Annual year-end “Fantastic Gala Concert”. This year, the 160th Anniversary of Japan-France Relations, we will deliver a classy and elegant program with a French theme.
From Japan's leading artists to promising young performers, a gorgeous lineup will gather at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall! Among them, this time, we interviewed Mr. Yasunao Ishida, who is the principal solo concertmaster of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Fantastic Gala Concert 2018" will be held for the 13th time this year.
I agree. I have been participating since 2015.
I still remember the first time I was on stage. I thought, "This is amazing!" I can tell from just the applause that all the guests are looking forward to this concert and want to enjoy it to the fullest. As a performer, this makes me very happy.
Every time, the program is very diverse, from orchestral music to opera and ballet music.
It's wonderful and diverse. To be honest, it's quite difficult to perform this in one day (laughs). However, the soloists are all top-notch, so it's true that it's a lot of fun to perform.
Also, the baritone Masumitsu Miyamoto, who will serve as the moderator, not only sings wonderfully, but he is also good at getting the audience excited, so I'm looking forward to that as well.
Mizuka Ueno, a well-known ballerina at Kenmin Hall, will also appear.
Yes, I'm really looking forward to it. I have collaborated with Mr. Ueno on this gala performance before, and it was really beautiful. I don't usually have the opportunity to see ballet, so when I see it up close, I am moved by how beautiful it is. This time, the adagio from the ballet "Swan Lake" is scheduled, but since it is a song with a violin solo, I am looking forward to performing together.
I heard that the special session will be played as a duo with Mr. Tsuyoshi Nakajima on the piano.
Playing Piazzolla's "Le Grand Tango"
Piazzolla is one of my favorite musicians, but I think his music belongs to the genre of "Piazzolla", not classical or tango.
The song itself is not long at 7-8 minutes. But it's cool anyway. It was originally written for the cello, but it's also wonderfully cool for the violin. I will definitely cheer you up.
What kind of year was 2018 for you, Mr. Ishida?
I feel that this year has been more fulfilling than ever. I played all 10 Beethoven violin sonatas in one day, and there was also a BS recording for the "Ishida group" that I produce.
It looks like I'll be busy next year, so I think I have to take care of my health.
What would you like to do in the future?
I want to do things that other people have never done. When I performed all of Beethoven's works this year, I had the feeling that there would be no one else to perform (laughs). I have a lot of desires, goals, and things I want to do, so I always want to challenge various things.
Please give a message to Magcal readers
"Fantastic Gala Concert 2018" is a concert that cannot be experienced anywhere else. There are songs, pianos, ballets, and live orchestral performances. It's really full of things, so I think even people who don't usually go to classical concerts can enjoy it. Please come and visit us.
This event has ended.
"Fantastic Gala Concert 2018 "
[Date and time] December 29 (Sat) 15:00 start (14:15 open)
[Venue] Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Large Hall
Conductor: Yoko Matsuo
MC/Baritone: Masukitsu Miyamoto
Soprano: Makiko Kame
Tenor: Yukimasa Sawahara
Ballet: Mizuka Ueno, Dan Emoto (Tokyo Ballet)
Piano: Yuki Yoshimi
Violin: Yasunao Ishida
Orchestra: Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
Gounod: Ballet Music No. 1 Nubian Dance from Opera "Faust"
・Mussorgsky (Arranged by Ravel): Promenade Kiev Great Gate from "Pictures at an Exhibition"
・Prokofiev: 1st movement from Piano Concerto No. 3 ≪Yuki Yoshimi≫
・Debussy: From Petite Suite IV.Ballet
・Massenet: Tais' Meditation ≪Yasuhisa Ishida≫
・ Gounod: Before leaving his hometown from "Faust" ≪Masukitsu Miyamoto≫
・Wagner: Song of the Evening Star from "Tannhäuser" ≪Masumi Miyamoto≫
・Lehar: Viria's song from "The Merry Widow" ≪Makiko Kame≫
・ Mascagni: Ave Maria ≪Makiko Kame≫
・Bizet: Flower Song from "Carmen" ≪Yukimasa Sawahara≫
・Puccini: Cold hands from "La Bohème" ≪Yukimasa Sawahara≫
[Ballet] ≪Mizuka Ueno, Tsukamotodan≫
・ Tchaikovsky: Adagio from "Swan Lake"
・Delibes: Suite Delibes
[Tango] ≪Yasanao Ishida (violin) and Tsuyoshi Nakajima (piano) special session≫
・Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
* Performers, performance songs, etc. may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
S seat ¥7,000, S seat pair ¥13,000, A seat ¥5,000, B seat ¥4,000, C seat 3,000, Student (under 24, limited number) ¥2,000
[TEL] 0570-015-415 (Ticket Kanagawa)
*Please refrain from entering preschool children.
The application for the present has ended. Thank you very much for your application.
From 15:00 on Saturday, December 29th, we will present a set of 2 people with viewing tickets for "Fantastic Gala Concert 2018" which will be performed at Kanagawa Prefectural Hall.
If you would like to receive a viewing ticket as a gift, please apply using the application form below. We look forward to receiving your application.
Until Thursday, December 20 , 24:00
Winners will be notified by email, so please be careful of spam settings. The email will be sent from the Magcal Dot Net Management Office (email@example.com).
The winner announcement will be replaced by the winner notification by the above email. On the day of the performance, please present the winning notification email at the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall" window at the venue. The staff will give you a ticket.
* Personal information received will not be used for any purpose other than the lottery.