Monday 23 May 2011

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Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

Toru Takemitsu: How slow the wind (orchestra)
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
Interval
Dmitry Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor

Concert in aid of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.

A beautiful and compelling programme from one of Japan's finest orchestras. They are joined by their ever-popular Principal Conductor, Tadaaki Otaka, and the youngest ever winner of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition, violinist Akiko Suwanai.

'It was an unforeseen and terrible disaster, from which all Japanese people are working extremely hard to recover. We, the musicians, wish to turn our London appearance into a benefit concert to support the vital relief efforts in our country. Please join us and help Japan! Thank you.' (Tadaaki Otaka)

With support from the Embassy of Japan in London, Japan Society, Askonas Holt and Southbank Centre

Performers

Tadaaki Otaka conductor
Akiko Suwanai violin

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