The music of the orchestra pays attention to the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and the staff power that supports the music!
The Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra (hereinafter referred to as the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra) has been forced to cancel regular concerts, etc. in response to a request to refrain from corona sickness. Many people may have felt lonely because they couldn't touch the live music.
But okay, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and the music are fine!
The concert has been restarted little by little after the verification of the effects of infection prevention measures and the formulation of prevention guidelines have been completed. After seeing various efforts for resumption, many people have renewed their thought that "the music of the orchestra is supported by the power of various people ...".
So, this time, I visited the rehearsal venue of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and interviewed the staff who support the wonderful sound.
I visited the Kanagawa Art Hall in Hodogaya Prefectural Park. On this day, the rehearsal of the regular concert that was resumed while changing the performers and programs was being held.
First of all, start by setting up the stage according to the organization of the orchestra. The hall is designed to be widely used for practice and performances such as music, drama, butoh, and the stage that can be divided into three can be changed in height in four stages, so the setup is very smooth.
The settings on the stage affect the "sound" of the orchestra, so be careful when arranging the chairs. Especially now, as a countermeasure against the new corona infection, the distance between players is set wide, so we will set it carefully while measuring with a scale.
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Each player has different tastes for the height and angle of the music stand, so adjust each one carefully. Some of the staff of head Nante preferences of members one person alone is almost entered, is incredible!
The rehearsal setting is completed by using it widely up to the front of the audience seats in the hall. Although the work of a familiar Art Hall, is expected to become fully equipped in less than 1 hour.
It seems that such stage setting is the job of a "stage manager", but who is that ...?
We interviewed Mr. Atsuyuki Terakado , the stage manager at the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra.
What kind of work is a stage manager?
In a nutshell, it's "everything but the performance on stage." Since my job is to create an environment where players can concentrate on playing without stress at a concert, there are a wide variety of specific tasks.
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First, once the concert program is decided, check the composition of the instruments and consider the arrangement of the instruments and the arrangement on the stage. When playing a classic song at the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra like today, there is almost a flow, but at the first venue, we draw a layout plan while having a meeting with the person in charge, and also carry in and out musical instruments and equipment. It is necessary to decide one by one. If you need an instrument that Kanagawa Philharmonic does not have, we will arrange it by rental etc., but in contemporary music, "instrument" that sometimes says "Is this Nani?" Appears, so you may have a headache. (Lol).
If the composition changes for each song, check the movement of the instruments and chairs during the rehearsal, and decide on the setup so that you can proceed smoothly and safely. In addition, if something happens (such as an earthquake!), You have to respond quickly, so keep an eye on the stage during the production.
Do the setting of the stage change in various ways?
Of course, the composition of the instruments differs depending on the song, but even for the same song, the arrangement will change depending on the size of the venue and the conductor, so it is necessary to have a proper meeting, especially for the first meeting. While looking at the balance between the sound and the ease of listening, we may adjust it so that it will be in the best condition in the actual performance, or we will decide the overall arrangement in response to the request of the soloist who specifies the standing position "I want to play here". Sometimes. It may be interesting to feel the change in sound due to such settings.
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What is the "charm of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra" that Mr. Teramon feels?
I have been working with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra for about 20 years, and I feel that it is an organization where the members can work together toward music. Not only in concert halls, but also in commercial facilities and outdoor spaces, the repertoire is wide ranging from classical to contemporary music, opera and pop music. I think that gaining various experiences is not about "good / bad" or "growth", but about expanding the appeal of an orchestra.
I couldn't listen to the live performance for about half a year at this time, so I was really happy when I heard the live sound for the first time in a while.
And finally the rehearsal started.
The performance is stopped every few measures, and various instructions are sent from the maestro. Even if it is a famous song that has been played many times, the interpretation and tempo will differ slightly depending on the conductor. Maestro who challenges classical music with a new interpretation is true, but the members of Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra who respond quickly to the challenge are also wonderful!
Suddenly, I was curious about how the players were writing something on the score.
Since there are various musical instruments in the orchestra, you can imagine that there are various musical scores. If you went to one person alone is to write further to the score, it is somehow going to be a complicated thing. Who prepares and manages the orchestral sheet music in the first place?
Mr. Tamae Yamaji , a librarian , answered such a simple question.
What kind of work is a librarian?
Roughly speaking, it is the "preparation" and "management" of the score.
First of all, once the performance program is decided, we will arrange the score. However, the nuances of the same song can vary slightly from publisher to publisher, so it's important to ask the conductor what version you want to use. If the specified score is not in the Kanagawa Philharmonic Library, we may purchase a new one or rent it due to copyright issues.
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It is normal for players to note the conductor's instructions during rehearsals, as the same song cannot be played the same every time. The bowing ups and downs may be checked with the conductor and filled in by the librarian before the rehearsal. Each player writes the instructions of the conductor in this, and the music unique to that orchestra is created.
What made you choose to work as a librarian?
I had an orchestra class at the music college, and I was impressed by the fact that the score was prepared in advance. When I learned about the job of a librarian who supports a gorgeous orchestra behind the scenes, I thought it was "cool!"
How about actually trying it?
It was a tougher job than I expected (laughs). When preparing the score for a concert, we may repair the used score or paste pages together to make it easier for the player to play. Music expertise is also required, but it is important to be able to anticipate what the player wants and move.
