Seiji Ozawa Music Academy: Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
About this event
The Seiji Ozawa Music Academy celebrates over 20 years with a special concert in which Academy alumni of the Saito Kinen Orchestra work with the young musicians of the Academy to perform a thrilling programme of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
"Seiji Ozawa Music Academy has marked over 20 years since commencing with Le Nozze di Figaro in 2000," says Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa. "With the desire to perform live music with colleagues in some way despite this COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to convene the Music Academy Orchestra in a special formation. In addition to the usual young musicians and coaches from the Saito Kinen Orchestra, Academy alumni will return to join us for what will also be a retrospect of the Academy’s history. With our history of 20 years, an increasing number of alumni are flourishing as soloists and professional orchestra members, so I greatly look forward to this.
"I am truly delighted that Fumiaki Miyamoto, my colleague of 30 years, has readily agreed to conduct. Having Mr Miyamoto conduct again is wonderfully fortuitous in this milestone year for the Academy. The entire world is struggling with this ongoing pandemic, but I believe that music is truly important for the human spirit. The Academy students, my Saito Kinen colleague coaches and alumni, and staff, who have consulted infectious disease experts again and again, will grant my earnest wish for live music."I hope that you will join me in savoring the music that is created especially because we are in this moment."
For more information about the academy, please visit https://ozawa-musicacademy.com/en
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
Stream available until April 30, 2021.
Concert – approx. 120 min programme including intermission after Tchaikovsky
1. Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture, op. 84
2. Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C major, op. 48
3. Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major, op. 92
The concert is streamed live from Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan).
If watching a live-streamed event on catch-up, you might need to fast forward to the beginning of the concert.