Project information

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA is a project supported by LUCERNE FESTIVAL, which was established in Switzerland and now as a prominent music festival, gathers world renowned orchestras, conductors, and performers. The venue selected is Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture—a city historically famous for its beautiful scenery. Healing the people with its beauty even after being struck after the unforgettable earthquake and tsunamis on March 11, 2011, this venue will welcome the balloon structured hall named ARK NOVA, where world class music and performance, traditional local performance art will come together as one. Since ARK NOVA Hall is a mobile hall, it can travel around the disaster areas and bring people together creating interactions. A Music Festival where people are touched and encouraged by the power of music and culture will unfold here.

About matsushima

Matsushima City has been well known for its scenic beauty from far back in the Heian era, and is selected as National Special Place of Scenic Beauty, and.Prefectural Natural Park. The scenery from all four directions are called as the Four Great Scenery, showing each a unique beauty. The contrast of color created by the deep green pine trees, the numerous islands in the bay present a very unique balance, appealing from all directions. A place where you can indulge in a scenery with long history, Matsushima. This fall, the music will ring through the winds travelling over the blue oceans of Matsushima.

basic information
Venue Matsushima City, Miyagi Prefecture, Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park, and other locations
Peiod September 27th 2013 (Friday) - October 14th 2013 (Monday)
Organizer Matsushima Executive Committee (Matsushima Town, Matsushima Town Board of Education, others)
ARK NOVA Executive Committee
Artistic Directors Michael Haefliger (Artistic and Executive Director of LUCERNE FESTIVAL), Arata Isozaki (Architect), Anish Kapoor (Sculptor), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Musician), Masahide Kajimoto (Chairman of ARK NOVA Executive Committee)
Planning and Program Production Cooperation KAJIMOTO
Architectural Design Cooperation Isozaki, Aoki and Associates
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“LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima 2013” will host programs conducted by LUCERNE FESTIVAL, as well as programs bringing together the tradition, citizens, children of Tohoku. Various world renown artists and musicians such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, who support LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA will join for special programs.

Dudamelサムネイル
Workshop Program by Gustavo Dudamel
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Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
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Tōjūrō Sakata and others Kabuki Performance/ Japanese Da...
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(日本語) アーク・ノヴァ 一般公開日
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The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival “An Encore Live in Mats...
定禅寺サムネイル
The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival “An Encore Live in Mats...
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-Naomi Munetsugu Presents- CFJ Music Program for Childre...
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-Naomi Munetsugu Presents- CFJ Music Program for Childre...
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(日本語) 茂山逸平 他 狂言
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A string sextet performed by members from the Lucerne Fe...
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Tohoku Youth Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Tohoku Youth Orchestra with Yoshihide Otomo
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing on the Piano & Improvising with...
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Workshop Program by Gustavo Dudamel
Gustavo Dudamel attended El Sistema (*see note 1) in Venezuela and is the most supported conductor by the worlds leading orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic. This workshop program is the first of its kind in Japan that has been implemented for the children of Japan.

*Note 1) El Sistema is a publicly financed voluntary sector music education program in Venezuela, founded in 1975 by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu under the name of Social Action for Music. 70 to 90 percent of the students come from poor socio-economic backgrounds.

Photo by Richard Reinsdorf
Conductor’s Profile
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Gustavo Dudamel
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s passionate music-making continues to inspire audiences of all ages worldwide. Currently serving as Music Director of both the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the impact of his musical leadership is felt on four continents. His commitment to these posts accounts for the major portion of his yearly schedule, while he also guest conducts with some of the world’s greatest musical institutions. This season he returns to the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, and tours with La Scala in opera and concert to Japan. Additional guest appearances include the New York Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Bamberg Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Gothenburg Symphony, where he is Honorary Conductor.

This season, Dudamel makes his first foray into composing for film with the major feature Libertador (the life of Simón Bolívar), for which he wrote the score and recorded it with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

Now in his 15th season as Music Director, Dudamel continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in his native Venezuela as well as on tour. Starting with a production of Tannhäuser at the Bogotá Opera in July 2013, followed by a 2013 summer residency at the Salzburg Festival, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra then tours to Paris and the Middle East in January of 2014, before travelling to California in February for a residency and joint concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for an LA Phil Tchaikovsky Festival.

