Music / International/Traditional | Tokyo

Utari duo (percussion) @ Toyosu Civic Center Hall

Sisters Haruka and Rika Fujii will perform together at Utari duo percussion concert Vol. 3 in Tokyo later this month.

The percussionist sisters formed Utari duo in 2012, while performing actively based in California and Tokyo, respectively. Incorporating their musical talents, the sisters’ collaboration has attracted the audience with the programs, featuring hidden gems written by Japanese composers between the 1960s and ’80s, as well as creating their own contemporary pieces.

The upcoming concert will highlight old and new works by composers from Japan, the U.S. and Canada, such as “Windscapes” by Toshio Hosokawa and “Pulau Dewata” by Canadian composer Claude Vivier. Among the highlights is “For two percussionists and voice” that Utari commissioned to American composer Ken Ueno and will be premiered by Utari duo and the composer himself. Also, “Carrousel” by Canadian Michael Oesterle will be performed for the first time in Japan.

(Chiho Iuchi)