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@CIMF Afternoon Concert
1

CIMF Opening Concert

Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor WoO 59 “Für Elise” and more

Yui Morishita, piano

Live Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
2

Masato Suzuki Online Harpsichord Recital

J. S. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue D major BWV 850 from "Well-tempered Clavier Book I"
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue F minor BWV 881 from "Well-tempered Clavier Book II"
L. v. Beethoven: Sonatina for Mandolin and Harpsichord, WoO 43a*
L. v. Beethoven: Adagio for Mandolin and Harpsichord, WoO 43b*
L. v. Beethoven: Sonatina for Mandolin and Harpsichord, WoO 44a*
F. Couperin: Les barricades mysterieuse
J. F. Rameau: "Les Sauvages" from "Les Indes Galantes"

Yasuji Ohagi, guitar*
Masato Suzuki, harpsichord

(This concert is for the crowdfunding supporters only.)

Live Streaming for Supporters
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
3

Kuricorder Quartet’s Mini Program for Kids & Family

Masaki Kurihara, recorder and melodica
Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi, recorder and saxophone
Takero Sekijima, recorder and tuba
+Taba Tea, recorder and guitar

Video Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
4

"Beethoven and his Time" Talk with Prof. Minoru Nishihara and Masato Suzuki

Talk session to mark the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven. This will be broadcast in the Japanese language.

Video Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
5

Masaaki Suzuki Online Organ Recital

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Beethoven: Adagio for mechanical organ
Christian Rinck: Concerto in F major and others

Organ: Masaaki Suzuki

Video Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
6

Let's sing along with Masato Suzuki

Miki Nakayama, soprano
Masato Suzuki, piano

Live Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
7

CIMF Festival Orchestra Selections

Video Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
8

Quartet Amabile plays Beethoven

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132

Quartet Amabile
Yuna Shinohara, violin
Chihiro Kitada, violin
Meguna Naka, viola
Tatsuki Sasanuma, cello

Live Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
9

Let's Make Cardboard Block Print with Sara

Online DIY Class for Kids by woodblock print artist Sara, CIMF’s artist in residence who created cute animals of the Forest of Chofu. Have Fun!

What to prepare
 Paper (A4 copy paper/anykind of paper with one side blank)
 Thin Cardboard pieces
 Washi tape/Scotch tape
 Liquid glue
 Scissors
 Watercolour
 Paintbrush
 Water container
 2 clothes
 Palette

Enjoy coloring the animals of Chofu Forest! Download the PDF from below or print at 7-Eleven (Japan only)


PDF Download
Number for the 7-Eleven netprint: 25758201
Video Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
10

Nobuaki Fukukawa Online Recital

C. M. v. Weber: Overture to “Der Freischütz” (excerpt)
G. Rossini: Rendez-vous de chasse
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (excerpt)
L. v. Beethoven: Horn Sonata Op. 17, 1st movement
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5, second movement

Nobuaki Fukukawa, Horn
Masato Suzuki, Piano

Video Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
11

Shunske Sato & Shuann Chai Online Recital

Ferdinand Ries: Violin Sonata in G minor, Op. 38 No. 3
L. v Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24
Shunske Sato, violin
Shuann Chai, fortepiano

Video Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
12

Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach for Kids @ Kusunoki Hall

J. S. Bach:
Allemande from ''French Suites No. 5 in G major''
Prelude in C major BWV 846 from "Well-tempered Clavier Book I"
Applicatio in C major from "Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach"
Minuet in G major/g minor from "Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach"
Gavotte I/II in D major from "Cello Suite No. 6" arranged for harpsichord by G. Leonhardt
Gigue in D major from "Cello Suite No. 6" arranged for harpsichord by G. Leonhardt

Masaaki Suzuki, harpsichord  

Live Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
13

CIMF Festival Orchestra Selections

Messages and Performances by the Festival Orchestra Principals and Students of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Hitoshi Imai, Horn
Hidenori Saitoh, Trumpet
Kei Shirai, Violin
Eri Takimura, Violin
Students of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Video Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
14

Toru Kaku Online Baritone Recital

L. v. Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98
R. Schumann: Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love) Op. 48

