Information and News about Events and Concerts
This page informs details of events and concerts programmed and/or already
Sion Harp Museum News 2016
The 12th harp live concert at Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum will be held on June 11th, Saturday, 2016.
The Latin duo harpist called SONRISA will perform their magnificent play with two ARPAS.
This coincert, though organized only once a year, is gaining its popularity to a great extent recently ,world wide,
by its special playing circumstances in the pure nature of Madarao Kogen Highlands.
It sometimes realizes the true harmony between the Nature of the season,full of green colors all around and the beautiful sound of harps of all kinds.
PLease anytime come and join in this most valuable event.
Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum News 2015 No. 2Articles about Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum were presented as above-attached
on November 18th, 2015 at Nagano regional column of Asahi Shimbun morning edition, a Japanese nationwide leading newspaper.
This museum was opened on June 2005, thus it has passed 10 years already.
Taking advantage of the recent great improvement of traffic access from Tokyo to Iiyama;the railway station newly opened by the inauguration of HOKURIKU SHIINKANSEN early this spring, now it will only take you for less than 2 hours from Tokyo to Iiyama;the nearest raiway station to Madarao!! Please come and see us!!
We shall look forward to having another challenging 10 years` development of this museum from now on.
Ｍadarao Ｋｏｇｅｎ Ｓｉｏｎ Ｈａｒｐ Ｍｕｓｅｕｍ ｎｅｗｓ ２０１５ Ｎｏ．１
Ｏｎ Ｊｕne 6th,2015, Saturday, the 11th Harp Concert in Madarao Highlands was quite successfully held with the audience of more than 80 persons.
The dinner party was followed also with the presence of more than 80 persons all seated. A lot of musicians voluntarily played a great variety of world music such as Latin American Folk Music, Violin solo play , Piano play with singing, Ocarina play sometimes with Irish harp, Irish Harp play with singing, Guitar play with singing, Indian drum, belly dance performance etc.etc.
It became such an unforgettable night with a lot of beautiful memories back home.
The owner of this harp museum shall look forward to realizing the similar wonderful opportunity at next harp concert to be held next June and express to all participants of this time Madarao Harp Concert his sincere gratitude from the bottom of his heart!! Once again thank you very much and until next time!!!
Some scenes through photographs of this wonderful event are attached herewith for your information. But I’m sorry to say the real value of this most enjoyable moment can be felt realistically only by your presence of the event.
So, I certainly wish your presence, if not yet, at next Madarao Harp Concert without fail!!
News from MadaraoKogenSion Harp Museum 2014 No.3
Ｏｎ Ｏｃｔｏｂｅｒ ２９ｔｈ， ２０１４， an article about the evolution of my harp museum was widely introduced through NIHON KEIZAI SHINBUN, in its morning nation-wide edition at its column called “CULTURE”. This newspaper is one of the leading Japanese newspapers and is very widely subscribed especially by Japanese representative business fields.
By this article , we wish that the museum will be more widely acknowledged among Japanese and all other people and somehow contribute to the increase of popularity of HARPS in general. Hereby the article is attached for your reference, although please excuse us as it is fully written in Japanese!!
News from Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum 2014・No.2
News from Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum Ediiton No. 1 Year 2014
The 10th conmemorative harp live concert at Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum
will be held on June 7th (Saturday),2014 at 4:00 PM.
SANAE , a very rare electiric woman harpist in Japan, will play at this
concert, acompanied with two guitarists Macha and Satoshi.
Please reserve seats now as the concert audience capacity is limited up to
80 persons. We shall look forward to seeing you again at the concert!!
ＮＥＷＳ ＦＲＯＭ ＭＡＤＡＲＡＯ ＫＯＧＥＮ ＳＩＯＮ ＨＡＲＰ ＭＵＳＥＵＭ ＥＤＩＴＩＯＮ ＮＯ．１ ＹＥＡＲ ２０１３
The owner of this nuseum went to the 30th International Celtic Harp Festival held at Dinan, Bretagne, France this July.
This was his 8th participation in the festival and there the owner met again Mr. Myrdhin, this festival organizer,Mr. Ismael Ledesma, the great harpist with highest reputation,
Mrs. Violaine Alfaric, an individual harp maker, Mr. Eric Piron, a representative of Camac, a very famous and the biggest harp maker in France among many other friends in this world.
Before joining this festival the owner visited Madrid, Spain at the end of June, this year and there he shared a very enjoyable time with a very famous Spanish Concert Harpist and at the same time,
a great professor in the Spanish Graduate School, publishing many books and CDs about harps. Her name is Mrs. Maria Rosa Calvo Manzano.
Herewith I attach some photographs of my most valuable journey of this time to Spain and France, with a very successful enrichment of my harp knowledge in general thanks to all those friends in this
world. In this trip I also acquired a replica of 16 strings harp appeared in the document at Santiago de Compostela, Spain at the Medieval Age, which is now added to the museum collection for the public
viewing. Please come and see this invaluable great collection of harps of the world to MADARAO KOGEN SION HARP MUSEUM, a sole existence in the world!!
The 9th Harp Concert in Madarao Highlands was successfully conducted at Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum on June 8th, 2013 with the audience of more than 70 persons under the beautiful landscape of green season with white , pink and orange wild flowers,representing the typical nature of Madarao at this time. Ms. Makiko Kurashina played Latin harp and Ms. Yasuko Furukawa joined with her percussion such as maracas and quatro ,a Venezuelan guitar.
They sang together very melodious origina love songs, playing the arpa.
Many people there present were deeply impressed with their profound emotion,listening to the music:one of the highlights of this event.
We shall celebrate the10th Harp Concert in June ,next year, a very commemorative 10th year for our harp concert. Please join us sometime!!
The 8th Harp Concert in Madarao Kogen Highlands
On June 2nd,
2012, the 8th Harp Concert in Madarao Highlands took place again
successfully at Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum with the audience of about 70 persons this time.
The 7th Harp Concert in Madarao Highlands
The 7th Harp Concert in Madarao Highlands took place on June 4th , 2011,
quite successfully with the audience of more than 80 persons.
This time , the classic grand concert harpist, Mrs. Jyunko Nobata, flutist Mr. Shinya Koide, and cellist Mr. Tetsuya Kiuchi , all very much renowned , played together about 16 masterpieces of old times and modern times, including “ Swan Lake “ & “ Haru no Umi “ etc., in spite of this very difficult moment that we all Japanese are now facing with.
Here you can see and feel the exciting scenes of this concert by some photographs as followes. We shall organize the 8th Harp Concert sometime in June next year , as we are very much stimulated by the great success of this time concert. Please watch our news release in due time.
|The 6th harp concert at Sion Harp Museum, Madarao Kogen ,Nagano, Japan successfully
took place on June 5th, 2010 with the presence of around 80 persons. This time, live music of
an Irish traditional harp with iron strings and a typical Mexican harp
( arpa mexicana) have shown their magnificent tunes respectively, inviting
the audience to the irresistively attractive atmosphere of their soulfull
On June 13, 2009, the 5th Harp Concert took place successfully at Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum with the presence of nearly 80 persons from all over Japan. tico moon, duo-unit of Irish harp and guitar has presented their unique yet beautiful ensemble with their original music pieces.
Mr.K. Sakata, owner of this museum has given a lecture about history and expansion of harps in the world before the harp concert as part 1 event of the day.
In June, 2010 the 6th Harp Concert will take place. Details will follow in due cource.
Madarao Kogen Sion Harp Museum （斑尾高原紫音ハープミュージアム）