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Momone Hattori, Hayato Kadono’s first collaboration with the Boston Pops in America was a huge success! “John Williams Tribute” and “STAR WARS: The Story in Music” will be released in Japan for the first time in October
Tokyo International Forum Hall A will be sold out soon! Witness it at Festival Hall in Osaka
The Boston Pops is a prestigious American pop orchestra, known for having John Williams, known as a master of film music, as its permanent conductor from 1980 to 1993. Violinist Hattori attended the “John Williams Tribute” held on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd local time at Boston Symphony Hall, which is their home base and boasts a 123-year history. Hyakuon, pianist Hayato Kadono appeared as a guest for the first time.
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This guest appearance was made by the Boston Pops in preparation for the two who had been scheduled to appear on the Boston Pops’ Japan tour, “Boston Pops on the Tour 2023 Japan Performance,” which will be coming to Japan for the first time in 20 years. This was made possible through the offer of Hattori has collaborated with many famous orchestras and conductors, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed at various concerts overseas, including at the Mariinsky Theater, and has been active in concerts both in Japan and abroad. While doing this, he also distributes videos of his own compositions, arrangements, and performances on YouTube under the name “Cateen,” attracting attention both domestically and internationally as a pianist with over 1 million subscribers. This is the first collaboration between young Japanese artists. This was the debut stage for the two of them in America.
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■The two appeared in “John Williams Tribute,” which consists of behind-the-scenes stories told by John Williams.
The “John Williams Tribute” that the two took part in at Boston Symphony Hall, which has a 123-year history and is the home of the Boston Pops, featured “Star Wars,” “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Harry Potter.” A program featuring John Williams, who composed music for films such as “Jurassic Park.” In the “John Williams Tribute,” named after John Williams, who was also known as a permanent conductor from 1980 to 1993 and currently serves as Conductor Laureate, he personally explains the music. A valuable interview video telling behind-the-scenes stories will be played on the screen before each song is performed. For some songs, a digest of the movie in question is played on the screen while the song is being played, creating a production that draws you into the world of the movie along with the song.The first song, “Superman March,” features a digest of various movies that express the concept of this program. aired. In addition to “Superman,” the film got off to a spectacular start with other films such as “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” and “E.T.”. In addition, digests of movies and videos such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “Raiders March (Indiana Jones)”, and “Olympic Fanfare” are played during the performance, making it feel like you’ve just watched a movie, even though it’s only a short song. Content that will move you. While “Olympic Fanfare” focused on American athletes, the Japan performance will focus on showing scenes of Japanese athletes in action.
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■The program that excited Boston, its home, will be held for the first time in Japan in October! Both Hattori and Kadono are scheduled to perform the same song.
The first time the “John Williams Tribute” can be seen in Japan will be at the “Boston Pops on the Tour 2023 Japan Performance” starting October 6th (Friday). Momone Hattori will appear as a guest in Tokyo on the 6th (Friday), Osaka on the 12th (Thursday), and Hayato Sumino will appear as a guest in Tokyo on the 7th (Saturday), and they are scheduled to perform the same songs as the Boston Symphony
performance. This is a valuable performance where you can experience the performance that thrilled a packed audience at Boston Symphony Hall, the home of the Boston Pops. The performances at Tokyo International Forum Hall A are so popular that some of them are sold out! The Osaka Festival Hall will be held for one day only, with Momone Hattori performing.
■“Boston Pops on the Tour 2023 Japan Performance” is full of other highlights! ・8th (Sunday) Tokyo, 13th (Friday) “STAR WARS: The Story in Music” (first landing in Japan!)
Storyteller: Kenjiro Tsuda (Tokyo), Daisuke Namikawa (Osaka), Performance Navigator: Shinsuke Kasai
“STAR WARS: The Story in Music”, which was performed at the “Tanglewood Music Festival” in August, has arrived in Japan for the first time. Kenjiro Tsuda, who is also a voice actor for the Japanese dubbed version of the STAR WARS series, will be the storyteller for the Japanese performance, and Daisuke Namikawa will be participating in the Tokyo performance on the 8th (Sunday), and Daisuke Namikawa will be participating in the Osaka performance on the 13th (Friday). Former Fuji TV announcer Shinsuke Kasai will serve as the performance navigator. Please look forward to the new program, which will take audiences into the world of Star Wars with famous songs from Episodes 1 to 9.
“Boston Pops on the Tour 2023” Performance Overview
Performance name: Boston Pops on the Tour 2023
John Williams Tribute Japan Performance
Performer: Conductor Keith Lockhart
Performance: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Venue: Tokyo International Forum Hall A (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) Date and time: October 6th (Friday) 19:00 start John Williams Tribute Guest: Momone Hattori
Saturday, October 7th 13:00 John Williams Tribute Guest: Hayato Sumino Saturday, October 7th 18:00 John Williams Tribute Guest: Hayato Sumino October 8th (Sunday) 14:00 Start Star Wars: The Story in Music Storyteller: Kenjiro Tsuda Performance Navigator: Shinsuke Kasai Ticket price: S: 12,500 yen / A: 10,500 yen / B: 8,500 yen (tax included / All seats reserved / Preschool children not allowed) Ticket sales: General sale June 3rd (Sat) 10:00~ *Seats can be selected from general sale
Contact: Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337 (Weekdays 12:00-15:00) -Osaka performance-
Venue: Festival Hall (2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka) Date and time: October 12th (Thursday) 18:30 start John Williams Tribute Guest: Momone Hattori
October 13th (Friday) 18:30 Start Star Wars: The Story in Music Storyteller: Daisuke Namikawa Performance Navigator: Shinsuke Kasai Ticket price: S: 12,500 yen / A: 10,500 yen / B: 8,500 yen / BOX: 20,000 yen / Balcony box S: 25,000 yen / Balcony box A: 21,000 yen
*Balcony boxes are available in pairs and are only available at Festival Hall. (Tax included/All seats reserved/Preschool children not allowed) Ticket sales: General sale June 24th (Sat) 10:00~
Inquiries regarding tickets: Kyodo Information 0570-200-888
(10:00-18:00, closed on Sundays and holidays)
Official page: https://bpo-japan.srptokyo.com
Invitation/Production: Sunrise Promotion Tokyo
Sponsored by: E+
Sponsored by: American Embassy
J-WAVE / Nippon Broadcasting System / TBS Radio / TOKYO FM (Tokyo performance only)
Cooperation: PMC / Cabinoche.Ltd
MBS TV (Osaka performance only)
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