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Latvian National Symphony Orchestra to go on tour in Japan

Photo: Dmitrij Matveev.
 RIGA, Dec 1 - Until December 17 the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) will go on tour in Japan. Led by the prominent Japanese conductor Tomomi Nishimoto and the Lithuanian conductor Robertas Servenikas, the LNSO will give a series of concerts in some of Japan’s most prestigious concert halls in Osaka, Nagoya, Toyama, Shiga, Fukuoka and Tokyo.

For its latest Japanese tour, LNSO has prepared two programs. Under the baton of the Japanese conductor Tomomi Nishimoto, the orchestra will perform fragments from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ''Die Entführung aus dem Serail'' and Engelbert Humperdinck’s ''Hänsel und Gretel'' operas, as well as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. This program will feature as a soloist the Korean singer Sumi Jo (soprano); alongside the opera fragments, the orchestra and the singer, well known in Asia, will also perform Mozart’s ''Vorrei spiegarvi'', ''oh Dio! aria'', Sergei Rachmaninoff’s ''Vocalise'' and Johann Strauss II’s ''Frühlingsstimmen Waltz''.

Lead by the Lithuanian conductor Robertas Servenikas, the LNSO will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s ''Egmont Overture''; Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, as well as Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor in which the orchestra will be joined by the famous Japanese pianist Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming.

December 1 and 17, the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will give nine concerts in a number of concert halls throughout Japan: the Osaka Symphony Hall; the Aichi Prefectural Art Theatre Concert Hall in Nagoya; the Citizens’ Arts Administration Centre of Toyama; the Biwako Hall in Ōtsu; the ACROS Fukuoka Symphony Hall in Fukuoka; the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.

Their third one in three years, the Japanese tour of Latvian National Symphony Orchestra with the prominent Japanese conductor Tomomi Nishimoto, is organized by the ''Samon Promotion Agency'' (Japan).

The conductor Tomomi Nishimoto, highly acclaimed in her native Japan and throughout Asia, as well as in Russia and Europe, was born in Osaka, Japan. In 1994, she graduated from the Osaka College of Music and was admitted to the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory where she studied operatic and symphonic conducting with Viktor Fedotov and Ilya Musin. The conductor is a recipient of a number of Japanese musical awards. She made her debut as an orchestra conductor in 1997 appearing with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has been collaborating with all of the country’s largest orchestras, becoming one of Japan’s most famous new names worldwide.

A huge role in her musical career has been played by various Russian orchestras: Tomomi Nishimoto has worked with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra; the Tchaikovsky Foundation Russian Symphony Orchestra (holding the post of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra between 2004 and 2007) and Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
leta.lv
01-12-2012
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