Tokyo-born conductor and child prodigy Kazumasa Watanabe will lead the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra this June. Renowned conductor Watanabe first performed with the orchestra at just 8 years old.
The concert features pianist Tomoki Sakata, winner of the 2016 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Sakata has been described as “one of the best of the finest young pianists, capable of becoming one of the truly great pianists” by Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
The program of Liszt’s Symphonic Poem “Les preludes,” his “Piano Concerto No. 1” and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4” will kick off at 7 p.m. (Rochelle Kirkham)
The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra play at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall on June 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from￥5,500-15,000. For more information, other concert dates and to buy tickets, visit the website.