The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Sep 24, 2016

The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

by Philip Brasor

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

Music Feb 18, 2016

Boston Symphony is rhapsodizing over its orchestral Grammy

by William J. Kole

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 director ...

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

Entertainment News 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 ...