Tokyo Sinfonia in September

SERIES EVENTS Salieri Serenade champagne concert ~ Oji Hall, Wed., Sep. 13 Richard Roberts champagne concert ~ Oji Hall, Wed., Oct. 18 Austrian Serenade dinner-concert ~ FCCJ, Fri., Nov. 17 SPECIAL EVENTS Mexican Autumn Serenade ~ Mexican Embassy, Thu., Oct. 5 Brahms German Requiem ~ Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Tue., Oct. 31 To a few musical friends SALIERI SERENADE In Mozart’s time, Vienna, city of music, was the musical capital of Europe. Even today, Vienna remains in the mind and heart of every music lover as the city where opera, ballet, concert and theatre are the heartbeat of the entire music-loving populace. We today have long forgotten however that the opera composer whose works were performed in all of the major opera houses of Europe during Mozart’s time, the preeminent composer of Europe, was the Imperial Court Composer and Hofkapellmeister to Emperor Joseph II. Antonio Salieri.
Salieri dominated Italian-language opera in Vienna during his lifetime, and his influence was felt in every aspect of Vienna's musical life. He wrote operas also (in three languages) for Paris, Rome, and Venice. He helped to develop and shape many of the features of opera of the time, and his music was a powerful influence on contemporary composers. He was the most important and sought-after teacher of his generation. Often taking no fee for his instruction, Salieri’s pupils included Beethoven, Schubert, Czerny, Liszt, Mozart’s son Karl, and many others. Salieri was six years older than Mozart, incidentally, and lived an active life until age 74. Orphaned as a young boy, Antonio Salieri became the ward of a nobleman of Venice who saw to his musical training. His rapid musical progress brought him to the attention of Imperial Hofkapellmeister Florian Gassman, who was impressed enough with the boy’s talents to take him to Vienna, install him in his own home, and oversee the remainder of his musical instruction. Gassmann brought 16-year-old Salieri with him to the chamber music performances which accompanied the evening meal of the music-loving Emperor Joseph II. The Emperor was impressed enough to instruct his Hofkapellmeister to bring his young protege with him as often as he wished. In this company, the musical circle which included Gassmann, Gluck, Metastasio, principal players of the Imperial Court Orchestra, and the Emperor himself, Salieri’s star rose quickly. The three works on the programme for our Salieri Serenade saw the light of day (or candlelight) during those music evening of fun and laughter at the Imperial Court in Vienna. Just consider for a moment what kind of music the talented young composer would want to write for his Emperor to play. Not too difficult, of course, but not tooo easy — and filled with little devices to amuse and delight the performers. Salieri, composer of Vienna. Our Salieri Serenade will be another adventure of discovery. There are more stories to tell, but for this you must come to hear them at our Salieri Serenade. Wednesday, Sep. 13.
SALIERI SERENADE CHAMPAGNE CONCERT “Symphonies for Strings” Series No. 39 September 13, Wednesday, from 19:00 (doors open 18:30) Oji Hall (Ginza) Sinfonia Veneziana Sinfonia-concertante for 2 Violins, Violoncello & Strings in D Major Yumiko Yokoyama violin solo Sayaka Kanazawa, violin solo Teppei Nakata, violoncello solo Symphony for Strings in D Major (all giorno nomastico) Artists & audience champagne reception Gold sponsor Apagard Support Embassy of Italy TICKETS Group ¥5,000 each • Single ¥5,500 Peatix online http://peatix.com/event/272221 Paypal online https://paypal.com You can indeed order tickets using the convenience of peatix or paypal. You may also contact the Tokyo Sinfonia directly by emailing us at tickets@tokyosinfonia.com so we can take care of you personally. Information Tel (03) 3588 0738 Do join us. It's always special. See you at the Sinfonia With every good wish from Robert Ryker and the Tokyo Sinfonia COMING Tokyo Sinfonia in October Richard Roberts Violin Serenade champagne concert Oct. 18 (Wed.) - Oji Hall (Ginza) Fairy Tale (Rimsky-Korsakov) Concerto for Violin & Strings in D Minor (Schumann) Concerto No. 8 for Violin & Strings in A Minor (Spohr) Fantasia on Russian Themes for Violin & Strings (Rimsky-Korsakov) Artists & audience champagne reception Tokyo Sinfonia in November Austrian Serenade dinner-concert Nov. 17 (Fri.) - Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (Yurakucho) Langsamer Satz (Anton Webern) Concerto for 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello & Strings B-flat Major (Haydn) Kae Sugihara, violin solo Mica Hasegawa, violin solo Kumiko Asai, viola solo Tina Azuma, violoncello solo Du und Du Walzer (Johann Strauss II) 3-course Austrian dinner Tokyo Sinfonia in December Tchaikovsky Serenade champagne concert Dec. 13 (Wed.) - Oji Hall (Ginza) Hamlet Fantasy-Overture, op. 67 Sérénade Mélancolique for Violin & Strings, Op 26 Tomoko Joho, violin solo Symphony for Strings in C Minor, from Op. 17 (Little Russian) Artists & audience champagne reception SPECIAL
Mexican Autumn Serenade H. E. Ambassador Carlos Almada has invited the Tokyo Sinfonia to perform a special Mexican Autumn Serenade at the Ambassador’s residence in the Embassy of Mexico, followed by a buffet of Mexican dishes especially prepared by the Embassy’s personal chef. Patron tickets & information: mari@tokyosinfonia.com Oct. 5 (Thu.) - Residence of the Ambassador of Mexico (Nagatacho) Robert Ryker conducts Brahms German Requiem Our maestro, Robert Ryker, will conduct Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem in Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Concert Hall with over 250 performers in the orchestra, soloists, and chorus. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is being celebrated around the world — but first in Tokyo. Tickets & information: www.r500.co Oct. 31 (Tue.) - Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Concert Hall (Ikebukuro) tickets@tokyosinfonia.com (03) 3588 0738 Join us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tokyosinfonia Follow us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/tokyo-sinfonia Follow us on Twitter @TokyoSinfonia19 http://www.tokyosinfonia.com the orchestra of 19!

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