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March 13 (Sat), 1999, 6:30 p.m. (seating starts at 6:00 p.m.)
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A ¥3,000 B ¥2,000 (all seats reserved)

Toshio Hosokawa (b 1955): "SEN V"
Tiensuu (b 1948): "Fantango"
Cage (1912-1992) : "Dream"
Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Canzona Settima detta la Tarditi / Canzona Sesta detta la Pesetnti / Capriccio di Durezze / Capriccio sopra la bassa Fiamenga
Keiko Harada : World Debut of New Commissioned Work,
Bach (1685-1750): "Jesus bleibet meine Freude," BWV147/X / "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland," BWV 659 / "Warfet auf ruft uns die Stimme," BWV140/IV
Gubaydulina (b 1931): "De profundis"
Albeniz (1860-1909): "España" 6 hojas de album Op. 165 N. 2 Tango
Soler (1729-1783): Sonata N. 45 en sol-mayor (Allegro) / Sonata N. 47 en modo dorico (Andantino) / Sonata N. 62 en do mayor (Allegro Spiritoso)

Mr. Stefan Hussong, accordionist, was born in 1962 in what used to be West Germany. Having started playing the accordion at age 5, he studied at Staatliche Hochschle fur Musik, Trossingen in Germany, and later studied music theory (composition, orchestration, counterpoint, analysis along with the accordion at the University of Toronto.

Hussong has won a series of acclaims in his field. In 1983, he won the International Accordion Competition in Germany, and in 1987, he was the first accordionist ever to win the International Modern Music Competition in the Netherlands.

In 1989, he won the DAAD scholarship for research into traditional Japanese music at the Tokyo National University of the Arts. It was around this time that he began performing as a soloist.

Hussong has collaborated with several composers, including Gubaydulina, Toshio Hosokawa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Klaus Huber, to debut several works written specifically for the accordion. He has also breathed new life into old works, ranging from baroque to tango music, and has also rearranged works written for other instruments - among them harpsichord, organ, and piano -- to produce a new style of accordion music.

He is also active as an educator, having taught young accordionists at the Sibelius Conservatory and the Mozarteum International Summer Music Academy in Salzburg.

Hussong has released several CDs, each to high acclaim: "Whose Song," a collection of 20th century works, "Tango Fantasy," with a broad range of works from Stravinsky to Piazzolla, "Dream," with works by John Cage. His latest CD is "Le Grand Tango," featuring a joint performance with Tomoko Kato.

"The accordion is the instrument of the 20th century," says Hussong. He proves that statement day in and day out with his own performances.

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When tickets remain unsold on the day of a performance, students with valid IDs can purchase them at a discount starting one hour before the curtain.

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