Kobe Tourism Bureau A much-talked-about concert led by world-famous cellist Hidemi Suzuki will be held in Tokyo on February 13, 2023 (Monday).

Kobe Tourism Bureau
A much-talked-about concert led by world-famous cellist Hidemi Suzuki will be held in Tokyo on February 13, 2023 (Monday), “Kobe City Chamber Orchestra Tokyo Special Concert”.

The Kobe Tourism Bureau (located in Chuo-ku, Kobe City, hereinafter referred to as “Kobe Tourism Bureau”) will hold a special performance in Tokyo on February 13, 2023 (Monday) by the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, which is in its 42nd year. We are pleased to announce that we will be holding Please enjoy the tangle of styles and sensibilities of the times and the ever-changing Kobe City Chamber Orchestra. [Image 1

○ Name: “Kobe City Chamber Orchestra Tokyo Special Concert”
○ Date and time: February 13, 2023 (Monday) 19:00 start (doors open at 18:15) ○ Appearance: Conductor, Cello (1st song): Hidemi Suzuki, Orchestra: Kobe City Chamber Orchestra
○ Program
Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G major KV525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (No conductor, Hidemi Suzuki plays the cello)
Mozart: Serenade No. 12 in C minor KV388 (384a) “Nachtmusik” Schnittke: Mozart a la Haydn
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 “Classical”
○ Venue: Kioi Hall
○Fee: [All seats reserved] S seat 4,000 yen, A seat 2,000 yen, U25 (under 25 years old) 1,000 yen
-Kobe wine mini glasses for visitors-
○ Release date: From Friday, November 11, 2022
○Ticket sales locations: Ticket Pia, etc.
*Please check the website for details. https://www.kobe-ensou.jp ○Organizer: (Public interest incorporated foundation) Kobe Citizens Cultural Promotion Foundation
○ Sponsor: Kobe Tourism Bureau
○ Subsidies: Agency for Cultural Affairs Cultural Arts Promotion Expenses (performing arts creative activities revitalization project) Japan Arts Council
■ About “Kobe City Chamber Orchestra”
Established in 1981 by the City of Kobe as the Kobe Chamber Ensemble. Organized by talented string players, it is active as a chamber orchestra with the addition of a group of wind instruments, although it is mainly a string ensemble. He has welcomed masters of the music world such as Gerhard Bosse and Kiyoshi Okayama as music directors, and has collaborated with conductors and soloists who are active at the forefront of domestic and international music. After CD releases and overseas performances, the name was changed to “Kobe City Chamber Orchestra” in 2018 with the addition of wind instrument members. In 2021, Hidemi Suzuki, a world-famous cellist and conductor, was appointed as music director, and continues to pursue high-quality ensembles centered on classical music. In addition to regular concerts, the group also actively engages in activities as a public orchestra, such as popularizing classical music in the region and tackling issues faced by the region through music.
■ Profile
Hidemi Suzuki (Conductor)
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Born in Kobe. Cello, conducting, writing, recording director, guidance and activities for younger generations, received Suntory Music Award, Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award and many others. He was a member and principal player in major early music groups. In 2001, he founded “Orchestra Libera Classica” and is currently releasing his recordings and chamber music from his own label “Arte dell’Arco”. He has performed as a conductor and soloist in orchestras both in Japan and abroad. Currently, he is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, a visiting professor at the Tokyo College of Music’s Cello Department, and a lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts’ Early Music Department. A member of the Gakuyukai String Quartet. He is also a founding member (assistant conductor and principal player) of the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra (then the Kobe Chamber Orchestra). In April 2021, he assumed the position of Music Director of the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra.
■ About inquiries
(Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) Kobe Citizens Cultural Promotion Foundation Business Department Performance Division Yuka Yasufuku [yasufuku@kobe-ensou.jp] [TEL: 078-361-7241]

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