Introducing Public Performance of Niibori Guitar Ensemble <NE>
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
Public performance of NE in this year is introduced below as notified in last
Public performance in last May, conducted by Dr. Hiroki Niibori, musical director,
and 3 conductors among the members of NE, Mr. Naoto Shibayama, Mr. Kazuyuki Terada
and Ms. Kyoko Momose, showing each personality for the most suitable piece of
music, was highly praised. This public performance became so popular that DVD
named "Espana Cani" was put on sale. These 3 conductors will play actively
in coming public performance again.
Mr. Kazuyuki Terada, highly praised at last public performance in the U.S., will
conduct all movements of the opening piece "Eine Kleine Nacht Musik"
and the last piece "Hungarian Rhapsody" (Liszt). Mr. Naoto Shibayama
will conduct 2 pieces of music played by guitar ensemble and other instruments,
"Parada der zin sol da tin" (Jessel) with xylophone solo by Ms. Nayu
Niibori and "Tears of EOS" (2006 version) newly arranged for double
solo of 2 electric guitars. Ms. Kyoko Momose will conduct 2 Japanese contrastive
pieces of music, famous "Kagura" with manly strength composed by Mr.
Urato Watanabe and "Nanatsu-no-ko, in baroque style" (Masaaki Hayakawa)
with full of gracefulness and nostalgia.
For solo and ensemble, first of all, Mr. Hiromu Taguchi, concert master of NE,
will challenge solo of "Caprice No.24" composed by Paganini. DANROKU
will play "Recife Dos Corais" with new members, and for cembalo ensemble,
highly praised at concert in the U.S., will play "When You Wish Upon A Star
& Sleeping Beauty" recorded in healing CD "Nocturne". And cembalo
guitar ensemble, highly praised at the concert in the U.S., will play "'Allegro
di molt' from Symphony Wq 182 no. 2" composed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
in nonet for the premiere performance (octet in the past).
By the way, you can fully enjoy sounds of pure guitar ensemble at public performance
Therefore, enjoying the costarring with other instruments will be also another
charm of this concert. For this time, specialists will be also invited to the
concert, flutists Ms. Yuko Koshibe and Mr. Shinji Hamakawa, electric guitarists
Mr. Kengo Momose and Mr. Masahiro Suzuki, percussionist Mr. Hiromitsu Hagiwara
and so on. "Hungarian Rhapsody" played for finale of the concert will
be an all-star cast and worth seeing.
The concert hall for the first evening, in Yokohama, will be "Small hall
of Minato Mirai" and the second evening, in Tokyo, will be "Casals Hall
in Nihon University". Both of the halls have excellent sound effect. We hope
you enjoy charming and colorful sounds of NE at excellent concert halls.
[Program of NE Public Performance]
1. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik with all movements (composed by Mozart, arranged
conductor: Kazuyuki Terada
Please enjoy pure sound of guitar ensemble at first. Commemorating 250 years since
Mozart was born, all movements will be performed after an interval of a few years.
This is a typical traditional repertoire highly praised at overseas concert, they
are going to challenge in original key (played in fourth lower key tuned for alto
guitar in the past).
2. Allegro di molt from Symphony Wq182 no.2 (comp. Emanuel Bach, arr. NE)
performed by Cembalo Guitar Ensemble
Gorgeous sound reminding palace! This is the 4th performance of ensemble with
cembalo guitars of each sound range. Cembalo sounds of variable stress exist only
in N-method! You will be able to hear only in here. The biggest organization in
the past was octet and this time will be nonet.
3. Caprice No.24 (comp. Paganini)
perf. Hiromu Taguchi, guitar solo
This piece of music was composed by Paganini, the greatest violinist, and this
variation requires fierce technique to perform. Brought the concert in the U.S.
in success as the concert master, and grew up bigger in music and human nature,
Hiromu Taguchi will challenge.
4. Parada der zin sol da tin (comp. Jessel, arr. NE)
cond: Naoto Shibayama, xylophone solo: Nayu Niibori
Ms. Nayu Niibori, a member of NE, is a guitarist and she is a very good player
of xylophone, obtaining good reputation at the last concert in the U.S.
