Passion rules in Japan's amateur orchestras

Music Feb 5, 2017

Passion rules in Japan's amateur orchestras

by Chiho Iuchi

Classical music has always been a big part of Ikuo Nakajima's life. He never became a professional trumpeter, opting instead to become a managing engineer, but that hasn't stopped him from performing. "There's an excitement that only an amateur orchestra can create," says the 58-year-old, ...

National Mar 10, 2013

Conductor Inoue leads North Korea's biggest orchestra

North Korea's largest orchestra performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 for the first time Friday, lead by celebrated Japanese conductor Michiyoshi Inoue despite heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The concert in Pyongyang by the State Symphony Orchestra was held amid North Korea's threat to abandon ...

Tango orchestra to tour country

Events / Events In Tokyo Jan 17, 2013

Tango orchestra to tour country

by Eriko Arita

A renowned Argentine tango orchestra and dancers will bring their passion for the art to audiences in more than 30 cities across Japan through March. The tour, titled Dramatic Tango — Shin Ogonsedai no Kyoshotachi (Maestros of New Golden Era), is led by Nicolas Ledesma, ...