Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE), miwa, and 12 violinists will appear as special guests for “Mezamashi Classics” Summer Special 2023!

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Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE), miwa, and 12 violinists will appear as special guests for “Mezamashi Classics” Summer Special 2023!

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In 1997, with the theme of “making classical music more accessible!”, the combination of violinist Chisako Takashima, who has performed more than 400 times in her 26th year, and Shinichi Karube, an announcer of Fuji TV and a great classical music connoisseur, started. Classic concert series “Mezamashi Classics (commonly known as Mezakura)”. The largest summer special concert of “Mezakura” will be held at Suntory Hall, the mecca of classical music, on July 28th (Friday) and 29th (Saturday). A special guest has been decided to add flowers to this performance where you can enjoy a lively and hilarious talk by Takashima and Karube, a selection of songs that are not bound by genres, and beautiful harmonies woven by first-class musicians! Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE) will perform on 7/28 (Fri.) as a vocal guest, miwa will perform on 7/29 (Sat.), and 2 performances on 7/28 (Fri.) and 29 (Sat.) as an instrumental guest. 12 violinists appear. It will be a more luxurious and special performance. Tickets are now on sale at each play guide! ! -Performance overview-Bourbon Presents Mezamashi Classics Summer Special 2023 Suntory Hall Large Hall Performers: Chisako Takashima, Shinichi Karube (Fuji TV announcer), etc. Performance date July 28 (Friday) 18:30 start (17:45 open) [ Special guest: Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE), 12 violinists] July 29 (Sat) 17:30 start (doors open at 16:45) [Special guest: miwa, 12 violinists] Ticket price S seat 8,300 Yen / A seat (stage side seat) 7,400 yen / B seat (P block) 6,400 yen (all seats reserved, tax included) * Preschool children are not allowed to enter * P block = seats directly behind the stage ■ Official website: http://mezamashiclassics .com ■ Sponsor: Fuji Television / Kyodo Tokyo / J2 ■ Special sponsor: Bourbon Co., Ltd. ■ Play guide: Kyodo Tokyo: (Weekdays 11: 00-18 : 00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10: 00-18: 00) Fuji TV Direct: Suntory Hall Ticket Center: (10: 00-18 :00) *You can also purchase at the venue window. (Except closed days) Ticket Pia: (P code: 241-567) Eplus: Lawson Ticket: https:// (L code: 32112) Contact: Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799 (Weekdays 11:00-18:00/Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00-18:00)-Performer-Takashima Chisako (Violinist)
[Image 3:×2700.jpg] He started playing the violin at the age of 6, and has studied under Tsugio Tokunaga, Toshiya Eto, and Shoko Aki Earl. After studying at Toho Gakuen University, in 1994 he graduated from Yale University’s Graduate School of Music with an Artist Diploma Course. In 1997, he moved his base to Japan and started his music activities in earnest. “Mezamashi Classics”, co-produced by Fuji TV’s announcer Shinichi Karube, started in 1997 and has been a popular concert with more than 400 performances so far. Mezamashi Classics with Friends ~Best Vocalist~” released. It will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. In 2006, at the 10th anniversary of his solo debut, he planned and produced “12 Violinists”. With the concept of “a beautiful and enjoyable violin ensemble to watch and listen to”, we are working to dispel the high threshold of classical music and make classical music and violins more familiar. From April 2023, a nationwide concert tour of “25th Anniversary Chisako Takashima & Mino Kabasawa ~ Pleasant Concert ~” by “CHISA & MINO” with composer and pianist Mino Kabasawa, and from September “Chisako Takashima 12 Violinists” Concert Tour 2023-2024” will be held. In addition, he participated in “Taro Hakase, Chisako Takashima, Iwao Furusawa – Three major violinist concerts” and “live image”. Currently, in addition to producing events and concerts centering on nearly 100 performances a year, he has a wide range of activities such as appearances in various media such as television and radio, and writing. Official website Shinichi Karube (Fuji Television Announcer)
[Image 4:×2700.jpg] Born in Tokyo. After studying law at Waseda University, joined Fuji Television in April 1985 as an announcer. Served as a reporter and moderator on “Good Morning! Nice Day”, and participated in “Mezamashi TV”, which started in 1994, as an entertainment caster. He admits that he loves classical music, and when he was in high school and college, he was a member of the male chorus club, and experienced many emotional stages singing with the sticks of masters such as Seiji Ozawa, Sawallisch, and Stein. After joining the company, he has released more than 10 CDs and is widely recognized as a singing announcer. “Mezamashi Classics”, which started in 1997, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, and its total number of performances has exceeded 400. Currently, he is in charge of “Otoko Obasan!!”, which is currently being broadcast on BS/CS, and “Sunday Japanese Film Theater”, which is being OA on BS. In 2015, he celebrated his 30th anniversary as an announcer, and since April 2016, along with actress Yukie Nakama, he has been serving as the eighth-generation host of the ultra-long-running music program “MUSIC FAIR”, which has been on air for 59 years. Special Guest (7/28): Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE)
[Image 5: &s3=12949-2265-5F5661D6CD6CD9F6426A08456B52E4 f9160-1800×2700.jpg] Da-iCE’s vocalist and performer. His 4-octave high-pitched voice is attractive, and he also produces a lot of music. Won the 63rd Japan Record Award for the song “CITRUS” that he wrote. He starred in the Toho musical “JERSEY BOYS” and won the Newcomer Award at the “2020 (77th) Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts Festival Award”. From June, “Da-iCE ARENA TOUR 2023 -SCENE-” will be held with 12 performances in 6 cities. Special guest (7/29): miwa
[Image 6:×1750.jpg] Born in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture on June 15, 1990. Raised in Tokyo. Debuted in 2010 while in college. The 1st album “guitarissimo” released the following year won the first place on the album chart. In 2012, “Hikarihe” became a big hit, and the first Nippon Budokan performance was held at the same time as the university graduation ceremony, and the following year, the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen was played for the first time. He has been expanding his range of activities, such as the success of live performances with a single acoustic guitar playing at Nippon Budokan and Yokohama Arena, and writing the lyrics for Japan’s largest chorus competition, “NHK National School Music Competition Set Song” (junior high school division). . On February 23, 2022, the 6th full-length album “Sparkle” will be released for the first time in about 5 years. Released several EPs. Furthermore, on May 24th, the latest song “Haru no Oto” will be released on CD. From April 2023, he will hold a live tour miwa acoustic live tour 2023 “acoguissimo 5” and will also appear in JAPAN JAM2023.
Special guests (7/28&29): 12 violinists
[Image 7:×2600.jpg] Violinist Chisako Takashima launched a violin ensemble in 2006 that is “beautiful and enjoyable to watch and listen to”. At the concert, not only classical masterpieces but also various repertoire will be played with 12 violin arrangements. We aim to create a concert that makes the violin more familiar and enjoyable, with unique members coloring the stage, original corners for audience participation, and performances with choreography. Released 8 albums so far. In 2022, the group will celebrate its 16th anniversary, and from September of the same year, Chisako Takashima will hold a 12-member violinist “Concert Tour 2022-2023” at 44 venues and 46 performances. In addition, he held solo concert tours and appeared in various media. It is a female only violin ensemble that is loved by a wide range of generations. Details about this release:
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