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〜 Welcome to Shakujii Int’l Orchestra!  Since 2013 

P1100679Thank you for visiting the Shakujii Int’l Orchestra (SIO) website!
SIO is a string orchestra established in 2013 at Shakujii-koen, Nerima-ku, by Kunito Nishitani, a violinist/conductor who was an adjunct faculty of music at New York University (Kunito’s website: https://nkunito.com/enprofile). The members of SIO share a passion for music and strive for constant improvement. Thanks to their hard work, SIO has been rapidly progressing!

SIO holds an annual concert in June. Last year we performed Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings. We were also joined by Prof. Rudolf Haken, a 5-string violist (http://www.music.illinois.edu/faculty/rudolf-haken) from the United States who performed his Concerto for 5-String Viola.

Kunito Nishitani

〜 Concert schedule 


The 7th annual concert

Date: Sunday June 20, 2020
Location: Suginami Kokaido, Suginami-ku, Tokyo (http://www.suginamikoukaidou.com/access/)

Free! No tickets required

Serenade for Strings Orchestra (Elgar)
Violine concerto E-moll op. 64 (Mendelssohn / arranged by Nishitani)
Simple Symphony (Britten)
Triptyque for string orchestra (Akutagawa)
Adagio for strings (Barber)

〜 Join! 


SIO is currently recruiting positions for violin, viola and cello!
The players of SIO are now mostly Japanese speakers, but non-Japanese speakers are also welcome!

Conditions of recruitment:
1. Adults (including college students)
2. Enjoys playing music with others.
3. Comfortable shifting string positions (ie. 1st to 3rd).

Entrance fee: 3,000 JPY
Monthly fee: 4,000 JPY

If you are interested in joining SIO or have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to the SIO office (shakuoke@gmail.com)!

〜 Practice schedule 

Rehearsals take place twice a month on Saturdays.
Place: Shakujiikoen Furusato bunkakan, 1st Flr, at Meeting Room (mostly)
Access: https://neribun.or.jp/access/furusato.html
Time: 19:25-21:15

Thank you for your interest in SIO!
Contact: shakuoke@gmail.com