Brilliant rhythms, divine dances.
The Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, led by conductor Yuko Tanaka, will bring to you Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, which was described by Richard Wagner as the "apotheosis of dance" for its bold and unbridled expression of joy. This symphony will be presented together with the lively and upbeat Symphony No. 8, written by the Beethoven in the same period of his illustrious lifetime. The juxtaposition of these 2 pieces will allows audiences to gain a sense of the spiritual freedom and joy that Beethoven experienced at the time of creative inspiration.
The same concert will see a rendition of "Nostalghia" composed by renowned Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. This solo violin performance by Abigail Young will bring out the subtleties of a full range of emotions in the solitary dance that her strings evoke, conjuring a sense of fleeting detachment, like a dancer whose presence is ethereally fleeting.
About 95 min. including a 15 min. intermission
Conductor: Yuko Tanaka
Violin: Abigail Young
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa