Participate to play the Akutagawa Triptyque


How to Participate

1.    Register online by April 29th

2.    Receive the package includes music sheet with precise bow and other instructions.

3.    Attend rehearsal on May 4th
5:30 – 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 4th : Dress rehearsal at Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center



Triptyque for Strings by Yasushi Akutagawa

When Maestro Kurt Voss was visiting Tokyo in 1951 to conduct the NHK Symphony Orchestra, he commissioned Yasuhi Akutagawa to compose a piece for chamber orchestra. The Triptyque was given its world premiere by The New York Philharmonic, led by Mr. Voss, at Carnegie Hall in December 1953.

In 1954, at the height of the Cold War, and despite the fact that Japan and the Soviet Union did not have diplomatic relations, Akutagawa travelled to Russia to meet the composers who most inspired him, Dimitri Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian, and Dimitri Kabalevsky. He presented them with his 3 outstanding works – Trynita Syphonica, Music for Orchestra, and Triptyque.

Performance by NHK Symphony Orchestra