The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

/ | Sep 24, 2016

The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

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In the past few months, the media has been pleasantly surprised at the sudden ascendancy of some noteworthy Japanese women, mainly in the realm of politics. Since pianist Hiroko Nakamura passed away in July, the media has been filled with obituaries that paid tribute ...

Boston Symphony is rhapsodizing over its orchestral Grammy

Feb 18, 2016

Boston Symphony is rhapsodizing over its orchestral Grammy

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The Grammys weren’t just about Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift.The Boston Symphony Orchestra is rhapsodizing over its win for Best Orchestral Performance. The orchestra also has a partial claim to the Grammy for Best Opera Recording, which involved former conductor Seiji Ozawa. BSO musical ...

Conductor Ozawa, filmmaker Lucas receive U.S. cultural award

Dec 6, 2015

Conductor Ozawa, filmmaker Lucas receive U.S. cultural award

Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa and Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas were among the artists who received this year’s Kennedy Center Honors award Saturday for their lifetime contribution to American culture.Ozawa took part in an award ceremony along with the three other recipients — singer-songwriter ...

Maestro Ozawa hopes Japan will remain a country of peace

Jun 22, 2015

Maestro Ozawa hopes Japan will remain a country of peace

Renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa expressed hope over the weekend that Japan will remain a country that does not engage in war, as it has been since the end of World War II 70 years ago.The 79-year-old conductor, in an exclusive interview in Rolle, Switzerland, ...

Japan festival renamed after the now-healthier maestro Seiji Ozawa

Aug 5, 2014

Japan festival renamed after the now-healthier maestro Seiji Ozawa

Acclaimed Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa, who overcame a battle with cancer, brushed aside the idea of his death Monday as a premier classical music festival was renamed after him.The Saito Kinen music festival, held every summer since 1992 in the central city of Matsumoto, ...

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Aug 4, 2014

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015.The use of the world-renowned Ozawa’s name is aimed at increasing worldwide recognition of the festival ...