TOKYO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM ORCHESTRAL "TARKUS"
ON 14 MARCH 2010
The esteemed Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Keith Emerson's progressive rock composition "TARKUS" newly arranged to an orchestral piece by composer/arranger, Takashi Yoshimitsu.
Here is Keith's comment on this inaugural performance.
"This is a great honour for me to have my music played and presented with such esteemed players!!!
Arranger Takashi Yoshimatsu and orchestra play my work in a land I have grown to love since I first visited Japan in 1972 with my band.
I wrote the 'Tarkus Suite' 1971 in England. Artist William Neal originally provided the imagery after I came up with a fictitious name for the music I was writing. It was a unique time frame of musical composition and experimentation for me as the changing times and the time changes for England became out of time. I left England as we all had to deal with political issues in subtle ways and it all played its part in the way of things until it grew to define a historic mark as to what is now known as progressive rock music that now falls into contemporary classical."
- Keith Emerson