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2017
Sept-Oct Tokyo Bunka Kaikan presents the Japanese premiere of chamber opera Four Nights of Dream in Tokyo.
More info (in Japanese)

Sept Japan Society presents a new production of chamber opera Four Nights of Dream in New York, NY, USA.
More info
2015
July-Aug

The International Vadstena Academy premieres new opera Son of Heaven at the Vadstena Summer Opera Festival, Sweden (12 performances until Aug 5).

SOH Photo Gallery
Reviews   Photo gallery

2012
Nov 8  
New York City Opera showcases Four Nights of Dream at VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab, New York, NY, USA.

Aug 9  
Thomas Osuga performs Atomotium for piano at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Bavaria, Germany.

April 8 Yumi Suehiro performs Atomotium for piano at the Composer’s Voice Concert series, Perspective: Japan, New York, NY, USA.
Watch it on YouTube
2011
Dec 4 
Shmuel Katz performs Mifune for viola solo at the New York University Distinguished Faculty Recitals series, New York, NY, USA.
2010
July 16 Sachiko Kato performs Bukuchi U Bukuchi A for piano solo at the Djour Festival, Bjaa, Algeria.

Jan 30
Brave New Works perform Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano at the Roulette, New York, NY, USA.
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Jan 29
Brave New Works perform Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano at the Barnes Auditorium, Department of Music, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA.


Jan Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano wins 2009 Brave New Works Call for Scores.

2009
Nov 7 Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Hakuju Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Nov 3
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Aoyama Music Memorial Hall, Kyoto, Japan.

July 21
Sumire Kudo and Haruka Fujii premiere Duo for cello and percussion at the Juilliard School, New York, NY, USA.

May 18
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Grace United Methodist Church, Manassas, Virgina, USA.

May 17
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at The Odeon Chamber Music Series at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Falls Church, Virginia.

May 15
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Lake Ridge, Virginia.

May 6
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at
The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

April 29
Thomas Osuga performs Atomotium for piano solo at The Diller-Quaile School of Music, New York, New York, USA.

April 24
Thomas Osuga performs Atomotium for piano solo at the Music and Migration Lecture/Concert series at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, USA

Jan
Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano is awarded with a special Mention of Excellency in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival International Composition Competition (sponsored by the Finnish Ministry of Education).

2008
Nov 11 Georg Gulys performs Jag unnar dig nd allt gott (from Three Nordic Songs for guitar solo) at Dalarnas Museum in Falun, Sweden.

Nov 6 Makoto Nakura showcases Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Austin, Texas, USA.

Oct 13 Georg Gulys performs Jiuta and Jag unnar dig nd
allt gott (from Three Japanese Songs and Three Nordic Songs, respectively) on his guitar solo recital at Nybrokajen 11 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Oct 11 Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at State House of Hyogo Prefecture in Hyogo, Japan during the Motomachi Music Week.

Sept 24 Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Teatro de Cmara in Chihuahua, Mexico during Festival Internacional Chihuahua.

Sept 20 Chamber opera Four Nights of Dream is broadcast on SR (Swedish Radio) P2 Live Opera in its entirety.

Aug 20 Sachiko Kato premieres Bukuchi U Bukuchi A for piano solo at the Phoenix Hall in Osaka, Japan as part of the Phoenix Evolution series.

July 22 Another review on opera Four Nights of Dream by Karin Helander of Svenska Dagbladet (SvD):
"Irresistible dreams... The music is easily accessible, dynamic and often breathtakingly beautiful... the symbolic theatrical interpretation and the imagination-inspiring power of the music...create the dream in this different, fascinating and very notable opera event."
Click here to read the entire review (English).
Click here to read the entire review (Swedish).

 July 21 Four Nights of Dream is reviewed by Per Feltzin of Swedish Radio Culture News:
"A dreamy wise move in Vadstena!... This is Osada's first opera. Let it not be his last!"


