The Clear Day at Sea Orchestra
A concert from Tokyo with Fiona Talkington. Tonight, the conductor-less Triton Hareta Umino Orchestra.
A concert from Tokyo with Fiona Talkington.
Tonight we're in Japan and the conductor-less Triton Hareta Umino Orchestra. The name translates roughly as the Triton Clear Day at Sea orchestra and is based in the Harumi (Clear Sea) district of Tokyo.
The orchestra was formed in 2015, led by Tatsuya Yabe and made up of some of the leading players from other Tokyo orchestras like the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic. The idea is to play as a true chamber orchestra without conductor to achieve a level of spontaneity and the highest quality music making.
This is the first chance to hear the result of their efforts in two symphonies by Beethoven.
Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21
Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Op 55 'Eroica'
Triton Hareta-umino Orchestra
Tatsuya Yabe (leader)