Monday, September 12, 2022






    We were able to hold Fumito Nunoya's Marimba concert for the first time in 3 years.

    I was surprised by the number and weight of the boxes holding the marimba parts which were delivered to my house the day before Mr. Nunoya's arrival. Despite having not seen each other in a long time, without pause Mr. Nunoya immediately started to construct his marimba. Once the marimba was put together, he began his rehearsal. The whole house and front street were filled with sound and created a wonderful atmosphere.

    The 1-hour program started with Ilijas, followed by Bach's Chaconne, then Japanese pieces and ended with a rhythmical Piazolla piece. The performance was dream-like and impressive. In the middle of the concert, Mr. Nunoya described the instrument and received insightful and interesting questions from the audience. I was touched by the audience members' focus on the marimba and Mr. Nunoya, and the overall friendly environment.

    It was a full house for 1pm.and 5pm concerts. Even with three AC and 4 rotating fans, it was difficult to control the heat and I sincerely apologize for the discomfort that this caused the audience. It is an issue that we will take care of next time.


(photo by Yuka Yokoyama)