- Toshiro Mayuzumi
- Violin Concerto
- Romeo and Juliet Suites Nos. 1 & 2 – Romeo & Juliet; Death of Tybalt; Romeo at Juliet’s Grave
- Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
- Kyoko Takezawa
- Eiji Oue
We are delighted that the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra is making its Cadogan Hall debut in our tenth anniversary year. Japan’s oldest and largest orchestra is conducted by Eiji Oue, a Japanese conductor known for his original and powerful interpretations, and this evening’s concert sees the orchestra perform a mixture of traditional Japanese and Western music.
The celebrated and versatile Japanese composer Toshiro Mayuzumi studied in Paris for a time and was also a prolific composer for the cinema. Bugaku, based on ancient Japanese imperial dance music, is one of his most rhythmically exciting and exotically scored works and was choreographed in 1963 by George Balanchine for New York City Ballet.
Violinist Kyoko Takezawa is one of the foremost violin virtuosi of her generation, with musicianship and virtuosity which have made her a commanding presence on the world’s concert platforms. She performs the best-loved Tchaikovsky concerto, one of the most technically difficult works for the violin.
Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2013-14.
From 6.30pm: Pre-concert performance in the Culford Room
The Dolce Quartet performs Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C, K.465 (Dissonance)