By the way, this is the tape used for repair and bonding. Made of Japanese paperTherefore, it has the advantage that it does not deteriorate over time and it is difficult for the thickness to increase even if it overlaps, and it is also used for repairing books. In the case of sheet music, staples may be used for binding, so before it rusts, the staples may be removed and rebound with tape.
What is the "charm of Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra" that Mr. Yamaji feels?
What I'm looking forward to as a fan is that there are two concertmasters with different personalities. On top of that, I play a wide range of genres, from classical to contemporary music and pop, so I never get tired of listening to it every day (laughs). I think that the versatility is unique to the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, so I would like everyone to listen to it.
Finally, we interviewed Mr. Koichiro Taga, who was in charge of public relations, who arranged for this interview.
What kind of work is public relations?
First of all, once the concert program is decided, one is to produce leaflets and posters according to it, distribute it to the appropriate place, and publicize it widely using the media. In addition, it is also an important task to send information to various media on a daily basis so that everyone can know the charm of the orchestra, including the correspondence of interviews as it is today.
The aspect of this workWhat is white?
It's a job that doesn't stand on the front stage, but it makes us happy to see customers returning with a smile while saying "I'm glad" after the performance. When a free concert is held at a shopping mall, etc., people who do not usually listen to the orchestra stop and listen to the music happily. When I come across such a scene, I really think "I'm glad I got this job."
Actually, there was a time when I was aiming to be a player. If that dream doesn't come true, should I aim for a job that supports musicians, or should I look for a completely different path? After trial and error, I was able to come across a job called public relations for the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra. From now on, I think that the experience of work other than music during the troubled time is alive in my current job.
Do you still need specialized knowledge about music?
I think it is better to have the minimum necessary knowledge, but I don't think it is necessary to be a person who has learned professionally. What is important is a love for the orchestra. As a business, you may think that it is good if tickets are sold, but when it comes to public relations for orchestras, I think it is most important to be able to convey your love and love for music. It is a fact that even if the concert is created with all our thoughts in mind, there are "not good" performances for our customers. It's a shame, but I'm happy to share my passion for music with the band members and customers, and to share emotions with them.
Please tell us what you want to do in the future and what you want to challenge.
I want to connect more with the local people. I think we can do more with Yokohama F. Marinos and DeNA BayStars, and I would like all the companies in Kanagawa Prefecture to know more about the local orchestra. Personally, I also want to connect with public relations people in various industries, not just the music industry, share information, and get ideas to liven up the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Unfortunately, there have been many concerts and events that have been canceled or postponed due to countermeasures against the new coronavirus infection, but in the future I hope to gradually resume them while thoroughly implementing preventive measures. I feel that the music produced by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra has a passion that is hidden inside. Please come to the concert and experience the music of the live orchestra.
* Click here for the official website of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra!
* Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra gave a concert invitation ticket to Magcal Dot Net readers! Details can be found at the end of the page.
What is Kanagawa Art Hall? ]
5 studios, a restaurant, and an exhibition corner. Initially, the secretariat of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra was set up (currently relocated to Naka-ku, Yokohama), and it is still used for rehearsals, etc., and the pattern may be open to the public (currently to prevent new corona infection). , Public rehearsals are suspended).
The hall can accommodate up to 300 people. The stage curtain and lighting equipment are also available, so it can be used for various recitals and concerts, as well as for dance and theater performances.
In Kanagawa Prefecture, in order to further promote the efforts of " Magcal Theater ", in addition to the studio HIKARI of the Prefectural Youth Center that has been utilized so far, "Magcal Theater in Art Hall" with Kanagawa Art Hall as the performance venue has started. did. Please stay tuned!
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra gave a concert invitation ticket to Magcal Dot Net readers!
[Kanagawa Philharmonic Concert Ebina Performance]
[Date] October 21, 2020 (Wednesday) 19:00 start
[Venue] Ebina Culture Hall Large Hall
[Conductor] Mirai Abe (Conductor))
Airi Sunada (soprano)
Naoki Kawada (baritone)
Ebina Citizen's Opera Chorus (Chorus)
Glinka / Overture to the opera "Ruslan and Ludmila"
Donizetti / Benedette queste carte from the opera "L'elisir d'Amour"!
Donizetti / Come paride vezzoso from the opera "L'elisir d'Amour"
Bizet / "Battleman's Song" from the opera "Carmen"
"Vilja-lied Duet" from Lehar / Comedy "Merry Widow"
Verdi / Va, pensiero from the opera "Nabucco"
Mascagni / "Gli aranci olezzano" from the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana"
Dvorak / Symphony No. 9 in E minor Op.95 "From the New World"
* Performers, songs, etc. may change due to unavoidable circumstances.
[Price] All seats reserved ¥ 4,000 / Youth (under 25 years old) ¥ 2,000
[Inquiries] Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra Tel.045-226-5107 (Tuesday / Wed 10: 00-13: 00)
* Please refrain from entering preschool children.
* The conductor Shigeo Genda, who was scheduled to appear in the tour-sponsored performance "Future Concert Ebina Performance", can no longer perform due to circumstances. Miki Abe will take the lead. There is no change in the program.
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[Summary of gift application]
From 19:00 on October 21st (Wednesday), 3 groups of 6 people will be presented with a viewing ticket for the "Kanagawa Philharmonic Concert Ebina Performance" to be held at the Ebina City Cultural Center Large Hall.
If you would like to receive a viewing ticket, please apply using the application form below. We are looking forward to your application.
Until 23:59 on Friday, October 2, 2020
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