Guide to Niibori Guitar Ensemble <NE> Public Performance
Kiyomi Niibori (a member of NE & Ladies' Quartet, Master of Arts in Music)
Niibori Guitar Ensemble = NE became to be talked much about in the guitar society
in the world attaining big success with all standing ovation for guest performance
at overseas' guitar festivals such as U.S.A. in 2005, Singapore in 2006, and Seoul,
Korea in Niibori's 50th anniversary, 2007.
Moreover in last year, NE, actively working in domestic and overseas, performed
in Munich and MusikfereinGolden Hall in Vienna and we are going to have
NE recital on July 2 (Wed.) this year at "Minato-Mirai Hall" in Yokohama.
The first of all is for the conductor. 3 conductors from the member of NE played
active part until last year, but for this time, only 1 conductor, Mr. Kazuyuki
Terada, resulted wonderful achievements also in overseas public performances,
will play. This is recommended & guaranteed by Dr. Hiroki Niibori, musical
director & conductor of N-Orchestra! Having Mr. Masayuki Kato, performed with
NE in Munich and Vienna in last year, as a guest performer and costarring in overseas
public performance will be reenacted. Furthermore, concerts with flute, xylophone
and guitarron, and new piece of musicnew arrangement will be presented.
All pieces of music is enjoyable and it will be joyful concert for NE fans of
course, musicguitar lovers and first comers.
Almost all pieces of music could be performed by orthodox organization of guitar
ensemble in N-Method and this concert will not to be missed by guitar ensemble
players! Pieces of music are introduced below.
[Program of NE Public Performance]
1. The 2nd movement from Divertissements K.137
(composed by Mozart, arranged by NE)
Concert will be opened with refreshing piece by Mozart, after few years' interval.
Please enjoy sound of pure guitar ensemble. NE left excellent performance for
this also in the past as repertoire of NE. Technique of 1st alto guitar, of course,
and 2nd alto guitar is worth seeing.
2. Concert for 2 flutes and thoroughbass, C-major
(comp. Vivaldi, arr. Hiroki Niibori)
Flute solo: Yuko Koshibe (solo.1) , Miki Yamamoto (solo.2)
This piece of music will be performable only by performers of 2 marvelous flutists
and thoroughbass = bass guitar and cembalo guitar performers. You will be able
to fully enjoy beautiful sound of 2nd movement especially performed with only
flutes and thoroughbass. Flutists are Yuko Koshibe and Miki Yamamoto, costarred
last year for Doppler's piece. Solo by perfect pair will be heard for this time
3. 12 variations on "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman'' K.265 (comp. Mozart, arr.
Performer : Cembalo Guitar Ensemble
This will be the first piece of music composed by Mozart for this ensemble usually
performed pieces by Bach in the past. The theme of this variation is a French
piece, popular in late 1700 in Europe, meaning "Daughter confiding her worry
about love to her mother". Now, this piece of music became familiar also
for children as piece of "Twinkling stars". Theme is familiar but many
techniques, especially in Mozart's piece, will be worth seeing and variations
heard next to next will be charming.
4. Tyrolean Gallop (Tyrolean folk song, arr. Mitsuaki Kubota & Hiroki Niibori)
Xylophone solo: Aya Ohtomo
This piece of music is joyful music of Tyrol district = Innsbruck. Members of
NE are guitarists but many of them play other instruments very well and xylophone
plays important part in this piece of music. Xylophone player is Aya Ohtomo, performed
"Sakura variations" as a soloist with wonderful guitar technique at
the last year's public performance in Europe. It is talked much about with expectations
as "Same level as for guitar or exceeding?"
5. Guitarron Concert
From Nutcracker "March & Trepak" (comp. Tchaikovsky, arr. Naoto
Guitarron solo: Shigetsugu Tanaka
This concert fully utilizes guitarron, having somewhat funny sound, in spite of
low musical interval instrument. Soloist is outstanding joyful performer in NE,
Shigetsugu Tanaka, most popular performer at the last year's public performance
in Korea! Please enjoy it.
6.Tango en Skai with ensemble (comp. Dyens, arr. NE)
Prime guitar solo: Masayuki Kato
2 pieces of music from here will be performed costarring with Mr. Masayuki Kato,
reenacting the last year's public performance in Europe. This piece of music brought
the name of R. Dyens very famous with that one work, and many people heard the
piece as the piece of guitar solo. This time, the arrangement will not be the
same as performed at last year's NE recital, and original "Tango en Skai"
with string part arranged for guitar ensemble will be performed. Although it is
short piece of music, you can enjoy full charms of guitar, not elegant and delicate,
somewhat cowed and gloomy dance music.
7. The 3rd movement from Canzone di chiusura for guitars and strings (comp.
Sylvie Bodoroba, arr. NE)
Prime guitar solo: Masayuki Kato
This piece of music was composed by Sylvie Bodoroba, composer, born in Czech in
Bodoroba won international composer contest in Manheim, Czech Broadcast Station
etc. She won high reputation and counted 1 in 4 composers in Czech, composing
and publishing requested pieces of music from numerous famous music festivals
in Germany, Czech, France, America and so on. This piece of music was performed
with Masayuki Kato and Czech Virtuosi Orchestra in 2000 Czech Music Festival and
2004 concert tour in Germany. This piece is a musical masterpiece with noble styled,
vivid irregular time, and full of poetic feeling.
8. Les Jambes from Suite Contatosu (comp. P. Bellinati, arr. Tetsurou Ihara
Performer : DANROKU (Niibori Guitar Men's Sextet)
Fully rhythmic, sharp DANROKU is a very popular group. Bellinati's works = "Jongo",
"Baiao de Gude", arranged from guitar solo pieces, performed by them
won high reputation and the piece of music, fans waited for eagerly, will be performed
for this year!
9. Au Bord de la Riviere~A Comme Amour (comp. Seneville & Toussaint, arr.
Performer : Niibori Guitar Ladies' Quartet
It has been long time since 1993 regular members of ladies' quartet perform at
big public performance. This piece has beautiful sound & arrangement and you
will feel the strength of women's emotion in elegant sound. Arranger is Mr. Hideaki
Kobayashi familiar arranger for ladies' quartet. It is said to be a little bit
renewed as 2008 issue for this time.
10. Escualo (comp. Piazzolla, arr. Masatoshi Taruishi & NE)
This piece was performed at the public performance in Poland, 2002, and obtained
good reputation. This piece is a work of maestro Astor Piazzolla combining, it
can be said, hard rhythm of tango with classicalcontemporary music. Piazzolla
is said to be having hobby of shark fishing-----. It is powerful, eccentric, and
charming only by flute & NE.
11. Pastoral ~ Sky, Cloud & Wind~ (comp. Kengo Momose)
This is an original piece by Mr. Kengo Momose. This piece of work is possibly
accomplished only in Japan making you think of sound of Japanese KOTO at introduction
and last part of the piece. As a whole, this piece of music has distressed, warm
and tender impression, and it will make you think of imaging beautiful nature
you see in daily life and recall memory in your childhood. This piece won top
prize in Composing Department of All Japan Guitar Concours (Musical score was
described in Harmony, April issue of this year) and it will be premiere performance
as NE version with partly revised by composer.
And, encore for NE Public Performance ----. Please look forward on the day.
[NE Public Performance]
July 2 (Wed.) curtain rise: 19:00 at Yokohama Minato-Mirai Hall (small)
Conductor: Mr. Kazuyuki Terada , Guest performer: Mr. Masayuki Kato
All seat reserved S seat 4,500yen , A seat 3,500yen
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