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Sponsored by Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, 2 groups of 4 people will receive a [1 day pass] to watch 3 performances!

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Who is Toshi?
Who is Toshi Ichiyanagi?

Toshi Ichiyanagi © ︎ Koh Okabe

An avant-garde composer who has always been at the forefront, a pianist who crosses from classical to modern times, an introducer of John Cage in Japan, and an organizer who handles various projects. or···.

In 2020, he celebrated his 20th anniversary as Intendant of the Kanagawa Arts and Culture Foundation. However, on the other hand, this year is also an unforgettable year in that human beings were covered with the corona wreck. Unlucky? No, the overlap of the two seems symbolic in a sense. For Ichiyanagi, who has been thinking about the relationship between music and nature, "composing" is also an act of searching for knowledge for human society to overcome its own vulnerabilities. Therefore, in the legend of Toshi, the two concerts held under this name, there must be a space that illuminates the situation of the corona wreck from the music, which is not beautiful.

A marathon concert entitled "Extreme LOVE" will be held at Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall on Saturday, March 20th. In the first part, "Kreutzel Sonata" who is in charge of the piano and Toru Takemitsu "Ichiyanagi"Various elements that formed the existence of Toshi Ichiyanagi, such as "Blue Aurora for Kei", are lined up. The second part features Shamisen Hidejiro Motojo and other young hopes from the Japanese music world. It will become clear that the world of Japanese musical instruments is actually the hidden core of Ichiyanagi. And in the third part, Takuji Kawai made the monumental series "Piano Music 1-7" sound. There are signs that unexpected happenings will occur ...

In addition, an intermission where you can enjoy sound installations and talks in the foyer that makes use of the modernist architecture designed by Kunio Maekawa. At the same time, it is a day of new sensations and arts that you can enjoy at the Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall. Each concert has about 1 hour without breaks, replacement system, and all seats are free. The details are as follows.

"Toshi Legend"
Toshi Ichiyanagi 20th Anniversary of Intendant
Extreme LOVE
[Date and time] March 20 (Sat / holiday)
[Classical] 13: 00- / [Traditional] 14: 45- / [Experimental] 16: 30-
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall
[Classical] Toshi Ichiyanagi (piano), Tatsuki Narita (violin), Mami Hagiwara (piano), Blue Aurora Saxophone Quartet [Masataka Hirano, Takuya Tanaka, Atsushi Nishimoto, Satoshi Kato ☆, Makoto Hondo]
☆ Satoshi Kato will appear as the tenor player in this performance.
[Traditional] J-TRAD ensemble-MAHOROBA [Hidetaro Honjo, Hideji Honjo (Shamisen) Aoiyama Kawamura (Shakuhachi) Maya Kimura (25-string koto) Nobutaka Yoshizawa (17-string koto) Kisaburo Katada (Otsuzumi) <Supervision> Shutaro Honjo]
[Experimental] RiverBeginning of Go Taku (piano)
[INTERMISSION CONTENTS] Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morihide Katayama, etc.
[Classical] Beethoven: 1st movement from Violin Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzel", Toru Takemitsu: Blue Aurora for Kei Ichiyanagi, Frank: Violin Sonata, Kei Ichiyanagi: Friends
[Traditional] Yuji Takahashi: From "Shamisen" Water (shamisen solo), Shinji Takada (Shutaro Motojo): Fish tears (shamisen, shakuhachi, 25-koto, 17-koto, music), Mori Enka: Sanban-koto Kei Ichiyanagi Kanagawa Arts and Culture Foundation 20th Anniversary of the Inauguration of Arts Director Taiko, Shamisen, Shamisen, For the 17th Koto (Shamisen, Shamisen, 17th Koto, Taiko), Nordgren: Quartet for Japanese Traditional Instruments No. 5 Musical Chapters Canto (Shamisen, Shamisen, Koto, 17 Koto), Shinji Takada: Shamisen (Shamisen, Shamisen, 25 Koto, 17 Koto, Koto), Smetana (Arranged by Masatoshi Nakamura): VLTAVA [ Moldau] (Shamisen, Koyumi, Shamisen, Twenty-five Koto, Seventeen Koto, Music), John Cage: In a Landscape (Shamisen, Twenty-Five Koto Solo), Kei Ichiyanagi: Density (Shamisen, Shamisen, Koto) ), Shutaro Motojo: Shamisen, Shamisen, Twenty-five Koto, Seventeen Koto, Music
[Experimental] Toshi Ichiyanagi "Piano Music 1st-7th" continuous performance
[Fee] (All seats reserved / replacement system)
■ Single ticket for each concert General ¥ 2,500
■ 1-day pass ¥ 4,000 (You can see the Classical / Traditional / Experimental 3 performances.)
■ Ichiyanagi sheet (24 years old or younger, student) ¥ 0
* Toshi Ichiyanagi invites students. Advance application is required at the ticket Kanagawa.
[Ticket sales] Ticket Kanagawa TEL.0570-015-415 (Reception hours 10: 00-18: 00)
[Organizer] Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall (Kanagawa Arts and Culture Foundation)
[Inquiry] 045-263-2567 (Kana)Kawa Prefectural Music Hall / 9: 00-17: 00, closed on Mondays)
* The time may be slightly longer as it includes improvisational performances.
* Especially Experimental may exceed one and a half hours.


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[Summary of gift application]
2 groups of 4 people will receive a 1-day pass for the <"Toshi Legend" Toshi Ichiyanagi Intendant 20th Anniversary Extreme LOVE> to be held at Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall on Saturday, March 20th. I will give it to you.
[Classical] 13: 00-
[Traditional] 14: 45 ~
[Experimental] 16: 30- (Parts 1-3 / All performances)
【Application method】
If you would like to receive a viewing ticket (1 day pass), please apply using the application form below. We are looking forward to your application.
[Application deadline]
Until 23:59 on Thursday, March 11, 2021
[Lottery / Winning Announcement]
Winners will be announced when the admission ticket (1 day pass) is shipped. (It will be mailed from the Kanagawa Prefectural Culture Division.)
* If the winner's address is unknown and the admission ticket (1 day pass) cannot be delivered, the winner will be invalidated.
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Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall was opened in 1954 as Japan's first full-scale music hall as a public facility. Modeled after London's Royal Festival Hall, the hall was designed to produce the best sound effects, and was praised as "the best sound in the Orient" at the time of its opening, and its sound is still highly evaluated not only in Japan but also overseas. increase. The walls of the hall are all made of "wood", and its acoustic sound continues to impress people even 60 years after its opening. In 1998, it was selected as one of the "100 Public Buildings" by the Ministry of Construction as an excellent public facility rooted in the region, and in 1999, DOCOMOMO (modern) was selected as an important cultural heritage of the 20th century. It was selected as one of the "20 Modern Movement Architectures in Japan" by an international organization established for the purpose of recording and preserving the formation of buildings and environments related to the movement.

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