Gustavo Dudamel is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where his contract has already been extended through 2018-19, the orchestra’s 100th season. Under his leadership the Los Angeles Philharmonic has expanded its diversified outreach through many projects, most notably Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by Venezuela’s widely successful El Sistema. With YOLA, Gustavo brings music to children in the underserved communities of Los Angeles, and also serves as an inspiration for similar efforts throughout the United States, as well as for programs in Sweden (Hammarkullen) and Scotland (Raploch). This season, the students of YOLA will have the unique opportunity of playing alongside the musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its first ever public “side by side” concert.

At the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it is not only the breadth of the audience reached, but also the depth of the programming performed under Gustavo Dudamel that is remarkable. Programs at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2013-2014 continue to represent the best and the boldest: eleven world premieres and thirteen commissions; a Hollywood Bowl Aida and Verdi Requiem; a community-wide season opening festival in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall, culminating in a gala performance at the Hall; and a seven-city North American tour in March 2014. The season ends with a staged Così fan tutte with sets by architect Zaha Hadid, completing a three-consecutive-year Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy project.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2005, Grammy winner Gustavo Dudamel has numerous recordings on the label, as well as many video/DVD releases which capture the excitement of significant moments in his musical life.

Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most decorated conductors of his generation, examples of which include Musical America’s 2013 Musician of the Year, 2011 Gramophone Artist of the Year, 2010 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, 2009 l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as a Chevalier and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, 2008 “Q Prize” from Harvard, along with several honorary doctorates.

Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, with his early musical and mentoring experiences molding his commitment to music as an engine for social change – a lifelong passion. In 2012, Gustavo and Eloísa Dudamel launched The Dudamel Foundation, which is dedicated to furthering music education and social justice around the world.

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2013/09/27 19:00 -20:00
仙フィルキャッチ
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
The Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 1973. The orchestra has spread their musical ability throughout eastern part of Japan with their 110 yearly performances, centered at the Sendai Youth Cultural Center Concert hall performing 9 times a year with a total of 18 regular performances. They have received great reviews for their orchestral performance of the opera “Pelléas et Mélisande (by Claude Debussy)” at their 250th regular concert in October 2010, as well as their contribution performing as the orchestra at the Sendai International Music Competition. The orchestra also performed for the music score in the movie Mt. Tsurugidake which was awarded the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music Score. Pascal Verrot has been appointed regular conductor, Kazuhiro Koizumi as guest conductor and Kazuki Yamada as music partner.
At LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima 2013 we will hold a performance with Gustavo Gimeno as conductor.

*We will hold an opening ceremony from 17:00-17:30.
Performed Pieces
Composer: Beethoven - “Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus” Op.43 Overture
Composer: Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major Op.68 “Pastoral-Sinfonie”
Conductor’s Profile
Gustavo Gimeno Portrait 68 Photography by Rob Beltjens
Gustavo Gimeno
Conductor Gustavo Gimeno brings to the podium the unique experiences gained during his time as Principal percussionist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (since 2001). His natural interest in developing as a musician led him to study conducting at the Amsterdam Conservatoire undertaking tutelage with Iván Fischer, Ed Spanjaard and Hans Vonk.
Since 2012 Gimeno is the artistic leader and chief-conductor of het Orkest Amsterdam after having been chief-conductor of the Amsterdam Symphonic Orchestra Con Brio from 2009 to 2012.
Returning to his native Spain Gustavo Gimeno recently appeared with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, and in 2013/14 he will guest conduct the Orquesta Municipal de Valencia. Further afield Gimeno makes his debut in Japan with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and in Europe his debut with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic Orchestra, Herford.
During 2013/14 season Gustavo Gimeno is also assistant to Mariss Jansons with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and to Claudio Abbado with the Orchestra Mozart, Bologna. Gustavo Gimeno will also assist him with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Caecilia.
Gustavo Gimeno has closely worked with renowned living composers as Theo Loevendie, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Pierre Boulez, Magnus Lindberg, Peter Eötvös and George Benjamin. As a teacher he works at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and has given master-classes all over the world (Germany, England, Japan, South-Korea, Russia, United States, Taiwan, etc.).
A keen chamber musician, Gustavo Gimeno has performed with Katia and Marielle Labèque piano duo, violinist Janine Jansen and trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich among others, and has been awarded with the 2nd Prize at the International Percussion Competition of Luxembourg. Performing music from Wolfgang Rihm and Magnus Lindberg he has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Performer’s Profile
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 1973. The orchestra has spread their musical ability throughout eastern part of Japan with their 110 yearly performances, centered at the Sendai Youth Cultural Center Concert hall performing 9 times a year with a total of 18 regular performances. They have received great reviews for their orchestral performance of the opera “Pelléas et Mélisande (by Claude Debussy)” at their 250th regular concert in October 2010, as well as their contribution performing as the orchestra at the Sendai International Music Competition. The orchestra also performed for the music score in the movie Mt. Tsurugidake which was awarded the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music Score.
Pascal Verrot has been appointed regular conductor, Kazuhiro Koizumi as guest conductor and Kazuki Yamada as music partner.

