The first biography of Italian composer Rossini, best known for “The Barber of Seville,” was published in Paris when he was 31. Its author Stendhal saw the young man as a revolutionary who would conquer Europe like Napoleon before him — with the power of music.
He was right. Five years later in 1829, Rossini secured immortal fame with his last opera “William Tell’, which had its premiere at the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris. And though he stopped composing opera at the young age of 37, he continued to be a trailblazing composer until his death in the year of the Meiji Restoration. To commemorate 150 years since his death, this concert explores the appeal of Rossini, a genius who has also gone down in culinary history as a gourmet and talented cook. The concert features instrumental and vocal performances by young artists, and a talk by Akira Mizutani, head of Società Rossiniana Giapponese.
Violin: Honoka Kishimoto (1st Prize, String Section, 9th Tokyo Music Competition)
Violin: Kako Yamada
Cello: Sakura Tashiro Peatey
Contrabass: Nanako Shirai (3rd Prize, String Section, 13th Tokyo Music Competition)
Clarinet: Alessandro Beverari (1st Prize, Woodwind Section, 15th Tokyo Music Competition)
Piano: Shotaro Nishimura (2nd Prize and Audience Award, Piano Section, 14th Tokyo Music Competition)
Soprano: Akie Amou
Mezzo Soprano: Akiko Tomioka (3rd Prize, Vocal Section, 1st Tokyo Music Competition)
Mezzo Soprano: Hanako Takahashi (2nd Prize and Audience Award, Vocal Section, 8th Tokyo Music Competition)
Tenor: Yusuke Kobori
Tenor: Yasushi Watanabe
Baritone: Vitaly Yushmanov (2nd Place, Vocal Section, 14th Tokyo Music Competition)
Piano: Aiko Fujiwara
Commentary: Akira Mizutani (the president of Società Rossiniana Giapponese)
No. 1 in G major from Six string sonatas
Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major – 3rd movement
Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano
Un mot a Paganini
“Non temer d’un basso affetto” from opera Maometto II
Vocal trio from opera La donna del lago
Sextet from opera La Cenerentola
Tickets on sale from Saturday, May 26
All seats reserved: 3,000 yen
25 and under seats: 1,000 yen
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*25 and under seats tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service.
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*No pre-school-aged children admitted.
*Contents are subject to change.
*Nursery service will be available. (There is a charge for this service. Advanced reservation required. Deadline: Friday, November 9 17:00). Nursery Service Mother’s: 0120-788-222.
Project Planning Section,
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