Invitation to 2006 Public Performance of Niibori Guitar Philharmonic Orchestra
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
Public performance of N-Orch., scheduled to be held on coming September 10 (Sunday)
is introduced below.
You can enjoy both of the latest N-Method (novel challenge by N-Orch.!) and traditional
sound = memory and surprise. As this concert is highly valuable for leaders of
guitar ensembles and peoples concerning to guitar, audience will come together
from all over Japan and overseas.
So, this concert is called as Main Concert.
By the way, what are memory and surprise for this year? Let's introduce here.
Dr. Hiroki Niibori, founder and foster parent of N- Orch., will conduct march
"Aufs Korn!" and waltz "Fluhlingsstimmen", both composed by
Johan Strauss the 2nd (born in 1825 died in 1899) and premiere performance
of N-Orch. "Fluhlingsstimmen" gives feeling of full of youth and happiness,
suggesting if he was in love to his 3rd marriage, although composed by 58 years
old Strauss. It is said to be composed this piece of music impromptu at a party.
As you can realize, having no grand introduction usually appear in Wiener Waltzes
of that time, this piece of music has very beautiful melody. It will be performed
by instruments for this time and N- Orch. is planning to perform with Soprano
(vocal) in near future. "Aufs Korn!" is the work in his later years
and it is a joyful march. Both pieces of music give feeling of warmth and living
Here is a description on Johan Strauss the 2nd written by Dr. Niibori.
"He was a composer of all his works were together with peoples. No matter
how daily life went (they were at war), he gave them hope, friendship, love and
pleasure. From 1844 (his debut) to 1899, all of his activity, regardless of social
status, gave living pleasures. He never forgot love and friendship came from rhythm
of rustic guitar held by a farmer in province of Alps. The unique part of Tempo
Rubato surely suggests a signal of 'Are you ready? Let's take a step forward altogether
as one body' to performers and dancers. It should be a "pause" or "love"
which could never be written in the score. It will be "love" cultivated
in soft strings of guitar and violin for hundreds of years." (quotation from
"Guitar Music" magazine, Nov. 1975)
It would be easily understood the reason why Dr. Niibori loves to conduct the
works of Strauss from above description. This kind of music must be possibly needed
at this time. Do not miss the chance to hear charms of only guitar orchestra has
(arpeggio etc.). Of course Dr. Niiboris conducting is worth seeing.
Coming next is a must seeing for guitar fans! N-Orch. will premiere perform famous
concert for guitar "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre". Conductor will be
Mr. Kazuhiro Komatsuzaki having sure fundamentals with beautiful conducting and
soloist will be Mr. Hiromu Taguchi, concert master of NE and became very famous
in last public performance in U.S. and other concerts. This piece of music was
composed as concert for guitar by contemporary composer Mr. Joaquin Rodrigo making
use of "Suite Espanola" composed by 17th century composer Mr. Gaspar
Sanz. It is consisted of 4 movements (performance time is about 27 minutes) and
1st movement "Villano y Ricercare", 3rd movement "Danza de las
Hachas" and 4th movement "Canario" will be performed for this time.
The 4th movement will be easily understood that the material is Sanz's "Canarios"
favorite one for guitar fans. New musical instrument, never used in N-Orch. before,
for wind instrument part will be adopted. Don't miss it!
2 original works of popular Mr. Kengo Momose will be performed for this time.
They are "AME ~Mizu to Hikari no Fantasia~" (Fantasia of Rain by its
Water and Light) conducted by Ms. Kyoko Momose and concert for electric guitar
"Gold Rush"conducted by Mr. Kazuyuki Terada. Both of them are arranged
for N-Orch. Soloists for "Gold Rush" are composer Mr. Kengo Momose,
Mr. Masahiro Suzuki and new member of NE Mr. Naoyuki Sawada. The triple solo for
this time is the first trial. And "AME" is the premiere performance
2 pieces of music, baroque styled "'O Sole Mio" and "Ciribiribin"
(adapted by Masaaki Hayakawa), will be continuously performed as the first trial.
These are favorite pieces as repertoire of NE, and cembalo guitar ensemble (ensemble
using cembalo guitars of each sound range), becoming popular, costarring with
N-Orch. will perform for this time. Baroque styled "'O Sole Mio" seems
to be combined with canzone 'O Sole Mio and J.S.Bach's Brandenburg Concert and
cadence performed by cembalo guitars rich in Bach's style will be especially worth
hearing. Conductor will be experienced Mr. Mitsuaki Kubota.
2 pieces of music from healing CD "Nocturne" now on sale and much talked
about will be performed. Minuetto from Divertimento No.17 composed by Mozart is
a repertoire of ladies' ensemble "The Dreamers the 1st" attained great
success in public performance in U.K., and performance of ladies' ensemble (2
guitarrons were performed by gentlemen) in 1991 is recorded in this CD. Conductor
was Dr. Niibori. Conductor for this time will be also a lady, Ms. Emiko Watanabe,
obtained top award for both of general and student department of All Nippon Guitar
Concours in last year. The sound will be expectable. Also Ladies' Quartet (JOYON)
will perform "La Musique de L'amour" (P. Senneville), once recorded
in 1991. This piece of music was arranged by excellent arranger Mr. Hideaki Kobayashi
and it will be 15 years interval for performing at big stage. You will be able
to enjoy pure sound of guitar for these 2 pieces of music.
2 favorably received pieces of music at NE public performance in this year will
Costarring marimba and guitar ensemble will perform "Parada der zin sol da
Marimba solo is sweet and performer will be expert Ms. Nayu Niibori. Conductor
will be talented performer Mr. Naoto Shibayama. Another one will be "Recife
Dos Corais" performed by DANROKU (men's sextet) adding new member. This is
a very popular repertoire and arrangement is superb.
Those are all for program of the concert and please look forward to encore as
NE public performance. Of course it will depend upon hand claps of audience.
This public performance with full of topics is scheduled to be held at 1:30 p.m.
on Sept. 10 (Sun.) at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall. It is a nice hall with good
sound effect and audience feel very close to performers. Dont miss! You
can also enjoy dinning and shopping at Muza Kawasaki (urban complex institution).
Why don't you make splendid plans together with the concert?
Niibori Guitar Philharmonic Orchestra Public Performance 2006
September 10 (Sun.) 2006 Curtain rise: 13:30 Site: Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
S seat 7,000yen A seat 6,000yen B seat 5,000yen
C seat 3,500yen (Primary to High School Student 2,000yen)
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