26/05/2015

The Japanese public gave the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra an enthusiastic reception

 

Amati's director noted that Tchaikovsky's music is very popular in Japan, and that a particular feature of the current tour is the fact that, with 2015 being the 175th anniversary of the composer's birth, the concert programme consists entirely of his works.

TOKYO, 26 May — RIA Novosti, Ksenia Naka.

The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert on its Japanese tour to a packed hall in the southern city of Fukuoka, and the Japanese public were enthralled by the performance, said Yuji Arai, Director of Amati, Inc., the company that organises the orchestra's Asian tours in Asia, in a telephone conversation with RIA Novosti's correspondent.
"The hall was practically full. Just as in Taiwan, where the orchestra has just completed a tour, the Japanese public were enthralled by its performance. The musicians were called for an encore three times. That is a huge success," said Mr Arai.
Amati's director noted that Tchaikovsky's music is very popular in Japan, and that a particular feature of the current tour is the fact that, with 2015 being the 175th anniversary of the composer's birth, the concert programme consists entirely of his works.
"I am confident that the performances in the other cities will have the same success. Nearly all the tickets have already been sold," underlined Mr Arai.
The orchestra is performing in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima and Hyogo. In Hiroshima, it will play a charity concert, performing Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony in memory of the victims of war.
Conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, the orchestra will play Tchaikovsky's Violin and First Piano concertos, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth symphonies, Capriccio Italien and Serenade for Strings, a suite from the ballet The Nutcracker and pieces from the cycle The Seasons on the tour. The soloists for the instrumental concertos will be violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Michie Koyama.
The tour of Japan has only just started, and it has not yet been decided when the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra will next visit the Land of the Rising Sun, but this will most likely be in 2017 according to Mr. Arai.