Orchestra Concert Program A
|Date||Aug. 25, 2023 (Fri) 19:00
Aug. 27, 2023 (Sun) 15:00
|Venue||Kissei Bunka Hall (Nagano-ken Matsumoto Bunka Kaikan)|
|Ticket Price||S ¥20,000 A ¥16,000 B ¥12,000 C ¥8,000|
|Duration||About 2 hours (includes intermission)|
Bernstein：Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"
John Williams：Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra*
Poulenc：Stabat Mater FP.148**
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
|Performance||Saito Kinen Orchestra
[Orchestra Member List]
|Tuba Solo||Yasuhito Sugiyama*|
|Soprano Solo||Isabel Leonard**|
This chorus is formed mainly with local members from Matsumoto, chosen by audition for OMF concerts with chorus parts. Previous performances are Britten War Requiem (2009), Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin (2011), Honegger Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (2012), Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges (2013), Beethoven Ninth Symphony (2013–15), and Mahler Auferstehung (2016).
Tokyo Opera Singers
The Tokyo Opera Singers were formed in 1992 at the request of Seiji Ozawa for a world-class chorus. Members comprise both young and experienced vocalists who are mainly based in Tokyo. Since appearing in the 1st Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto that year, they have performed in the Japan concerts of Bayerische Staatsoper (conducted by Sawallisch), Wiener Philharmoniker (Ozawa and Rattle), and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Muti). They have also sung at the Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, and with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. This year, they were seen in five programs ranging from opera to chamber chorus at the Spring Festival in Tokyo.