24 Dec 2014

2014 Christmas concert at Komorebi Hall in Obu-city

Duo Penguinistan successfully finished a Christmas concert at Komorebi hall in Obu-city Aichi, Japan. Komorebi hall is brand-new—it was opened only in last July, we feel privileged to be the first guitarist and melodica player there. The venue is formal, but still cozy and has a lovely acoustics for our small instruments. We are very grateful for the audience to be in the concert, the help of the truly great staff, and the director who gave us this great opportunity.


Programme:

Part I
  1. Christmas Carol : We Wish a Merry Christmas
  2. Catalan Christmas Carol : 1. El Noy De La Mare 2. La Nit De Nadal 3. La Filadora
  3. Bela Bartok : Romanian Christmas Carols Series I
  4. John Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie : Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  5. Robert Wells & Mel Tormé : The Christmas Song
  6. Vittorio Monti : Czardas
  7. Ryusuke Koarashi : Foreign Hill

Part II
  1. Bulgarian Folk Song : 1. Vido, Vido, Byala Vido 2. Dilmano Dilbero
  2. Christmas Carol : Silent Night
  3. J.S. Bach:Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  4. Irish Traditional : 1. Irish Medley (The Road to Lisdoonvarna, The Swallowtail Jig and The Swallowtail Reel) 2. Londonderry Air
  5. English Christmas Carol : The First Noel
  6. Ryusuke Koarashi : Çok Güzeller

Encore
  1. Yoshihide Otomo : The Opening Theme of Amachan
  2. Johnny Marks : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Performer:
Ayumi Toyama: Melodica
Ryusuke Koarashi: Guitar, Melodica

— 23th Dec, 2014

A Mini Concert at Aichi Children’s Health and Medical Center

We had a mini (Christmas) concert for children at Aichi Children’s Health and Medical Center. It was only 30min, but we did enjoy the nice, intimate atmosphere with them.
  1. Yoshihide Otomo : The Opening Theme of Amachan
  2. Irish Medley (The Road to Lisdoonvarna, The Swallowtail Jig and The Swallowtail Reel)
  3. (The Road to Lisdoonvarna, The Swallowtail Jig and The Swallowtail Reel)
  4. Christmas Carol : Silent Night
  5. Polish – Clarinet Polka
  6. English Christmas Carol : The First Noel
  7. Johnny Marks : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Performer:
Ayumi Toyama: Melodica
Ryusuke Koarashi: Guitar, Melodica
 

12 Dec 2014

Christmas Concert at a Primary School

Duo, with a wonderful vocalist & melodica player—Rika Legum, had a Christmas concert for kids and their parents at Parkfield Primary School. Thank you all for coming, we really enjoyed the performance.

Programme:
  1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas — English Carol
  2. Jingle Bell — James Lord Pierpont
  3. Rondeau — Henry Pucell
  4. A Hymn from Jupiter — Gustav Holst
  5. Santa Baby — Joan Javits & Philip Springer
  6. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen — English Carol
  7. Silent Night — Franz Xaver Gruber

Performers:
Rika Legum (Vocal, Melodica, Drum)
Ayumi Toyama (Melodica)
Ryusuke Koarashi (Guitar, Melodica)
— 11th Dec, 2014

 

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