Dai Fujikura

New European Ensemble
Fri 18 Nov 20:15 - 22:25
Fri 18 Nov '22
20:15 - 22:25
  • Fri 18 Nov '22
    20:15 - 22:25
    Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
    Past event

Dai Fujikura is known for his colourful works connecting the contemporary idiom with the traditional musical language of his native Japan. He has written works for the Salzburger Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Chicago Symphony among others. 

Programme

Fujikura in Focus: a Tribute to Japan
Fujikura - Vanishing Point
Toshio Hosokawa – Im Frühlingsgarten
Fujikura - Cello concerto
Yu Oda – Nieuw werk (première)
Fujikura - Ice

His majestic and refined concerto for cello and ensemble makes use of subtle instrumentation. Ice full of exotic pecussion instruments, was inspired by the breaking up of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets. The focus on nature is also central to Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa of the older generation, whose work Im Frühlingsgarten, is included. NEuE will also play a new work by Japanese/Dutch composer Yu Oda who connects the music of John Dowland with a contemporary Japanese electronic sound world.

Performers

New European Ensemble
Willem Stam – cello

Discover the Japanese classical music tradition in Amare

One thing is clear: this season The Hague can enjoy the fruits of the rich tradition of classical music in Japan. Curious to find out what that sounds like?