Carnegie Hall Presents

Japan’s Great Orchestras II


Saito Kinen Orchestra

Bach Collegium Japan

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor

Program

ATSUHIKO GONDAI Decathexis (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Program is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission
Kick off JapanNYC at Carnegie Hall with Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa leading the orchestra he co-founded in 1984 to honor his mentor, Hideo Saito. This orchestra is among the best you’ll hear, and on this concert they showcase two Japanese artists: the spellbinding Uchida and composer Gondai.

Please note that Mr. Shimono will conduct the Gondai and Beethoven works.

Listen

Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37 (III. Rondo. Allegro)


Mitsuko Uchida, Piano / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling, Conductor
Philips

Bach Collegium Japan

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
Clint van der Linde, Countertenor
Gerd Türk, Tenor
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Peter Kooij, Bass
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano

Program

BACH Mass in B Minor
Founded in 1990 in Japan, Bach Collegium Japan’s reputation for great Baroque performances is worldwide. “The fleet Bach Collegium emphasizes beauty and a flowing line,” says The Times of London, and their founder has a “subtle ear for color, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live” (The New York Times).

Listen

Bach Mass in B Minor (“Gloria in excelsis Deo”)


Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
BIS

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 8 PM
Seiji Ozawa and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) must regrettably cancel their performances this spring as Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent surgery. This concert will not be rescheduled this season.

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