July 20
Four Nights of Dream is reviewed by Sara Norling of Dagens Nyheter:
"It is surreal, beautiful and extremely strong… one of the strongest performances I have ever seen from Vadstena Academy."

July 19 Chamber opera Four Nights of Dream is premiered at Vadstena Castle in Vadstena, Sweden by the Vadstena Academy. The run of the opera continues until August 3 (eleven performances altogether).

Astrid Robillard
Click here to see the photo gallery on Flickr

July 11 Moto Osada talks about his new opera Four Nights of Dream in his interview with Swedish newspaper SvD.
Moto Osada
Click here to read the entire interview (Swedish).

June 18
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at Teatro Globo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

May 21
JoHaKyu for cello and piano, Atomotium for piano, Three Japanese Songs for guitar solo, Three Nordic Songs for guitar solo, and Porcine Go-go for flute, violin, cello and piano are performed on the VAKA - Music of Moto Osada concert at Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden.

April 18 Adam Eason performs JoHaKyu for cello and piano on his recital at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, USA.

April 13-14
Greg Giannascoli performs Take the Six for marimba and electronics at Stonebridge Auditorium in Skillman, NJ, USA.

Mar 26
Awarded a Composer Assistance Program (CAP) grant from the American Music Center for his new opera Four Nights of Dream.

Mar 12 Georg Gulys performs Three Nordic Songs for guitar solo at Vallentuna Church in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mar 2
Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at  the Anderson Center Chamber Hall at Binghamton University as part of the South of the Border: Explorations series presented by the Binghamton Philharmonic.

Feb 21 Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo on his Concerts at One recital at Trinity Church in New York, NY, USA.

Feb 2 Makoto Nakura performs Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo on his recital at Museum Haus Kasuya in Kanagawa, Japan.

Jan 26
Greg Giannascoli performs Take the Six for marimba and electronics on his recital at the Juilliard School in New York, NY, USA.

2007
Nov 18 Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo is performed on the New Music Downtown! concert presented by the New York Art Ensemble.

July-Aug
Beata Sderberg performs JoHaKyu for cello and piano on her recitals across Sweden.

July 16 Makoto Nakura premieres Sylvan Lay and Pastoral Air for marimba solo at River to River Festival 2007 in New York, NY, USA.

May 11 Greg Giannascoli performs Take the Six for marimba and electronics as part of the Weaving Japanese Sounds (Music of Modern Japan) concert series at Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY, USA.

April 12 The perls before swne experience premieres Porcine Go-go for flute, violin, cello and piano at Capitol in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
March 13 The performance of Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano is reviewed by The New York Times. Read the review.

March 11
counter)induction performs Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano at Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY, USA. Click here for info.

2006

Nov-Dec
A month-long residency at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy.

Nov
Selected as a 2006 S&R Washington Award winner by S&R Foundation.

June 16
Paul Neubauer performs Mifune for viola solo at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA.

June 16
Mayumi Sekizawa performs Take the Six for marimba and electronics at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Mar-
April

A month-long residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Feb
Thomas James Osuga performs Atomotium for piano at Mannes College of Music, New York City, USA.

2005  
Dec
Thomas James Osuga performs Atomotium for piano at Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University in Ohio and at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck, NJ.

July
Kaguyama Dance for viola and piano is named a semi-final composition in the 2005 Earplay Donald Aird Memorial Composers Competition (open to all nationalities/ages).

June 10
Three Bagatelles for violin, cello, and piano is premiered by violinist Yosuke Kawasaki, cellist Katherine Cherbas and pianist Sachiko Kato as part of the Weaving Japanese Sounds (Music of Modern Japan) concert at Yamaha Artist Services’ Piano Salon in New York.

April 7
Take the Six for marimba and electronics is presented as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts series in New York.

Feb 10
JoHaKyu for cello and piano is presented as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s distinguished Double Exposure series in New York.