Hamburg opens new concert hall with classical performance

Jan 13, 2017

Hamburg opens new concert hall with classical performance

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Hamburg’s spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall finally hosted its first concert on Jan. 11, several years behind schedule and far over the original budget. President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the maiden concert, which was conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. The NDR Elbphilharmonie ...

Orchestra from Jerusalem to tour Japan

| Nov 16, 2016

Orchestra from Jerusalem to tour Japan

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Classical music fans in Japan are set for a treat when the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducts its first tour of this country from Nov. 19 through Dec. 4. Throughout its 80-year history as a leading orchestra, the JSO has played a crucial role in ...

Mar 29, 2016

Youth orchestra from Fukushima makes U.S. debut

An ensemble of young Japanese musicians founded in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster is making its U.S. debut in Boston. The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta will perform April 3 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Senior musicians from ...

Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note

Sep 25, 2013

Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note

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Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe reportedly once said “God is in the details.” Conductor Seiji Ozawa would literally agree. He meets The Japan Times at a cafe he frequents in Tokyo’s Seijo district.