Tandem Duo presents the Kondo Festival: a week long celebration of the music of Japanese composer Kohei Kondo in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Mr. Kondo is traveling to Phoenix from Japan for daily concerts, masterclasses, composer talks, and open rehearsals.
Tandem Duo is collaborating with Arizona State University, and Phoenix Center for the Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, and Tempe Community Action Agency to produce the festival. The celebration will culminate in a finale concert featuring the world premiere of Imaginary Folktales about the Valleys in Arizona, a piece commissioned for the festival
This is a wonderful opportunity for students and the community to be exposed to modern Japanese culture and music, and a unique chance for young composers to personally interact with an established composer from another culture. This festival is a rare occasion for audiences to experience a composer working directly with performers in real time to present a world premiere of a new work.
Check out the Kondo Festival website for more info!
We are committed to providing the highest quality and most accessible festival possible, and that means multiple venues, diverse offerings, and making almost every event free and open to the public. We can't do it alone! Please head to our GoFundMe campaign and donate to help make the Kondo Festival a success.
The Kondo Festival website has the detailed schedule, event descriptions, parking, information on venues and collaborators, and more!