Gillian Humphreys, artistic director and founder of Concordia Foundation presents Beyond the Horizon at St Martin in the Fields on 7th January 2014. The concert recreates a magical journey through the four seasons in Japan, using authentic instruments, dancers and visuals. Tapestries of classical music woven through the folk traditions of Japan, Europe, and the New World bringing the ancient arts to the new generation.
The evening will present a World premiere by Fabio D'andrea, performances by Satoko Fukuda, Ahmed Dickinson, Hibiki Ichikawa, the Concordia International Ensemble, Clive Bell & VOCES8
The repertoire include Traditional Japanese Folksongs, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams and Roxanna Panufnik.
World Premiere – Proelium and Consilium Concordia "Album of the week"- Classic FM, Top 10 Classical Charts (2013)
Virtuoso Violinist born of Samurai lineage will also dance the historic Nihon Buyou, the ultimate expression of ancient story-telling artistry.
The international award-winning octet, VOCES8, has established itself at the forefront of British a cappella.The group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.
Shamisen player of choice for the Japanese Emperor
Twice winner of Cubadisco Awards
Renowned shakuhachi player Clive Bell has performed live on Radio 3’s Late Junction, at the John Cage Festival, the Spitalfields Festival (with the BBC Singers), and Japanese festivals in Warrington and Gillingham.
Concordia International Ensemble
International prizewinning musicians inspired by this musical journey.
7th January 2014 - St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Box Office: 020 7766 1100, Online www.smitf.org
Tickets: £20, £16, £13