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Ensemble plucking festive note

The St. Petersburg Chamber Ensemble is coming to Tokyo for a special Christmas performance, “Ave Maria In Christmas.” The ensemble plays Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Hatsudai (Dec. 25 at 11 a.m.) and Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo (Dec. 24, 11:30 a.m.), with only a few tickets remaining.

The program includes Ave Marias by Caccini and Schubert, Bach’s “Air on a G string” and Pachelbel’s “Canon and Gigue in D Major.” The ensemble includes sopranos Maria Tregubovitch and Natalia Milonova.

On Jan. 2 (2 p.m.) and Jan. 9 (1 p.m.) at Tokyo Opera City Hall, the ensemble will be joined by the Vienna Walzer Orchestra for a performance titled “New Year Waltz and Classic Selection.”

Tickets for all performances are 4,000 yen and can be purchased from Koransha (tel. [03] 3493-9999).