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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. This year we will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings. We will also be joined by Prof. Rudolf Haken, a 5-string violist (http://www.music.illinois.edu/faculty/rudolf-haken) from the United States who will perform his Concerto for 5-String Viola.

Kunito Nishitani


〜 Concert schedule 



The 6th annual concert

Date: Sunday June 2, 2019
Location: Nerima Culture Center Main hall, Nerima-ku, Tokyo (https://www.neribun.or.jp/access/nerima.html)

Free! No tickets required


From Holberg’s Time, Op 40 (Grieg, Edvard)
Concerto in F, for 5-string viola and string orchestra (Haken, Rudolf)
4’33” (Cage, John)
Serenade for Strings Orchestra in C major, Op. 48 (Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich)

〜 Join! 


SIO is currently recruiting positions for viola, cello, and contrabass!
The players of SIO are now mostly Japanese speakers, but non-Japanese speakers are also welcome!
(For violin players, we’re now recruiting only a few and there is a possibility that applicants are placed on a waiting list to join according to the condition at the time.)

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: 3,000 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