Takemitsu Tribute

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Friday, May 27, 2005 | 8:00pm
Program Notes at 7:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Ken Ueno Kaze-no-Oka (Hill of the Winds) (2005)*
Tan Dun Water Concerto (1998)**
Toru Takemitsu Requiem for Strings (1957)
Toru Takemitsu Three Film Scores (1994)
Toru Takemitsu November Steps (1967)

*World Premiere, written in memory of Toru Takemitsu
**Boston Premiere, written in memory of Toru Takemitsu

Gil Rose, conductor
[Previously scheduled for April 15, 2005]

This concert is made possible in part through the support of the Asian Cultural Council, the Freeman Foundation, and the Shogakukan Publishing Company.

News and Press

[Concert Review] Tribute's mix of cultures unleashes stirring sounds from East and West
Toru Takemitsu, nearly a decade after his death at 65, remains Japan's best-known composer. His many concert pieces and more than 90 film scores echo Debussy, Messiaen, and Webern, as well as traditional Japanese music. But the largely self-taught Takemitsu maintained that his ultimate masters were Duke Ellington and nature. Saturday night, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project presented a stirring tribute to Takemitsu, including two memorial pieces, one by up-and-coming Japanese-American composer Ken Ueno, the other by well-known, Chinese-born Tan Dun.
The Boston Globe Full review