A Tribute to Akira Matsui
by Samuel Beckett
Performed by Akira Matsui, Hugh Quarshie
(Rockaby is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd)
Noh Hayashi (instrumental piece)
Richard Emmert (Noh flute), Eitaro Okura (Otsuzumi player), Kayu Omura (Kotsuzumi player)
Noh meets Bach An extract from classical noh sung by Akira Matsui with Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No1 played by Lucia Capellaro
Opposites-InVerse A new noh-inspired work
A three-part conceptual piece influenced by philosophy, science and the art of noh, combined with noh-structured poetic text and noh composition. The noh melodies will be sung by opera vocalists accompanied by noh musicians, and danced as a duet between noh and contemporary ballet.
Performed and choreographed by Akira Matsui and Peter Leung
Written by Jannette Cheong
Composed and directed by Richard Emmert
Singers: Piran Legg (Baritone), Meili Li (Countertenor)
Hayashi Instrumentalists: Richard Emmert, Eitaro Okura, Kayu Omura
A rare opportunity to experience the 650-year-old art of noh and the genius of Akira Matsui in performance as part of a bold collaboration with Western ballet, opera, poetry, music and theatre. Together these classical genres demonstrate their contemporary relevance, flexibility and innovative qualities.