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2013/09/28 17:40 -19:00

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Tōjūrō Sakata and others Kabuki Performance/ Japanese Dance Performance
Naguta Music “Shima no Senzai”
“Shima no Senzai” is the name of a female dancer who is an ancestor of a dance started in the medieval era. This dance is often performed with the costume of high class male with traditional clothes and Eboshi hat and Japanese sward. The music was made in late Meiji era, and was the succession performance for Tazaemon Mochizuki 7th (later Bokusei Mochizuki 3rd ). The music is famous as one where “kotsuzumi (the small hand drum)” is focused, and this is because the music developed that way to express the female dancer, who usually danced with a small drum. For this time, the music will be performed as a female performance, with long hair expressing the figure of the female. It is a very high-toned performance with a feeling of celebration.

Nagauta Dance “Kanjincho”
This is a Kabuki performance developed from the Nou performance “Ataka,” based Muromachi Era’s “Gikeiki” (a military epic about the life of Yoshitsune), and was first performed by Danjuro Ichikawa 7th in 1840, established by Danjuro Ichikawa 9th to be one of the 18 repertoire of Kabuki. It was not danced recently, and when it was performed in 5th Kichizo Wakayagi Family Recital as a dance performance in 2002, it was highly welcomed from the society. The story is about Yoshitsune, who escapes along with his few followers to the eastern part of Japan, after being hunted by his own brother Yoritomo. The dance expresses the emotions of Yoshitsune and his followers through their lone hegira through the Kaga region, Ataka region heading east.
Performed Pieces / Performers
“Shima no Senzai” Tōjūrō Sakata
“Kanjincho” Kichizoh Wakayagi, Kikunojo Onoe, Motoi Hanayagi
Tōjūrō Sakata
Chairman of Japan Actors' Association. In October 1941, he debuted at the succession performance of “Senjaku Nakamura 2nd“ at Kadoza, Osaka. In November 1990, he succeeded Ganjiro Nakamura 3rd at Kabukiza, Tokyo. In December 2005, he succeeded the historically famous Kabuki name Tōjūrō Sakata 4th at Minamiza, Kyoto. He can perform leading male role or female role in Kabuki, with his unique gentleness and mellow charm, gorgeous performance. Ones who enjoy his performance are surprised by his youthful stage. With his deep understanding of Monzaemon Chikamatsu, he started Chikamatsu-za. He is aggressive in challenging new Kabuki, performing overseas, extending the Kabuki borders domestically and globally.
【Prize】1994 Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure of Japan), member of The Japan Art Academy, 2008 Praemium Imperiale, 2009 The Order of Cultural Merit.

traditional

2013/09/29 16:00 -17:00

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2013/09/30
Opening hours during the negotiating


Free event (reservation is not needed)
ジャズフェスキャッチ
The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival “An Encore Live in Matsushima”
“The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival” will fill the three most famous scenic places of Japan found in Matsushima full of music. Celebrated for 23 years, “The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival” is the biggest music festival in Japan is held on the street corners in the “City of Trees in Sendai” every year in September.
At LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima 2013 we will hold this festival with the name “An Encore in Matsushima.”
Performers
<ARK NOVA Hall>
11:00 – 11:40 Sendai Lawyers Committee Swing Lawyers
12:00 – 12:40 Kikuchan's
13:00 – 13:40 Eddie Takahashi with friends
14:00 – 14:40 NEW POPS
15:00 – 15:40 Blue sky Sounds Orchestra

jazz

2013/10/05 11:00 -17:00


Free event (reservation is not needed)
定禅寺キャッチ
The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival “An Encore Live in Matsushima”
“The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival” will fill the three most famous scenic places of Japan found in Matsushima full of music. Celebrated for 23 years, “The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival” is the biggest music festival in Japan is held on the street corners in the “City of Trees in Sendai” every year in September.
At LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima 2013 we will hold this festival with the name “An Encore in Matsushima.”
Performers
<ARK NOVA Hall>
11:00 – 11:40 Accomplish☆style
12:00 – 12:40 Golden Group Sounds orchestra
13:00 – 13:40 Kesennuma Junior Jazz Orchestra "Swing Dolphins"
14:00 – 14:40 KOKKEI JAPAN
15:00 – 15:40 Tohoku University New Forest Jazz Orchestra
16:00 – 16:40 JET HORNS

