CONDUCTORUPDATE FOR SAITO KINEN ORCHESTRACONCERTS AT CARNEGIE HALLConductors Seiji Ozawa and Tatsuya ShimonoLead the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Opening Concerts ofCarnegie Hall’s JapanNYC Festival, December 14, 15, and 18Maestro Ozawa to Conduct Second Half of Programs on December 14 and 15;Conductor Tatsuya Shimono Steps In for First Half of the Two ProgramsSeiji Ozawa Conducts Entire Program FeaturingBritten’s War Requiem on December 18
Carnegie Hall today announced that Seiji Ozawa willconduct works featured on the second half of programs performed by the SaitoKinen Orchestra on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15. MaestroOzawa will conduct Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 on December 14 and Berlioz’s Symphoniefantastique on December 15. As Maestro Ozawa continues to recover from asciatic condition, conductor Tatsuya Shimono has graciously agreed tostep in, leading works featured on the first half of these programs, includingmusic by Atsuhiko Gondai, Beethoven, and Toru Takemitsu. Maestro Ozawa willalso conduct the Orchestra’s third and final program of Britten’s WarRequiem on Saturday, December 18 as previously announced.Carnegie Hall and Maestro Ozawa are grateful that Tatsuya Shimono has agreed tolead the first half of the December 14 and 15 programs. Maestro Shimono, ayoung conductor championed by Maestro Ozawa and currently the residentconductor of Tokyo’s Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, also stepped in forMaestro Ozawa for programs at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto in September.Seiji Ozawa is Artistic Director of JapanNYC, Carnegie Hall’stwo-part citywide festival celebrating Japanese arts and culture with more than65 events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues in December 2010and March–April 2011. These three concerts by the Saito Kinen Orchestra launch JapanNYCfestival programming at Carnegie Hall. For more details, visit carnegiehall.org/japannyc.Tatsuya Shimono was appointed resident conductor of Tokyo’s YomiuriNippon Symphony Orchestra (YNSO) in 2006. Born in 1969 in Kagoshima, MaestroShimono studied music at Kagoshima University. After graduation, he followedhis passion for conducting at the Toho Gakuen School of Music ConductingSeminar and earned a diploma from the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena,Italy, where he studied under Myung-Whun Chung and Yuri Temirkanov. Returningto Japan, Maestro Shimono served as assistant conductor of the OsakaPhilharmonic Orchestra, and in 1999, on a scholarship from the Ministry ofCultural Affairs, he moved to Austria to complete his studies at the ViennaMusikhochschule. In 2000, Maestro Shimono won First Prize and the Hideo SaitoAward at the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting. Thefollowing year, at the age of 31, he received First Prize at the 47th BesanconInternational Competition for Young Conductors in France, confirming hisreputation both in and outside of Japan. In 2005, he made his debut in Milanwith the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi conducting a program ofAmerican music. His first live recording with the YNSO of Corigliano’s SymphonyNo.1 won great critical acclaim.Program InformationTuesday, December 14, 2010 at 8:00 PMStern Auditorium/Perelman StageSAITO KINEN ORCHESTRASeiji Ozawa, Director and ConductorTatsuya Shimono, ConductorMitsuko Uchida, PianoATSUHIKO GONDAI Decathexis (US Premiere, co-commissioned by CarnegieHall and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)This performance is sponsored by Nomura Holding America Inc.Tickets: $36, $43, $54, $73, $98, $108________________________________Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:00 PMStern Auditorium/Perelman StageSAITO KINEN ORCHESTRASeiji Ozawa, Director and ConductorTatsuya Shimono, ConductorYukio Tanaka, BiwaKifu Mitsuhashi, ShakuhachiTORU TAKEMITSU November Steps for Biwa, Shakuhachi, and OrchestraHECTOR BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)Tickets: $36, $43, $54, $73, $98, $108________________________________Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00 PMStern Auditorium/Perelman StageSAITO KINEN ORCHESTRASeiji Ozawa, Director and ConductorChristine Goerke, SopranoAnthony Dean Griffey, TenorMatthias Goerne, BaritoneSKF Matsumoto ChoirRitsuyukai ChoirSKF Matsumoto Children's ChorusBENJAMIN BRITTEN War Requiem, Op. 66Sponsored in part by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company LimitedSponsored in part by ToyotaThis concert and the Choral Classics series are made possible, in part, by anendowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory ofJudith Arron and Robert Shaw.Tickets: $34, $40, $51, $68, $91, $100.________________________________JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.;Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, TheChairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; SonyCorporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation;Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical CompanyLimited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian CulturalCouncil; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHUInternational Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce andIndustry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation;Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life InsuranceCompany; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru ofAmerica, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry ofForeign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; JapanTourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; andthe Consulate-General of Japan in New York.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.
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