5. Tears of EOS, 2006 version (comp. Kengo Momose)
cond: Naoto Shibayama, Electric guitar solo: Kengo Momose and Masahiro Suzuki
This is a ballad styled original work of Kengo Momose, and it is originally written
for a electric guitar with guitar orchestra. Arranged for double electric guitar
solo at this time and it will be premiere preformed. Soloists are Kengo Momose
and Masahiro Suzuki, both highly praised at the concert in the U.S.
6. Kagura (comp: Urato Watanabe, arr. Hiroki Niibori)
cond: Kyoko Momose
Conductress will challenge manly Japanese piece of music. Japanese percussions
= Wadaiko (Japanese drums) in big, middle and small sizes, Surigane and Shinobue
will play important part. Inviting Mr. Hiromitsu Hagiwara as Wadaiko player and
Mr. Shinji Hamakawa as Shinobue player, this piece of music will be performed.
This is said to be only for Japanese.
7. Nanatsu-no-ko in baroque style (comp. Masaaki Hayakawa, arr. Hiroki Niibori)
cond: Kyoko Momose
Contrastive to Kagura, Japanese heart warming children's song is the motif of
This piece is arranged like baroque style (just like Pachelbel's Canon) by Masaaki
Hayakawa and you can fully enjoy beautiful sound of guitar ensemble.
8. Recife Dos Carais (comp. S.Assad, arr. Masatoshi Taruishi)
perf. DANROKU (Niibori Guitar Men's Sextet)
This piece was composed by elder brother, Sergio, of guitarist brothers, Assad,
for guitar solo and it was arranged for DANROKU. It became one of the popular
repertoires of DANROKU.
Town of Recife, located north-east of Brazil, is so beautiful to be called as
"Venice of Brazil" and coral reef is a highlight. Scenery of shining
town is well expressed by 6 rhythmic guitars and tree chimes.
9. When You Wish Upon A Star & Sleeping Beauty (comp. Harlin & Tchaikovsky,
arr. Hideaki Kobayashi)
perf. Niibori Guitar Ladies' Quartet
This piece is one of recorded pieces of music in healing CD "Nocturne",
put on sale just before and talked about so much, and it will be performed. "When
You Wish Upon A Star" is arranged just like a lullaby and later half is fantastic
"Sleeping Beauty", arranged to be enjoyed beautiful graceful sound of
guitars played only by ladies. Please enjoy relaxing yourself.
10. Hungarian Rhapsody (comp. Liszt, arr. Kazuyuki Terada)
cond. Kazuyuki Terada
All performers for this concert including invited performers will appear on stage
and perform this piece composed by Liszt, magician of piano. It will be organized
with guitar ensemble, xylophone (Nayu Niibori), 2 flutes (Koshibe, Hamakawa),
bass electric guitar (Kengo Momose), cymbals (Masahiro Suzuki) and tympani (Hagiwara).
Solemn first half and rhythmical later half give good contrast in this piece of
music. Guitars of each sound range and solo of xylophone and flute appear in the
first half, and the later half will be half-crazed as title shows! All performers
in NE have superb technique but it will be very hard to express this piece of
music without performing passionately, half-crazed, whirling up the dust. Last
piece of concert will be this piece of music and stamina of NE will be worth seeing.
Is it possible to accomplish? Your passionate hand clapping will be expected when
they reached goal.
Many performers will be invited and splendid encore will be expected for this
Dont miss the chance!
[Yokohama] May 17 (Wed.) Curtain rise; 19:00 at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
[Tokyo] May 18 (Thu.) Curtain rise; 19:00 at Casals Hall in Nihon University
Both of above; S-seat 4,500yen, A-seat (adult) 3,500yen, A-seat (student)2,500yen
This issue is featuring introduction of 4 Guitar Schools, Dr. Hiroki Niibori works
as president. 3 of them are Educational Foundations and foreign students will
be accepted. You can study guitar orchestra in Niibori-Method and it is possible
to join the orchestra. Graduated students got diplomas are introduced from page
12 and after.
Please ask details for address shown below.
Healing CD "Nocturne" was put on sale for the first time in N-Group.
Details will be introduced in next issue.
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