Sendai Sinfonietta is an amateur orchestra with only stringed instruments, which was launched in January 1998. Even if it is only strings, it is mainly orchestral music that is played. For the tube part, we ask for extras according to the song each time. By not having a fixed tube part, it is possible to select a wide range of songs, from Vivaldi and Bach string songs to Beethoven and Brahms symphonies.
Currently, the average age of the members is relatively high, and although it looks like a silver orchestra, there are also young people. In addition, young people who wish to join the group are welcome, and most of them can become young people as soon as they join the group. The reason why the members have become like this is because of the comfort of our group and the spirit of tolerance that those who come will not refuse.
We hold free regular concerts twice a year and practice twice a month (Sunday afternoon) at the Civic Center in the northern part of Sendai City. The gentle love whip of trainer Masako Umeda (Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra viola player) and the cynical, and targeted point of conductor Hiroyuki Hibino (Professor of Miyagi University of Education) dismissed them. It is an adult group, both physically and mentally, always full of laughter.
Sendai Sinfonietta, Hideki Oguro
The origin of Sendai Sinfonietta
Sinfonietta means "small symphony" in Italian.
In the early 1990s, several OBs and OGs of the Tohoku University Symphony Orchestra belonged to an ensemble called "Kirchen Musik Academy (KMA)". The ensemble was presided over by the organist Shinobu Sasaki, who mainly played religious music such as mini concerts in the church.
During the activities of several years, the momentum of voluntary performance "I want to play a wider range of music" increased among the members, and in 1998, a new string orchestra was formed with the late Masaji Tadokoro as the leader. A preparatory meeting for the establishment of the group was held at Tadokoro's residence, and gathered for the inauguration such as "I want to have Mr. Maro Suzuki, who the chairman of the Sendai Flute Association, as the conductor" and "I want to hold a concert twice a year". The members talked a lot.
This small string ensemble, which started from Tadokoro's residence, was named "Sendai Sinfonietta" by the idea of Swiss Raniero, who belonged to the group at that time.