I came to Florence for world premiere of Federico Gardella's new piece for Noh and orchestra!!

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Florence is such a beautiful city!!

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New opera house opened in 2014!

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Beautiful flower from the Artistic Director!

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Federico Gardella wrote the first piece for Noh and full orchestra for me!

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It is based on Noh "Nishikigi".

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From general rehearsal.

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After the performance!

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Federico Gardella "Two Souls" (World Premiere)
Conductor, Wolfram Christ
Noh, Ryoko Aoki
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

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After the performance, with the conductor, Wolfram Christ!

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with the Artistic Director, Mr. Pierangelo Conte and Mrs. Conte!

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With Federico Gardella!

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Thank you very much for your wonderful piece, Federico!!

I had the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's "Futari Shizuka - The Maiden from the Sea" with the Ensemble intercontemporain at the Philharmonie de Paris and Kölner Philharmonie in December!

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Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

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Rehearsing with Kerstin Avemo, Toshio Hosokawa and Oriza HIrata.

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With Ensemble intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher.

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This is my room for one week!

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I had the interview by camera crew. The video of our performance will be broadcast in the site of Philharmonie de Paris for 6 months from the end of January 2018!

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Friday 1 December 2017 20:30- 
Festival d'Automne à Paris 
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, France 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain


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After the performance!

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With Jossi Wieler!

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With Pascal Dusapin!

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With Kerstin Avemo!

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With Kerstin Avemo and Oriza HIrata!


Next day, we moved to Cologne! IMG_5596.JPG 
Kölner Philharmonie

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Sunday 3 December 2017 20:00- 
Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain


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After the concert, with Beer!!!

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The former director of Ensemble intercontemporain, Hervé Boutry!

 
With Matthias Pintscher and the intendant of Kölner Philharmonie, Louwrens Langevoort!

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My posters are everywhere in Cologne!!!!

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The flyer of Kölner Philharmonie in December 2017!!!!

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Photos of tour in Cologne by Ensemble intercontemporain



Reviews of the opera


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Interview for Royal Concertgebouw in February!!! The camera crew came from Amsterdam to Cologne to shoot me!!!
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I am going to have concerts in Paris, Cologne, Florence and Amsterdam this winter!
Highlights of my 2017/18 season include the world premieres of two works composed for me: Toshio Hosokawa's Futari Shizuka (The Maiden from the Sea) with the Ensemble intercontemporain at the Philharmonie de Paris and Kölner Philharmonie in December, and Federico Gardella's Two Souls at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in January. In February I will perform with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Matthias Pintscher.
I would be grateful if you could come to see on this occasion by all means!! 

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Friday 1 December 2017 20:30- (Sold out) 
Festival d'Automne à Paris 
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris, France 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain 


Sunday 3 December 2017 20:00- 
Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain 


Friday 12 January 2018 20:00- 
Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence, Italy 
Conductor, Wolfram Christ 


Thursday 1 February 2018 20:15- 
Main Hall, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherland 
Noriko Baba "hagoromo suite" 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 


Late Night Concert 
Thursday 1 February 2018 ca. 22.45- (after the main concert) 
Choir Room, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherland 
Noriko BABA "L'oiseau à deux tetes" 


☆Media☆ 
My activity was featured on VOGUE JAPAN!

talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.5 
15 October 2017 (Sun) 19:00- 
SHIBAURA HOUSE 5F Bird room 
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh 
Yiğit Kolat (composition) 
Jamie Man (composition) 
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Yiğit Kolat

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Jamie Man

 
Part 2 Concert 
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Yiğit Kolat "Shōbute" for Noh voice and picollo (commissioned by ensemble-no 2016) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Ryuji Masumoto (piccolo) 

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Jamie Man "Shi" for for Noh performer and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2016) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

 
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Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2017 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
supported by Nomura Foundation 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 

Photo: Hiroaki Seo  
31 August 2017 
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"Beauty Awakening" 
Music : Noriko Koide 
Performer : Ryoko Aoki 
Costume : Yuima Nakazato

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After the performance, with Yuima Nakazato!


The report of the event appeared on Highflyers!! 
My interview appeared on "Excellent Women" which is the booklet of Mitsukoshi Isetan!!! 
Photo : Shigo Wakagi 
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You can see this article online. 
I appeared on the Asahi newspaper 14 July issue!!!! IMG_3769.JPG
You can see this article online, Asahi Newspaper Digital. 
On 25 May we performed Noriko Baba "Nopera AOI" for MONTBLANC × Chiso Exclusive Night at Kiyomizu temple!! 
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Noriko Baba "Nopera AOI" (Costume : Yoshikazu Yamagata) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Kazushi Saito (flute) Asuka Hatanaka (percussion)

Trailer:Nopera AOI SPECIAL SHOW Presented by MONTBLANC 

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The report appeared on the Diners Club magazine "SIGNATURE" August & September 2017 issue!

20 May 2017 15:00-
Urayasu Concert Hall, Harmony Hall

I performed the opening concert on 20 May at newly opened Urayasu Concert Hall!! IMG_3368.JPG 
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Prof. Junichi Konuma (Musicologist, Professor of Waseda University) special talk
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Toru Takemitsu "Air"
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Noriko Koide "The Rond of Love"
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Noriko Baba "Nopera AOI" (Costume : Yoshikazu Yamagata)
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Ryoko Aoki (Noh)
Kazushi Saito (flute)
Asuka Hatanaka (percussion)
Talk guest: Prof. Junichi Konuma (Musicologist, Professor of Waseda University)

The report of the concert at Urayasu Concert Hall appeared on Highflyers!! Highflyers report 2017/5/20

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After the performance! Thank you for your coming!!!
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