• Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010

    Conductor Update for Saito Kinen Orchestra Concerts, December 14 & 15



    Conductors Seiji Ozawa and Tatsuya Shimono
    Lead the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Opening Concerts of

    Carnegie Hall’s JapanNYC Festival, December 14, 15, and 18

    Maestro Ozawa to Conduct Second Half of Programs on December 14 and 15;
    Conductor Tatsuya Shimono Steps In for First Half of the Two Programs

    Seiji Ozawa Conducts Entire Program Featuring
    Britten’s War Requiem on December 18


    Carnegie Hall today announced that Seiji Ozawa will conduct works featured on the second half of programs performed by the Saito Kinen Orchestra on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15. Maestro Ozawa will conduct Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 on December 14 and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique on December 15. As Maestro Ozawa continues to recover from a sciatic condition, conductor Tatsuya Shimono has graciously agreed to step in, leading works featured on the first half of these programs, including music by Atsuhiko Gondai, Beethoven, and Toru Takemitsu. Maestro Ozawa will also conduct the Orchestra’s third and final program of Britten’s War Requiem on Saturday, December 18 as previously announced.

    Carnegie Hall and Maestro Ozawa are grateful that Tatsuya Shimono has agreed to lead the first half of the December 14 and 15 programs. Maestro Shimono, a young conductor championed by Maestro Ozawa and currently the resident conductor of Tokyo’s Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, also stepped in for Maestro Ozawa for programs at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto in September.

    Seiji Ozawa is Artistic Director of JapanNYC, Carnegie Hall’s two-part citywide festival celebrating Japanese arts and culture with more than 65 events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues in December 2010 and March–April 2011. These three concerts by the Saito Kinen Orchestra launch JapanNYC festival programming at Carnegie Hall. For more details, visit carnegiehall.org/japannyc.

    Tatsuya Shimono was appointed resident conductor of Tokyo’s Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (YNSO) in 2006. Born in 1969 in Kagoshima, Maestro Shimono studied music at Kagoshima University. After graduation, he followed his passion for conducting at the Toho Gakuen School of Music Conducting Seminar and earned a diploma from the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, where he studied under Myung-Whun Chung and Yuri Temirkanov. Returning to Japan, Maestro Shimono served as assistant conductor of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 1999, on a scholarship from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, he moved to Austria to complete his studies at the Vienna Musikhochschule. In 2000, Maestro Shimono won First Prize and the Hideo Saito Award at the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting. The following year, at the age of 31, he received First Prize at the 47th Besancon International Competition for Young Conductors in France, confirming his reputation both in and outside of Japan. In 2005, he made his debut in Milan with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi conducting a program of American music. His first live recording with the YNSO of Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 won great critical acclaim.

    Program Information
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Seiji Ozawa, Director and Conductor
    Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor
    Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

    ATSUHIKO GONDAI Decathexis (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
    JOHANNES 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 PM
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Seiji Ozawa, Director and Conductor
    Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor
    Yukio Tanaka, Biwa
    Kifu Mitsuhashi, Shakuhachi

    TORU TAKEMITSU November Steps for Biwa, Shakuhachi, and Orchestra
    HECTOR BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (Seiji Ozawa, conductor)

    Tickets: $36, $43, $54, $73, $98, $108

    Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00 PM
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Seiji Ozawa, Director and Conductor
    Christine Goerke, Soprano
    Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor
    Matthias Goerne, Baritone
    SKF Matsumoto Choir
    Ritsuyukai Choir
    SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus

    BENJAMIN BRITTEN War Requiem, Op. 66

    Sponsored in part by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

    Sponsored in part by Toyota

    This concert and the Choral Classics series are made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith 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, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

    Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.

    With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation; Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.

    With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and the 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.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets for JapanNYC events taking place at Carnegie Hall are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,carnegiehall.org. For tickets to JapanNYC partner events, please contact the specific venue. A JapanNYC Festival Passport, priced at $10, saves 15% or more on all events at Carnegie Hall and many partner events during JapanNYC. The Passport is available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, through CarnegieCharge, or at carnegiehall.org. Some restrictions apply.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.



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