Orchestra “DAVAI” 6th Concert
August 5, 2012 Open 13:00 Start:13:30
at Olympus Hall Hachioji, Japan (3 minutes walk from JR “Hachioji” station. 10 minutes walk from Keio line “Keio Hachioji” Station.)
Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 ‘Naughty Limmericks’
Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeevich: Gypsy Fantasy, Op. 127 from ballet “The Tale of the Stone Flower”
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Excerpt from ballet “Swan Lake”
Conductor: Shinji Moriguchi
Support: Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan
Cultural exchange agency Russian Federation
What do you recall from Russia? You may recall such as matryoshka, Kremlin, vodka, Mendeleev, beef stroganoff, borscht, piroshki, President Putin, figure skating, Dostoevsky, Tarkovsky, Sokurofu, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Cheburashka, Cheburashka, nginx and so on.
Many people will think of the ballet.
In this concert, we play two ballet musics. As a main, we play Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake that is a typical work among the ballet music.
This piece is very famous and has been a theme in “Black Swan” movie.
Generally, the Suite version is played in many concerts, but in this concert we play an excerpt from whole ballet music. This excerpt includes 20 pieces comprising, Introduction, 1 Scène, 2 Waltz, 8 Dance with Goblets, 11 Scène, 13-IV Danse des petits cygnes, 13-V Pas d’action, 14 Scène, 15 Scène, 20 Hungarian Dance, 20a Russian Dance, 21 Spanish Dance, 22 Neapolitan/Venetian Dance, 23 Mazurka, 24 Scène, 25 Entr’acte, 26 Scène, 27 Dance of the Little Swans, 28 Scène, 29 Scène finale
The total playing time is over 70 minutes, this is a great opportunity that you can be immersed in the world of Swan Lake such a long time. Don’t miss it!
Another ballet music is Gypsy Fantasy, Op. 127. This is extracted by Prokofiev from ballet “The Tale of the Stone Flower”. Dynamic, full of exotic and very Charming music are sorted.
We play the piece of Shchedrin at the head of a program. As you may know, wife of Shchedrin is Maya Plisetskaya who was the Prima of Bolshoi Theatre.
Of course, she played the Swan Lake!
Carmen ballet of Shchedrin is also famous that is made by freely arranging Bizet’s Carmen. The following video is dance of Maya Plisetskaya.
In this concert, we play Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 ‘Naughty Limmericks’. That is playful and joyful piece with up-tempo jazz-flavored atmosphere. You can find many curious technique of play in this piece.
The concert hall, Olympus Hall Hachioji is very new and clean hole that was just opened in 2011. This hall is designed by Nagata acoustic design that also designed Suntory Hall. Hall is a great acoustic instrument such that the entire hall as if one instrument. Please enjoy it!
I have some free invitation ticket. If you contact me I will give you them!
This concert is also introduced below.