Toru Kaku, baritone
Asahi Matsuoka, piano

Live Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
15

Let's Make Piano with Clay! Nendol Hitomi Okada's Online Clay Class

Edutainment Artist Hitomi Okada (Nendol)

Please prepare items below before joining the online class:
・Two balls of white light clay (one ping-pong ball size and one marble size)
・Watercolor paint tube (any color)
・Heart-shaped mold – please refer to the instruction below.
・Ruler
・Five pieces of black paper cut into 5mm × 2mm
・Craft glue
(Hand wipes to clean if needed)

How to make a heart-shaped mold
1) Cut out a rectangle of the size 18cm x 2cm from a hard plastic document folder
2) Fold the rectangle in half and get the both edges together to make a heart shape. Staple the edges together.

Video Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
16

CIMF Festival Orchestra Selections

Messages and Performances by the Festival Orchestra Principals and Students of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
Kanami Araki, Oboe
Shinji Nishiyama, Contrabass
Seiya Ueno, Flute
Students of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

Video Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
17

Hidemi Suzuki Online Cello Recital

J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1
J. C. Dall’Abaco: Capriccio (excerpt)

Hidemi Suzuki, cello

Live Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
18

Enjoy the Rhythm, Feel the Beat!

Percussion players of Toho Gakuen School of Music

Video Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
19

Mayu Kishima and Masato Suzuki Recital

E. W. Elgar: Salut d’amour
R. Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op. 73, final movement

Mayu Kishima, violin
Masato Suzuki, piano

Live Streaming (No Archive)

Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
20

Martin Stadtfeld plays Beethoven from his studio

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" (excerpt)
L. v. Beethoven: Piano sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
G. F. Handel: “Lascia ch’io pianga” arranged by M. Stadtfeld

Martin Stadtfeld, piano

Video Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.
Enjoy Music! Concert for Kids in the Chofu Forest
21

Let's Sing along with Mino Kabasawa

'Stroll' from "My Neighbor Totoro"
"The Little Bear Oof" and others

Mino Kabasawa, piano and talk
Kozue Shimizu, soprano

Video Streaming
Start Time10 AM JST15 min.
@CIMF Afternoon Concert
22

Yui Morishita plays Beethoven

Beethoven/Alkan: Piano Concerto No. 3 for solo piano, 1st movement (with cadenza)

Yui Morishita, piano

Live Streaming
Start Time3 PM JST30 min.
Beethoven and More! Evening Classics
23

World Première of Remote Ensemble by Bach Collegium Japan
"4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 on Original Instruments"

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, No. 30 and Aria

Masato Suzuki, harpsichord

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, 4th movement

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Ann-Helen Moen, soprano
Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo-soprano
Benjamin Bruns, tenor
Christian Immler, baritone
Bach Collegium Japan, chorus and orchestra

Video Streaming
Start Time8 PM JST45 min.

About @CIMF

From June 14 to 21, during the period that Chofu International Music Festival 2020 was originally scheduled to happen, high-quality videos of performances by top-class musicians will be delivered daily through our website. Either live or recorded, enjoy a wide variety of contents, from solo performances on piano, horn or organ to a huge remote session of Beethoven's "Ninth" with nearly 100 players and singers from all over the world!

About CIMF

Chofu International Music Festival (CIMF) is an annual classical music festival held early summer in Chofu City, Tokyo. Led by musician Masato Suzuki, the festival has been loved for its combination of handmade sensibility and high artistry.
The festival started in 2013 under the name of “Chofu Music Festival" and was renamed "Chofu International Music Festival" in 2017, and the festival has been growing with more concerts and audience each year. However, in 2020, the year for the eighth season of the festival, all performances had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19.
However, with the great help of crowdfunding, the festival is realized online with a new name “@Chofu International Music Festival”. Thank you so much for the support!

Animals in the forest of Chofu

Have you seen some animals coming to play here and there on our website? They are the symbolic characters of CIMF created by woodblock artist Sara, the artist in residence of CIMF. The animals love music and came out of the Chofu Forest to join our festival! This year, we have a new lion in the family… Wait, he looks like a famous composer, doesn’t he?

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