Tokyo – Takemitsu Memorial

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Location

Tokyo Opera City Hall
The hall debuted on September 10, 1997, with a performance of J. S. Bach's Saint Mathew's Passion performed by the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa.
Acoustically, the hall is designed in the so-called shoebox style with a vaulting pyramidal with the interior completely mantled in oak. The most innovative advances of modern technology have been brought into play to create ideal acoustic conditions and the wooden interior with upper lightning furthermore stimulates a sense of tranquil composure.
The late Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), an artistic director of the Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation had acted as adviser in the formulation of the basic concept of the hall and also supervised the opening series of concerts. The hall is dedicated to his memory due to his untimely death prior to its inauguration.

Music Program

Tokyo Opera City Visual Organ Concert No.135

[Artist]
Mineko Kojima (Org)
[Program]
Widor: Symphonie pour orgue No.5 op.42-1 - 4. Adagio
Muffat: Toccata Septima
Buxtehude: Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV209
Franck: Choral No.3
Bovet: El tango de los Tangos

Hisako Kawamura Piano Recital

[Artist]
Hisako Kawamura (Pf)
[Program]
J.S.Bach ⋅ Busoni: Chaconne
Chopin: Mazurka No.13 in A minor, op.17-4; Waltz No.5 in A flat major, op.42; Nocturne No.8 in A major, op.27-2; Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60
Rachmaninov: Preludes op.23 - No.10 in G flat major & No.7 in C minor
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.6 in A minor, op.82

Classic Aid Vol.5

[Artist]
Shinobu Sato, Maki Mori (Sop), Satoshi Nishimura (Ten), Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Yukio Yokoyama (Pf), Masato Suzuki (Cond & Cem), Yasuko Ohtani, Chiharu Taki (Vn), Yoko Hasegawa (Vc), Aizu Gakuho High School Chorus (Guest), Megumi Yoshimoto (MC), etc.
[Program]
J.S.Bach: Air on the G String
Handel: "Rinaldo" - _eLascia ch'io pianga'
Monti: Csárdás
Puccini: "Turandot" - _eNessun dorma'; "Gianni Schicchi" - _eO mio babbino caro'
Rodgers (Arr.: B. Stark): Edelweiss
J.S.Bach: Cello Suite No.3 in C major - Prelude & Gigue
Liszt: Liebestraum No.3
Yoko Kanno & Syunji Iwai: Hana wa Saku
etc.

B to C: From Bach to Contemporary Music [170]
Junichi Sato Saxophone Recital

[Artist]
Junichi Sato (Sax), Michiyo Haneishi (Pf), Sumishisa Arima (Electronics)
[Program]
J.S.Bach: Suite for solo cello No.2 in D minor, BWV1008
J.t.Veldhuis: The Garden of Love (2002)
Brahms: Sonata in E flat major, op.120-2
(originally: Sonata for clarinet and piano No.2)
Britten: 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid, op.49 (1951)
Berio: Sequenza VIIb (1969/93)
Boulez: Dialogue de l'ombre double (1982-85)

Bach Collegium Japan
"Musikalisches Opfer"

[Artist]
Masaaki Suzuki (Cem), Natsumi Wakamatsu, Yuko Araki (Vn), Kiyomi Suga (Fl-Tr)
[Program]
J.S.Bach: Violin Sonata BWV1016; Flute Sonata BWV1030; "Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her" BWV769a; Musikalisches Opfer BWV1079

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra: The 287th Subscription Concert

[Artist]
Fumiaki Miyamoto (Cond), Tokyo City Philharmonic Chorus, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
[Program]
Bizet: from "Jeux d'enfants"
Debussy: La mer
Ravel: La valse; "Daphnis et Chloé" Suite No.2

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