<Matsushima Town Bridge stage>
11:00 – 12:40 Drum Circle supported by Yamaha / NPO OHAIE PRODUCTS
13:00 – 13:40 Japanese Drum "KOU"
14:00 – 14:40 African Drum Team POREPORE
15:00 – 15:40 BODENASU Blues Band
16:00 – 16:40 Soul Addiction

<Zuiganji Special Stage>
11:00 – 11:40 IGARASHI SHOKO
12:00 – 12:40 Swing bird
13:00 – 13:40 Sonido del Viento
14:00 – 14:40 Inagaki Tatsuya Piano with quena Yasuhiro Takahashi
15:00 – 15:40 Feather
16:00 – 16:40 Shinsei Panchos Brothers

jazz

2013/10/06 11:00 -17:00


Free event (reservation is not needed)
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-Naomi Munetsugu Presents- CFJ Music Program for Children
<< Nestlé presents “HANA WA SAKU” with Tsunami Violin >>
Mai Kuraki, a reknown Japanese pop singer who have continuously performed for
charity after the Earth Quake will sing her original songs and “Hana wa Saku”, a song
made for charity for the Quake, with Tsunami violin, quartet and piano.

<< Munetsugu Angels Concert with Yokohama Symphonietta >>
Young artists who have won violin concours will perform along with Yokohama
Symphonietta.

<<Dami Kim Concert with Yokohama Symphonietta>>
Dami Kim will perform along with Yokohama Symphonietta

other

2013/10/09 13:30 -16:15


Not for sale (Program for local residents)
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-Naomi Munetsugu Presents- CFJ Music Program for Children
<< Noe Inui and Mario Haering Concert >>
A young talentedviolinist from the disastered area, Noe Inui will perform with pianist
Mario Haering.

<<Dami Kim Concert>>

other

2013/10/10 13:30 -15:10


Not for sale (Program for local residents)
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traditional

2013/10/11 15:00 -16:00

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黒森神楽

traditional

2013/10/12 14:00 -14:55


Not for sale (Program for local residents)
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A string sextet performed by members from the Lucerne Festival Orchestra
(*On the recommendation of his doctors, Claudio Abbado has been compelled on short notice to cancel his plans to conduct the concert on 12 October 2013.)

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra features the talent of six string instrumentalists such as violinists, Raphael Christ (Concertmaster of Orchestra Mozart) and Henja Semmler (member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra), violists, Wolfram Christ (former first principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Tanja Christ (former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), and cellists, Giovanni Gnocchi (guest principal cellist of Orchestra Mozart and Mahler Chamber Orchestra) and Jens Peter Maintz (solo cellist). All of these orchestra members are especially elite players among the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and belong to the orchestras that have close ties to Maestro Claudio Abbado.The Lucerne Festival Orchestra features the talent of six string instrumentalists such as violinists, Raphael Christ (Concertmaster of Orchestra Mozart) and Henja Semmler (member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra), violists, Wolfram Christ (former first principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Tanja Christ (former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), and cellists, Giovanni Gnocchi (guest principal cellist of Orchestra Mozart and Mahler Chamber Orchestra) and Jens Peter Maintz (solo cellist). All of these orchestra members are especially elite players among the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and belong to the orchestras that have close ties to Maestro Claudio Abbado.
These six members will perform two string pieces. First is a passionate and heavy string sextet piece which was composed by Johannes Brahms during his most fulfilling years as a composer (the very emotionally themed second movement of this piece is especially renowned). The second sextet piece, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence,” that was composed during his stay in Florence, is colored by melancholy with his sophisticated composition technique. and was composed during his stay in Florence. These two pieces will fully bring to life the phenomenal talent of these true virtuosos and these masterpieces will echo in the performance hall brilliantly like never before.

