Team Tokyo arrives

The Japanese and English teams are finally in one place for this week's performances of Curlew River –  an Anglo-Japanese collaboration involving student instrumentalists and professor singers from Tokyo University of the Arts, alongside our chorus of English students and professionals, for whom I have been responsible in rehearsal.  The intergration of the performers who have so far been rehearsing separately in London and in Tokyo now needs to happen very speedily this week!  The performances will be given in a double-bill with Sumidagawa, the Noh play on which Curlew River was based –  in London on Friday and in Orford (where Britten premiered Curlew) on Sunday.  See the Sumidagawa / Curlew River site for more information on this extraordinary project.