Fifth Anniversary Sumire Hirotsuru and Her Harvard Friends Classical Concert 2017
Date: August 7, Monday, 2017
Place: iichiko Otono Izumi Hall (Oita City, Japan)



String Quartet No. 30 in E-flat, Op. 33 No. 2, “The Joke” 4th movement / F. Haydn
The Ansonia Quartet: Sumire Hirotsuru, Byungchan Lee, Meagan Turner, Isabel Kwon


Partita for Solo Violin No. 3 in E-major BWV. 1006 3rd movement / J.S. Bach 
Woody Wang


Capriccio for Unaccompanied Clarinet in A / Heinrich Sutermeister
Eric Zhou


Quintet in A major for Clarinet and Strings K. 581 4th movement / W.A. Mozart
Eric Zhou, Woody Wang, Ellen Roper, Byungchan Lee, Meagan Turner


Smells like Teen Spirit   ––  Nirvana / arr. Two Cellos  
Isabel Kwon, Ellen Roper


String Quartet No. 14 in D minor “Death and the Maiden” 1st and 4th movement / F. Schubert
The Ansonia Quartet




Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, “Zigeunertrio” 1st movement / F. Haydn
Eiko Nagano, Ellen Roper, Woody Wang


Zigeunerweisen / P. Sarasate 
Sumire Hirotsuru, Eiko Nagano


“Primavera Portena” from the Four Seasons / A. Piazzolla
Sumire Hirotsuru, Isabel Kwon, Eiko Nagano


Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings, Op. 81 4th movement / A. Dvorak
The Ansonia Quartet, Eiko Nagano



Past Programs


Sumire Hirotsuru and Her Harvard Friends Classical Concert 2016

Date: July 31, 2016 19:30 – 21:00 Location: HorutoHall Oita, Japan
The fourth Summer in JAPAN Music Concert, one of the main events during SIJ 2016 featuring a diversity of music and theater works selected from all over the world!


Sumire Hirotsuru ’16(Violin, Harvard College & The Juilliard School)
Dominique Kim ’17 (Flute, Harvard College ’17 & New England Conservatory of Music)
Andy Troska ’17 (Tenor, Harvard College Opera Society & Chorus)
Steven Kunis ’17(Actor, Director at Harvard In-house Productions)
Max McGillivray ’15(Actor, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA oldest theater company)
Junko Imamura (Viola), Koji Sekihara (Cello), Eiko Nagano (Piano) and others 


    1. “Benedictus” from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 / J.S. Bach
    2. St. Cristian’s day speech from Henry the fourth / Shakespeare
    3. Flute Quartet in D major, K285 1st movement / Mozart
    4. Tzigane / Ravel  and others   


Sumire Hirotsuru and Her Harvard Friends Classical Concert 2015

Date: July 31, 2015 19:00 – 21:00 Location: HorutoHall Oita, Japan
The third Summer in Japan Music Concert, one of the main events during SIJ 2015 had a wide variety of music and theater works selected from all over the world.


Maxwell Phillips, Harvard College ’15 (Pf.)   
Sumire Hirotsuru, Harvard College ’16 (Vn.) 
Maxon Moulton, Harvard College ’18 (A.Sax.)
Anna Hagen, Harvard College ’15 (Monologue)
Ava Violich, Harvard College ’18 (A.Gt., Vo.)


    1. Romanian Folk Dances Sz.56 / Béla Bartók
    2. Sonata No.3 for alto saxophone solo, selected movements / George Frideric Handel
    3. “Fugue” for piano solo (Japan premiere) / Maxwell Phillips
    4. Waltz-Scherzo Op.34 / Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    5. Piano Quintet Op.44, 1st movement / Robert Schumann
    6. 6 Little Pieces Op.19 / Arnold choenberg
    7. Blackbird / Lennon-McCartney
    8. Houdini / Foster The People
    9. Monologue from Romeo and Juliet / William hakespeare
    10. Oblivion, Escualo / Astor Piazzolla


  1. Do-Re-Mi / from “The Sound of Music”
  2. Csárdás / Vittorio Monti

Sumire Hirotsuru and Her Harvard Friends Classical Concert 2014

Date: August 2 (Sat), 2014 19:15 – 21:00 Location: HorutoHall Oita, Japan
The Second Summer in JAPAN Classical Music Concert is one of the main events during SIJ 2014 ‒ four violins, one clarinet, one trumpet, one vocalist and a lot more.


Enchi Chang, Harvard College ’17( Vn.)
Jerway Chang, Harvard College ’14( Vn.)
Patrick Sanguineti, Harvard College ’17( Trp.)
Perry Choi, Harvard College ’15( Cl.)
Rachel Orol, Harvard College ’15( Vo.)
Serena Wang, Harvard College ’16( Vn.)
Sumire Hirotsuru, Harvard College ’16( Vn.)
Enchi Chang, Harvard Collage’17 (Vn.)


  1. Salut d’Amour / Edward Elgar
  2. Intrada / Otto Ketting
  3. Nocturne & Waltz from Masquerade / Aram Khachaturian
  4. Adagio from Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 / J.S. Bach
  5. Navarra / Pablo de Sarasate
  6. Spring and Summer from The Four Seasons / Antonio Vivaldi
  7. Meadowlark fromThe Baker’s Wife / Stephen Schwartz
  8. Summertime from Porgy and Bess / George Gershwin
  9. Adios Nonino, Libertango / Ástor Piazzolla

Sumire Hirotsuru and her Harvard Classmates Music Concert 2013

Date: August 3, 2013 19:00 Place: HorutoHall, Oita
Sumire Hirotsuru, a violinist from Oita and the winner of an international music competition; Carl Rogers, a member of the Harvard-Radclie Orchestra, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S.; and Jason Lee, who studies molecular biology and the piano, perform classical music. Self-expression through art, as well as studying, will be conveyed to children.

Performers Harvard students:

Carl Rogers (violin),
Sumire Hirotsuru (violin)
Jason Lee (piano)

Professional players:

Junko Imamura (viola)
Koji Sekihara (cello)
Eiko Nagano (piano)


  1. Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1 / Chopin (1810-1849)
  2. Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, I. Allegro non troppo / Brahms (1833-1897)
  3. Melodie / Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  4. Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 / J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
  5. Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice / Kreisler (1875-1962)
  6. Eight Concert Etudes, Op.40, No. 1 “Prelude” in C Major / Nikolai Kapustin (1937- )
  7. Zigeunerweisen / Sarasate (1844-1908)