Regular Concert Standing Aloof from the Wall of Genre of Music
Spring Anniversary Concert of N-Schools, 2005
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
We call N-School, Dr. Hiroki Niibori supervises, for adding 4 campuses
of Guitar Music College and High School Courses = Nihon Guitar Music Conservatory,
Educational Foundation (Izu Campus), Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Educational
Foundation (Jouetsu Campus) and Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Foundation (Fujisawa
and Tokyo Campuses). Fujisawa Campus has the biggest number of students and enriched
facilities among these 4 campuses, and it will be newly opened as College, Educational
Foundation. It was already reported in February issue, this year.
By the way, 2005 Spring Anniversary Concert by students of these 4 campuses of
N-School was grandly held on Feb. 11 (Fri.) at the big hall in Kamakura Geijutukan
Seating capacity of about 1500 was fully occupied! The 26 pieces of music strictly
selected through several times of audience were performed. Concert lasted more
than 3 hours.
Now, N-School has Classical Guitar Department, Electrical Guitar Dep. and other
departments such as Piano, Flute, Vocal Music, Drum and Manufacturing Musical
Instruments, etc. N-Schools are originally concentrated to classical guitar, and,
in this concert, classical guitar solo and ensemble (making full use of many kinds
of guitars, not only for prime guitar but also for guitars of each sound range
by N-method) and guitar orchestra were performed. However, a few years ago, electrical
guitars appeared on stage, especially in last year, Niiboris original alto
electrical guitar and bass electrical guitar were introduced. Thus, new sounds
and new organization were presented one after another. Ensembles, of course, and
costarring traditional guitar orchestra with electrical guitars of each sound
range called big sensation and Niibori Guitar Philharmonic orchestra (N-Orchestra)
also performed in same organization in main concert (piece of music was Pomp
and Circumstance Military March composed by Elgar, arranged by Kengo Momose.
This time, Main Theme of Star Wars was performed and favorably received.).
N-School has department of piano, flute, drum, vocal music etc. and students of
these department played actively. The big difference from usual musical college
is that every student learns classical guitar. Because the guitar family has long
history and they are the basis of music. It is to be said very natural because
the founder is specialist of guitar (Dr. Hiroki Niibori). Thus, Flutists and Pianists
etc. able to play guitar are being born one after another. Isnt this very
rare case in worlds musical college?
Spring Anniversary Concert, now, presents many kinds of sound standing aloof from
genre of music such as classical music. Anyway, the organization expands in many
kinds. This time, organizations of ensemble are shown below for your reference.
Sp.= Soplano Guitar, A.= Alto Guitar, P.= Prime Guitar, B.= Bass Guitar, C.B.=
Contrabass Guitar, Gr.= Guitarron, A.Cem.= Alto Cembalo Guitar, P.Cem.= Prime
Cembalo Guitar, E.= Electrical Guitar, Eb.= Electrcal Base,
A.E.= Alto Electrical Guitar, B.E.= Bass Electrical Guitar, Per.= Percussion.
Organization without Electrical Guitar
Quartet "The Arrival of The Queen of Sheva" from Oratorio "Solomon"
( Handel, Arranged by Kuroda)
Organization: A.1, A.2, A.Cem., B.
Quintet Triste Coeur Mariage Damour (Seneville & Toussaint, arr.
Org.: A.1, A.2, P., B., Gr.
Quintet Lady D~Nocturne (Seneville & Baudlot Å` Chopin, arr. by
Org.: A.1, A.2, P., B., Gr.
Sextet Jongo (Bellinati, arr. by Taruishi, Niibori)
Org.: Sp., P.1, P.2, P.Cem., B., Gr. Septet
Septet Cherry Petals Fell Like Snowflakes (Satoshi Omiya~Eiichi Maruyama,
arr. by Niibori)
Org.: A.1, A.2, P.(& Claves), B., Gr., Per.1(Taishogoto-Keyboard Guitar,
Claves, Vibraslap, Bell), Per.2(Drum-SHIMEDAIKO, Tree Chimes, Conch Horn, Bell)
Ensemble Spanish Nights Original: I remember it well(Night & Blackmore,
Arr. by Taruishi, Niibori)
Org.: Song, Flute, A.1x2, A.2x2, P., B., Gr., Cajon.
Organization with Electrical Guitar
Duet Invention No.8 (Bach, arr. by Niibori, Hirayama)
Org.: E.1, E.2.
Quartet First Movement from Divertimento K.136 (Mozart)
Org.: E.1, E.2, E.3, Eb.
Quintet Furiosa (Bellinati, arr. by Taruishi, Takagaki, Ogiwara)
Org.: Alto Saxophone, A.E., E., B.E., Per.(Djenbe, Drum-IBO-DORAMU, Chakcha)
Sextet Daichi no Uta (Taro Hakase, arr. by Iwasaki)
E.1, E.2, E.3, Eb., Per.(Cymbals, Djenbe, Birds), Drums.
Guitar orchestra and solo were also strictly selected ones and all of them
should be introduced here, but it is transferred to VTR (made to order). This
concert is reported with
snap shots on page 8 in this issue.
Schedule of Niibori Guitar Ensemble (NE) Concert, 2005, is Determined.
NE public performance will be held in this year, also. Many conductors will
appear on stage this time! Dr. Niibori also conducts NE and 3 concerts, Fujisawa,
Yokohama and Tokyo, are scheduled. Many premiere performances! Details will be
reported in next issue.
(Interview is reported on page 14Å` in Japanese).
Fujisawa May, 16 (Mon.) Curtain Rise: 19:00 Place:
Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Philharmonic Studio
(All seats not reserved) Adult 3,000yen Student 2,000yen
Yokohama May,17 (Tue.) Curtain Rise: 19:00
Place: Konan Ward Culture Center "Himawari no Sato"
Reserved Seat 4,500yen(non reserved)
Adult 3,500yen Student 2,500yen
Tokyo May, 18 (Wed.) Curtain Rise: 19:00
Place: Casals Hall, Nihon University
All Seats Reserved 1F 4,500yen
For questions, advice & requests about Monthly Harmony,
Niibori Guitar Music Academy, Editorial Office
143-14 Fujisawa, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken,
Phone: +81-466-23-8338 / Fax: +81-466-23-9337
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