The project “Classical for Millions,” which has staged a series of “concerts for the people” at halls around the Kanto region since 2007, will feature Korean-American violinist Esther Kim from June.

“This is a new kind of concert for me. Usually I do programs consisting of sonatas and some show pieces, but these are all encore pieces,” says Kim with a cute smile, showing me the program selected from her favorite pieces, including “Salut d’amour” (“Love’s Greeting”) by English composer Edward Elgar (1857-1934) and “Liebesleid” (“Love’s Sorrow”) by Austria-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962).

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