*These tickets will not go on sale for the general public and will only available to those customers who purchased tickets for the performance of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado on Oct. 12th because this performance is a substitute performance the Oct. 12th performance.
Performers
Raphael Christ- Violinist (Principal 2nd violinist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Concertmaster of Orchestra Mozart)
Henja Semmler- Violinist (member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
Wolfram Christ- Violist (solo violist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and former principal violist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)
Tanja Christ- Violist (former member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra)
Jens Peter Maintz- Cellist (solo cellist of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and professor at Berlin University of the Arts)
Giovanni Gnocchi- Cellist (professor at Mozarteum University of Salzburg)
Program
Brahms: Sextet for Strings No.1 in B-flat major Op.18
Tchaikovsky: Sextet for Strings in D major Op.70 « Souvenir de Florence »

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2013/10/12 12:30 -13:45

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Tohoku Youth Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto “Apetopesuppe” Program Part 1
“Apetopesuppe” is a saying that comes from the Matsushima area dialect that means “Let’s do something fun and crazy!” This program brings together the Tohoku Youth Orchestra that consists of children from across the Tohoku area and Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yoshihide Otomo. They will join together and generate a performance that is so fun and crazy.

This is a program that will feature the Tohoku Youth Orchestra (consisting of children from all across the Tohoku area) playing famous songs of Ryuichi Sakamoto. This program will bring you the world’s first performance of wind instrumental versions of YMO’s famous song “Behind the Mask”, “Rain” from the movie The Last Emperor, as well as an orchestral version of the theme song from NHK’s epic TV drama “Yae no Sakura” all conducted by Mr. Sakamoto himself. We were able to bring you this program with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s complete cooperation for a whole year with the Tohoku Youth orchestra.
Performer
Tohoku Youth Orchestra
Performed Pieces
“Yae no Sakura” Main Theme
“Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”
”Behind the Mask”
”Rain” and more
Conductor’s Profile
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Born in Tokyo in1952. He began his career in 1978 debuting with “The Thousand Knives,” and in the same year, started as a member of the pioneering electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), with Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi. After YMO disbanded, he has been expanding his area of activity from music, cinema, publishing, and advertising. In 1984, he won the BAFTA by the scores for “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.” He later won an Academy Award and Grammy Award for scoring “The Last Emperor.”
Performer’s Profile
Tohoku Youth Orchestra
The Tohoku Youth Orchestra is an orchestra that is formed with the establishment of this project. This orchestra consists of children in middle schools and high schools that usually perform separately, and brings them together as various orchestra formations for each performance. Together the world-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the world-renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will direct the Tohoku Youth Orchestra. They will each hold workshops and conduct concerts. The Tohoku Youth Orchestra is planned to continue after this venue.

http://tohoku-youth-orchestra.com/

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2013/10/13 13:00 -14:00
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Tohoku Youth Orchestra with Yoshihide Otomo
Ryuichi Sakamoto “Apetopesuppe” Program Part 2
“Apetopesuppe” is a saying that comes from the Matsushima area dialect that means “Let’s do something fun and crazy!” This program brings together the Tohoku Youth Orchestra that consists of children from across the Tohoku area and Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yoshihide Otomo. They will join together and generate a performance that is so fun and crazy.

This program is an improvised performance by the Tohoku Orchestra (consisting of children from all across the Tohoku area). Yoshidehide Otomo will conduct this program. After the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, he established a special large orchestra called “Orchestra FUKUSHIMA!” which consists of both amateur and professional members. We were able to bring you a specially organized performance of the Tohoku Youth Orchestra as “Orchestra TOHOKU!” because of Yoshide Otomo’s complete support with the youth orchestra. Please look forward to game in which the whole 300 members of the Tohoku Youth Orchestra will improvise their interpretation of commands given by Yoshihide Otomo. There are also plans to have a special performance of the Opening theme from NHK’s TV show “Amachan” composed by Mr. Otomo. We welcome the audience to also bring their own acoustic instruments or objects that can make noise and join in on the performance.
Performer
Tohoku Youth Orchestra
Performed Pieces
“Orchestra TOHOKU!”
“Amachan” Opening Theme
Conductor’s Profile
Yoshihide Otomo
Musician/Guitarist/Turn Table player/Composer/Producer. Born in 1959 in Yokohama, Japan. He spent his teenage years in Fukushima, in the Tohoku area. He creates independently, improvising music, from pieces like noise to popular music, and his area of activity is all around the globe. Otomo has been making video tracks for many movie contents as film music composer, and the number count up to over 70 pieces.
In the recent years, Otomo has been collaborating with many people under the name of “Ensembles,” producing music pieces for showcasing or unique style concerts. He has also been engaged in music workshops for children with disability, and projects that welcome people to join in. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, he launched Project FUKUSHIMA! together with Michiro Endo and Ryoichi Wago. In 2012, he won the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts. Currently, he is very busy with the very popular NHK drama “Amachan” ’s opening theme.
Performer’s Profile
Tohoku Youth Orchestra
The Tohoku Youth Orchestra is an orchestra that is formed with the establishment of this project. This orchestra consists of children in middle schools and high schools that usually perform separately, and brings them together as various orchestra formations for each performance. Together the world-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the world-renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will direct the Tohoku Youth Orchestra. They will each hold workshops and conduct concerts. The Tohoku Youth Orchestra is planned to continue after this venue.

