A Concert for Spring
March 17, 2018 (Saturday)
Nagano Prefecture, Azumino City Toyoshina Museum of Modern Art
Opening at 1:30 pm and Concert start at 2 p.m.
※ Admission fee (permanent exhibition) is required.
Tel: 0263-73-5638 fax: 0263-73-6320
Sculptor Hiroatsu Takata has made a lot of people's "face".
People who have made friendship like a lamp with Takata: Roman Rolland, Rouault, Kohtaro Takamura and Motokichi Takahashi.
People whose work gave impression to Takata without actually meeting them: Kitaro Nishida and Kenji Miyazawa.
And, as a series of female statues, figures that were purified in Takata.
I will try to turn the impression received from the face and appearance of Takata's sculptures, the impression of the poetry and works of Takata's friends in mind into several piano pieces.
I look forward to playing them in a wind of early spring.
Light before birth 〜to Léon Deubel〜
Stone of Memory 〜R. Rilke〜
Morning of Farewell 〜Kenji Miyazawa〜
Beautiful River 〜Motokichi Takahashi〜
Sakura sakura 〜Traditional〜
Lamp of Thinking
Memorial concert 30 years after passing of Hiroatsu Takata(1900-87, sculptor)
17 JUNE 2017
Junko Tsumanuma (Voices, Narratives), Kanae Imura (Cello),
Kenji Watanabe (Violin), Mai Ishihara (Paintings)
& Zaiya Takahashi (Piano)
Matsuyama Civic Activity Center Hall
"Fantasy by Reading, Strings and Piano: from works of poets and artists who related with Takata and Takata himself"
Far from the sky（inspired by Motokichi Takahashi's poetry work）
Visionary Sea (ibid.)
Man when he left this world... (inspired by Kitaro Nishida)
To Kohtaro Takamura (inspired by Hiroatsu Takata)
Diary of Romain Rolland (Zaiya Takahashi)
Light of heart (Zaiya Takahashi)
Mai Ishihara: Mahoroba (2017）
The concept of concert "Lamp of Thinking":
A spiritual lamp in which a sculptor thinks
lights the spirits of people he admired.
I asked Ms. Mai Ishihara, Japanese traditional painting artist, to create a work and she kindly made new and wonderful painting work for this concept.
She says, "Mahoroba" is an ancient Japanese word which means "very good place".
Website of Mai Ishihara:
Light of Heart (KOKORONOHI)
5 MARCH 2016
Zaiya Takahashi (piano)
R.M.Rilke, Denkstein(Stone of Memory) in The Sonnets to Orpheus.
Kitaro Nishida, Man when he left this world... in Contemplation and Experience.
Ryoichi Wago, Pebble of Poetry.
Kenji Miyazawa, Morning of Farewell in Spring and Shura.
Motokichi Takahashi, Glacier of Destiny, in Bosom of Grass.
Zaiya Takahashi, Twenty-four Journeys.
Flowers of Tone (OTO NO AYA) Special 2
12 SEPTEMBER 2015
Zaiya Takahashi (piano)
Chuya Nakahara, Sorrow That Was Stained, Home Coming in Song of Goat
__Fig Leaves, The Stream Gleams Bluely, Morning, Unpublished poems
Motokichi Takahashi, Autumn, Visionary Sea in Distant Sight
__Beautiful River in Lost in Sight
__Faraway Sky in Bosom of Grass
Sinkichi Ito, Journey in Joshu
Words and Strings (KOTOBA TO GEN)
11 JULY 2015
Junko Tsumanuma (Voices, Narratives), Kanae Ban (Cello)
Mai Ishihara (Art Work) and Zaiya Takahashi (Piano)
Kenji Miyazawa, Night on the Milky Way Train
Hiroatsu Takata, Rouault
Motokichi Takahashi, Filled with Rainbow in Bosom of Grass, etc.
Zaiya Takahashi, Temple of Time
Sinkichi Ito, journey in Joshu