2020 Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII Press Release No.7 Feb 7 (Fri) , 2020
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Mini Concert 2020 Vol.1
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Sensei Trio Concert at Honen-in!
Every year Seiji Ozawa Music Academy presents mini-concerts in Kyoto to showcase the musicians of our Opera Project. This year we are happy to announce that we will present 5 such concerts at various locations in Kyoto City.
Jacques Zoon (Flute), Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola) and Naoko Yoshino (Harp); all Saito Kinen Orchestra members and Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Sensei (teachers) will present a trio performance at one of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto, Honen-in.
The program will contain, trio, duet and solo performances of works by Claude Debussy, whose musical ideas were influenced by music of Japan. This will be the first time for the Academy to present a mini-concert by our Sensei and it promises to be a most extraordinary musical event.
In addition to this special concert, the Academy will present four more concerts in March by members of the Academy Orchestra and singers.The venues are Kitano-Tenmangu, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Kyoto Hotel Okura and ROHM Theatre Kyoto Lobby. Details of these mini-concerts will be announced shorty.
【SEIJI OZAWA MUSIC ACADEMY Mini-Concert 2020 Vol.1】
Date：March 8th (Sun) 2020 Door Open：17:00 Start： 17:30 (No intermission. About 1 hour program) Venue：Honen-in Temple(法然院/ 30, Shishigatani Gosho no Dancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto) Artists：Jacques Zoon (Flute), Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola), Naoko Yoshino (Harp) Admission: 3,000 yen (tax included/ for one person)
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Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII J.Strauss II Operetta "Die Fledermaus" ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL Opera in 3 Acts in German with Japanese Titles
Artistic Director/ Conductor: Seiji Ozawa Conductor: Christian Arming Director: David Kneuss Set Designer: Gunther Schneider-Siemssen Costume Designer: Peter J. Hall Lighting Designer: Tatsuo Takasawa Choreographer: Marcus Bugler Orchestra: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Chorus: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Choir
Rosalinde: Wendy Bryn Harmer Gabriel von Eisenstein: Adrian Eröd Adele: Anna Christy Alfred: John Tessier Prince Orlofsky: Emily Fons Dr. Falke: Russell Braun Frank: Dale Travis Dr. Blind: Jean-Paul Fouchécourt Ida: Eriko Kuribayashi Frosch: Matsuko Deluxe
【Tickets】 Tickets go on sale on December 14 (Sat), 2019 Price: S ￥25,000 A ￥21,000 B￥17,000 C￥13,000 D￥8,000 U25￥3,000 *Please seeOfficial Website for ticket purchase information.
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Kyoto City / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation) *Kyoto Performances
Tokai Television Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. (Nagoya Performance) Co-presented by: Rohm Music Foundation Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd Support: Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. (Tokyo Performance) Co-operation: ANA Produced by: VEROZA Japan
Opera for Children Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVIII
J.Strauss II Operetta "Die Fledermaus" ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL
2020 March 13 (Fri) 11:00 / 14:00 ROHM Theatre Kyoto Main Hall
Artistic Director: Seiji Ozawa Conductor: Kensho Watanabe Director: David Kneuss Orchestra: Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra
Entrance free performance for elementary school children in Kyoto
*Casts are different from general productions.
*Opera in German with Japanese Titles
*No general admission
Seiji Ozawa Music Academy / VEROZA Japan
Kyoto City / ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Art Cultural Promoting Foundation) *Kyoto Performances Co-presented by: Rohm Music Foundation Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd
About the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy
In 2000, Mr. Ken Sato, then-president of ROHM Co. Ltd., and conductor Seiji Ozawa founded an educational project - the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy with the objective of nurturing young musicians through opera. One of Ozawa's mentors, Maestro von Karajan, used to say, "Symphony and opera are the two wheels that make the vehicle of music move forward". Ozawa made this his philosophy and puts it into practice once a year with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.
Young, talented musicians chosen through auditions to train under conductor Seiji Ozawa and musicians of Saito Kinen Orchestra among others, gather to form the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra. The orchestra together in work with world leading professional stage directors, producers and opera singers then, presents the results of its study in opera performance - the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project. The Seiji Ozawa Music Academy so far featured 17 opera projects - 11 opera pieces starting with Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and the symphony orchestra concert of Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor “The Resurrection”. In the spring of 2009, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra Project was also launched.
As of its establishment in year 2000, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy has been continuously supported by semiconductor manufacturer ROHM Co., Ltd and Rohm Music Foundation, who has its headquarters in Kyoto. It is due to this continuous support that as of year 2016 the Academy has made ROHM Theatre Kyoto its production base. As of 2015, the Academy also organises special opera performances - Opera for Children - for the primary school students of Kyoto.
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