World Premiere)
Akira Nishimura(Piano)

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥3,600/Elementary school children¥1,600
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Thursday, August 26

Lecture

Lecturer: Akira Nishimura(Composer/Music director)

Open 10:00/Start 10:30
Entrance fee:(All seats reserved) Advance ticket¥1,500/Ticket at the door ¥2,000
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Thursday, August 26

Concert dedicate to Wolgang Boettcher/
Akiko Kuwagata plays Academy New Cembalo

J. J. Froberger: Partita in C major, FbWV612
Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maesta di Ferdinando IV/ giga/corrente/sarabanda
B. Jolas: Aupres (1973)
F. Couperin: Prelude No. 4 from L’art de toucher le clavecin
F. Couperin: “La marche des gris-vetus” “Enjouemens bachiques” “Tendresses bachiques”
“Fureurs bachiques” “La pateline” “Le reveil-matin” from Pieces de clavecin premier livre Ordre No. 4
J. S. Bach: No. 1 in C major, BWV870/No. 14 in F-sharp Minor, BWV883/No. 19 in A Major, BWV888/ No. 24 in B Minor, BWV893 from Das wohltemperierte Clavier, 2 teil, 24 Praludien und Fugen
Akiko Kuwagata(Cembalo)

A. Vivaldi: Violoncello Sonata No. 5 in E Minor, RV40
Yui Arai(Violoncello)/Akiko Kuwagata(Cembalo)

L. Boccherini: Violoncello Sonata No. 6 in A Major, G. 4
Yo Kitamura(Violoncello)/Yui Arai(Violoncello)/Akiko Kuwagata(Cembalo)

J. Barriere: Sonata in G Major for 2 Violoncellos
Yo Kitamura(Violoncello)/Yui Arai(Violoncello)

Encore
G. F. Handel: Largo from Trio Sonata HWV387

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Friday, August 27

Yuji Takahashi Piano Receital:
Satie-Cage/ Socrates with Aki Takahashi

E. Satie: Trois Sarabandes (1887)
Y. Takahashi: Bachiana Afroasiatica (2007)
J. Cage: The Seasons (Piano Version) (1950)

L. C. Smith: Velvet
E. Satie (arrangeded by J. Cage): Socrate (for 2 Pianos)
Yuji Takahashi(Piano)/Aki Takahashi(Piano)

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,300/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Saturday, August 28

Keiko Toyama’s favorited clarinet trio
Hiromi Okada, Seiki Shinohe & Satoshi Ono

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor,Op27-2 “Mondscheinsonate”
Hiromi Okada(Piano)

W. A. Mozart: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Viola in E-flat Major, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”
Hiromi Okada(Piano)/Seiki Shinohe(Clarinet)/Satoshi Ono(Viola)

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57  “Appassionata”
Hiromi Okada(Piano)

R. Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen, Op. 132
Hiromi Okada(Piano)/Seiki Shinohe(Clarinet)/Satoshi Ono(Viola)

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,800/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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Sunday, August 29

Concert dedicate to Keiko Toyama (2)
Dvořák Serenade/ Koji Toyoda & String Ensemble of Gumma Symphony Orchestra

J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV1042
Koji Toyoda(Conduct)/Ayano Ito(Violin)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

G. Faure: Elegie, Op. 24 for Solo Violoncello and String Ensemble
G. Faure: Apres un Reve for Solo Violoncello and String Ensemble from Trois melodies, Op. 7-1
Koji Toyoda(Conduct)/Hajime Ootomo(Violoncello)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

A. Dvořák: Serenade in E Major, Op. 22 B. 52
Koji Toyoda(Conduct)/Gumma Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble

Encore
J. S. Bach: Air from Overture Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV1068

Open 15:30/Start 16:00
Entrance fee: (All seats reserved) Adult¥4,800/Elementary school children¥2,200
Venue: Kusatsu Ongakunomori Concert Hall

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