Music Thursday 23rd Aug 2018 3-5pm
Takemitsu 88
88th anniversary celebration of the birth of Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu

To celebrate the 88th anniversary year of the great Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, The Takemitsu Society are presenting performances of his music, as well as works by Japanese and British contemporary composers.


Introduction and interviews by Peter Burt

Toru Takemitsu Les yeux Clos, Rain Tree Sketch and Songs

Yuka Takechi Winter Light/ Ephemera (UK premiere) and a new work (World premiere)

Andrew Melvin Harmonica Quartet (World premiere)

Emi Watanabe Beyond Haiku


Ensemble Elan : Shima Kobayashi (harmonica)/ Charles Tait (violin)/ Nicola Tait Baxter (cello)/Andrew Melvin (piano)

Elise Lorraine (vocal ) / Ayo Vincent (piano) / Emi Watanabe (Japanese flute)

Victoria Meteyard (soprano)

Midori Komachi (violin)

Junko Kobayashi (piano)

This concert is kindly supported by the Great Britain SASAKAWA Foundation

The Warehouse - London Festival Orchestra
13 Theed Street