Concerts

Concerts

Opening Concert

Thursday, March 28, 11:00~12:30
Opening Ceremony and Opening Concert
Matsumoto City General Gymnasium, Main Arena

■Opening Concert

 Prayer for Happiness of all Children / Shinichi Suzuki

The International Teachers’ Orchestra

Koji Toyoda, conductor

■Opening Ceremony

 Greeting
   Rokudan no Shirabe / Kengyo Yatsuhashi
   Haru no Umi / Michio Miyagi
      Performed by the Seiha Hogakukai group and Suzuki Violin Students

 Performance by all Students
   Theme from “Witches’ Dance” / Paganini
   Song of Wind / Folk Song
   Lightly Row / Folk Song
   Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations / Shinichi Suzuki

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KISSEI PHARMACEUTICAL presents Guest Concert

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm
♪Guest Concert
admission Fee : 2,000 Japanese Yen (unreserved seat)
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall

 Outstanding Performances by Suzuki Method Graduates who are now Professional Performers
Reiko Watanabe (violin), Brian Lewis (violin) ,Dai Miyata (cello), Masaya Tanaka (piano), Takeaki Miyamae (flute), and String Trio - Yasuko Ohtani (violin), Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello), and Seizo Azuma (piano accompaniment)

■Program

 Suk: 4 Pieces, Op.17
    Brian Lewis (violin), Seizo Azuma (piano accompaniment)

 Bach: Ciaccona from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
    Reiko Watanabe (violin)

 Cassadó: Requiebros
 Popper: Ungarischer Rhapsodie, Op. 68
    Dai Miyata (cello), Masaya Tanaka (piano)

 Liszt: Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 3 in G sharp minor, "La Campanella"    
 Prokofiev: 10 Pieces, Op.12: No.7. Prelude
 Balakirev: Islamey ‒ Oriental Fantasy
    Masaya Tanaka (piano)

 Widor: Flute Suite, Op. 34 for Flute & Piano
    Takeaki Miyamae (flute), Seizo Azuma (piano accompaniment)

 Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10
    Yasuko Ohtani (violin), Yoshiko Kawamoto (viola), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello)

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Invel presents Student Concerto Evening Concert

Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm
♪Student Concerto Evening Concert
admission Fee : 1,500 Japanese Yen (unreserved seat)
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall
Funded in part by The Tokyo Club
concert.jpg● Student Concerto Evening Concert at Summer School in 2011. Selected student soloists will perform concertos with professional orchestral members who are Suzuki Method graduates.

■Program

 Chopin: Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, in E♭major, Op.22

 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64,1st mvt.

 Chaminade: Flute Concertino in D major, Op.107

 Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op.33

 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16, 1st mvt.

 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77, 2nd & 3rd mvts.

   The 16th World Convention Commemorative Orchestra Concert
   Yukio Kitahara, conductor

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SEIKO EPSON presents The 16th World Convention Commemorative Orchestra Concert

Saturday, March 30, 7:00 pm
♪The 16th World Convention Commemorative Orchestra Concert
admission Fee : 2,000 Japanese Yen (unreserved seat)
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Main Hall
Funded in part by The Tokyo Club

 A gala performance by professional orchestral members and international soloist Kyoko Takezawa, all of whom are Suzuki Method graduates.

   Program:
     Glinka : Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
     Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
        Kyoko Takezawa, violin
     Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92
        The 16th World Convention Commemorative Orchestra
        Yukio Kitahara, conductor Naoko Ogihara, concertmistress


A Special Bonus!
As of February 2012, we also expect the following guest performances.

   Violin : Kyoko Takezawa, Reiko Watanabe, Yasuko Ohtani
   Viola: Yoshiko Kawamoto
   Cello: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Dai Miyata
   Piano: Masaya Tanaka
   Flute: Takeaki Miyamae

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Student Concerts Held in the Afternoon

March 28
♪Opening Ceremony and Concert
Matsumoto City General Gymnasium Main Arena

♪Suzuki Children Piano Concert
Kissei Bunka Hall, Middle Hall

March 29
♪Afternoon Concert
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall and Middle Hall

♪Piano Concert
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Middle Hall
Talent Education Research Institute Hall

March 30
♪Afternoon Concert
Kissei Bunka Hall, Grand Hall and Middle Hall

♪Piano Concert
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Middle Hall
Talent Education Research Institute Hall

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Informal Concerts Around Town

♪Informal Concerts Around Town ~ Music shared with the citizens of Matsumoto

A wide variety of informal concerts will be held during the convention in and around Matsumoto city.
On March 30th, Suzuki students and local citizens will entertain audiences with their performances at various locations. This collaboration by local performers, professionals, artists and Suzuki children from Japan and overseas is not to be missed!