http://tohoku-youth-orchestra.com/

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2013/10/13 15:30 -16:30
坂本大友キャッチ
Ryuichi Sakamoto Playing on the Piano & Improvising with Yoshihide Otomo— A Tribute to TOHOKU 2013
Ryuichi Sakamoto “Apetopesuppe” Program Part 3
“Apetopesuppe” is a saying that comes from the Matsushima area dialect that means “Let’s do something fun and crazy!” This program brings together the Tohoku Youth Orchestra that consists of children from across the Tohoku area and Ryuichi Sakamoto and Yoshihide Otomo. They will join together and generate a performance that is so fun and crazy.

This performance will feature Japan’s famous musician Ryuichi Sakamoto’s first solo piano performance for the Tohoku area and through this performance he will send his thoughts and feelings to those in the Tohoku Area. In the first half, there is a special improvised performance planned with Yoshihide Otomo, and we can’t wait to see what kind of joint improvised “Apetopesuppe” performance this will turn out to be at LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA in Matsushima 2013.
Performer
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Performed Piece
Undecided
Performer’s Profile
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Born in Tokyo in1952. He began his career in 1978 debuting with “The Thousand Knives,” and in the same year, started as a member of the pioneering electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), with Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi. After YMO disbanded, he has been expanding his area of activity from music, cinema, publishing, and advertising. In 1984, he won the BAFTA by the scores for “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.” He later won an Academy Award and Grammy Award for scoring “The Last Emperor.”

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2013/10/13 18:30 -20:00

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   The Jozenji Street Jazz Festival “An Encore Live i...
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   -Naomi Munetsugu Presents...
   -Naomi Munetsugu Presents...
   (日本語) 茂山逸平 他 狂言
   黒森神楽
   A string sextet performed...
   Tohoku Youth Orchestra wi...
   Tohoku Youth Orchestra wi...
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Main venue

Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park, Matsushima City, Miyagi District, Miyagi Prefecture. This is the place in which the famous story of the monk named Saigyo who went on a holy pilgrimage comes from. It is here where he met a young boy under a big pine tree and lost to him in a Zen dialogue and gave up on his way to Matsushima. This part is famous for its over 260 cherry blossom trees that stretch across the park. From its observatory you can experience cherry blossom viewing like never before with scenery of the Matsushima Bay.

access
〈From Sendai Station〉
JR Tohoku Main Line—Toward Rifu, Shiogama, Koga (down), bound for Kogota, Rifu, Matsushima. Approximately 25 minutes to Matsushima Station.
JR Senseki Line—Toward Matsushimakaigan, Ishimaki (down), bound for Takajomachi. By rapid service train approximately 25 minutes, by local train approximately 35 minutes to Matsushimakaigan Station.
〈From Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Station to the venue〉
From Matsushimakaigan Station: approximately 10 minutes by an exclusive shuttle bus (planned), approximately 5 minutes by taxi, and approximately 20 minutes by walking (1.5 km)
From Matsushima Station: approximately 15 minutes by an exclusive shuttle bus (planned)
Note: Those who do not have tickets for that day maybe not be allowed to use the bus.
〈Driving to ARK NOVA〉
For those who will be coming by car, please use the toll parking lots in the city and then use the shuttle bus from Matsushimakaigan Station or Matsushima Station. Note: Roads and parking lots are expected to be crowded. We ask that you please take JR or use taxis from the stations. There is no parking space available at Saigyo Modoshi no Matsu Park. There may a possibly that there will be limited access for general automobiles.

 http://www.matsushima-kanko.com/access/

attention

Please refrain from using cars as a means for transportation to the venue.

Tourlist information

 http://www.matsushima-kanko.com/

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