Japan: NEXT

May 26, 2016, 8 pm
Pre-concert chat at 7:15pm
Mazzoleni Hall
The Royal Conservatory
273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, CA, M5S 1W2 map

As part of the 21C Music Festival

Instruments from East and West merge in new ways for this exploration of extraordinary works by the next generation of internationally acclaimed Japanese composers. Visiting UK artists from Okeanos join an extended Continuum ensemble for a sensational experience from the sonic fringe. Also featured are world premieres by Hiroki Tsurumoto and Michael Oesterle.


  1. Dai FujikuraJP/UK
  2. Dai FujikuraJP/UK
  3. Dai FujikuraJP/UK
  4. Hikari KiyamaJP/BE
  5. Misato MochizukiJP
  6. Michael OesterleCA
  7. Cursor 6 ‡*§
    Hiroki TsurumotoJP/CA

* Premiered by Continuum
† Commissioned by Stan Witkin
‡ Canada Council Commission
§ Co-commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall for the 21C Music Festival, 2016

Performers Include

Mitsuki Dazai (koto), Robin Thompson (sho), Jinny Shaw (sho), Anne Thompson (flute), Leslie Newman (flute), Anthony Thompson (clarinet), Sheila Jaffé (viola), Catherine Cosbey (violin), Paul Widner (cello), Sanya Eng (harp), Rob MacDonald (guitar), Laurent Philippe (piano), Ryan Scott (percussion), Brian Current (conductor)


21C Music Festival

Japan: NEXT
Misato Mochizuki