1. Agatanomori Culture Hall, March 30, 15:00~17:00

Matsutmoto citizens’ chorus groups, dance troupe and Suzuki children join for a concert.
admission Fee : Free
  Performers:
   ・Women’s Chorus AZ
   ・Men’s Chorus Choeur Bière
   ・Saito Kinen Children’s Chorus
     program includes works composed by Shinichi Suzuki
   ・Office Ran and Tamura Dance Troupe
     "Sairyutarou" (playbook and direction by Ran Misaki)
   ・Performance by Suzuki Children

2. Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School, March 30, 15:00~16:30

A joint concert will be held by Suzuki students and the student orchestra from the Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School, which has been exchanging educational philosophy with the Suzuki Method organization.
Look forward to a joint performance of the “Hallelujah Chorus” with Suzuki voice students from Finland and Australia.
admission Fee : Free

  Performers:
   Händel : Excerpts from“ Water Music” Suite No.2
     The Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School Orchestra 
     Shin Segawa, conductor

   Beethoven : Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
     The Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School Orchestra,
     Suzuki Method World Convention Students’ String Orchestra Class B 
     Koji Toyoda, conductor

   Händel “: Hallelujah” from The Messiah
     The Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School Orchestra,
     Suzuki Method World Convention Students’ String Orchestra Class B,
     Third Year Students at The Matsumoto Shuho Secondary School, and
     Suzuki Method World Convention Voice Class 
     Koji Toyoda, conductor

3. Matsumoto City Museum of Art (concert days to be decided)

Picture book drawings by Hideko Ise*, who studied cello with Yoshio Satoh, will be displayed at the venue for a concert by Suzuki graduate professional cellist and Suzuki cello students.
admission Fee : Free

   Performers:
    Friday, March 29, 14:00~14:45
      “ A Musical Journey” a talk by Kunio Yanagida, Hikaru Sato & Hideko Ise

    Friday, March 29, 15:00~
       Bach : Suite for Violoncello Solo No.5 in C minor, BWV1011
       Paradis : Sicilienne 
       Bach : Air from the Suite No.3
       Elgar : Salut d`Amour Op.12 
       Bruch : Kol Nidrei Op.47
       Shubert : Litanei 
       Bloch : Prayer 
       Caccini : Ave Maria
       Fauré : Aprè un rêve Op.7 
       Fauré : Berceuse Op.16
         Hikaru Sato, cello Ayano Osumi, piano
            ・Hikaru Sato, cellist for Orchestre de Paris

    Saturday, March 30, 14:30~15:00
      “ The Power of Music” a lecture by Kunio Yanagida

    Saturday, March 30, 15:00~16:30
      Folk Song : Twinkle,Twinkle,Little Star
      Bach : Minuet No.2
      Paganini : Theme from“ Witches`Dance”
      Beethoven : Minuet in G
      Breval : Sonata Cmajor Op.40, No,1
      Vivaldi : Sonata in E minor 1st 2nd movement
      Eccles : Sonata in G minor 1st 2nd movement
         Suzuki Cello Students

     *The Hideko Ise exhibition will be on display daily.


4. Shinichi Suzuki Memorial Hall
(daily concerts during convention, concert times to be decided)

The former home of Shinichi Suzuki, where he gave lessons and worked has now become “The Shinichi Suzuki Museum”, which houses many displays depicting his life and accomplishments.
We anticipate many requests from our overseas participants to perform at this meaningful venue.
admission Fee : Free

   Performers:
    Saturday, March 30, 15:00~
     Beethoven : Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, Op.24“ Spring”
       Shun Hioki, violin Yasuko Mori, piano
     Mozart : Violin Sonata in A major, K.526
       Tomiko Shida, violin Motoko Toyoda, piano

    Sunday, March 31, 10:00~
     Kreisler:Schön Rosmarin
     Nobu Kohda:Violin Sonata No.2
     Dvořák:Songs my mother taught me
     Kósçak Yamada:Japanese Mother's Lullaby
     Kósçak Yamada:Karatachi no hana
     Kósçak Yamada:Higambana
     Michiko Toyama:Suite by Japanese folk song“Komori uta”“Oiwake”
               “Momi-hiki uta”
       Chihiro Inda, violin Michiko Inda, piano

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Lunch Time Concert

time-for-three.jpgTime for ThreeFriday, March 29, 12:00~12:30
♪Lunch Time Concert
Matsumoto City General Gymnasium, Main Arena

Saturday, March 30, 12:00~12:30
♪Lunch Time Concert
Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Main Hall


Performing byTime for Three

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Farewell Concert

Sunday, March 31, 13:00~15:00
♪Closing Ceremony and Farewell Concert
Matsumoto City General Gymnasium, Main Arena

Cello
  The Swan / Saint-Saens
  Tarantella / Squire  ※Note that the piece has been changed on February 1, 2013.

Flute
  Concerto for two flutes in G major, 3rd mvt. / Cimarosa
  Carnaval of Venice / P.A. Genin

Violin
  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, 3rd mvt. / Tchaikovsky

Piano
  Six Pieces Op. 11, No. 2 Scherzo / Rachmaninov

String Ensemble
  Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, 1st mvt. / Tchaikovsky

Intermission

Time for Three

Violin
  Sonata in G minor, 1st, & 2nd mvt. / H. Eccles
  Allegro / G.H. Fiocco
  Concerto in A minor, Op.3-6, 1st mvt. / A. Vivaldi

All Students
  Hunters’ Chorus / C.M.v. Weber
  Minuet No. 2 / J.S. Bach
  Allegro, Perpetual Motion / Shinichi Suzuki
  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Variations / Shinichi Suzuki