Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra “Classical School x Toru Takemitsu” Performance Report
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra Music Hall Series 2013
Toru Takemitsu and classic masterpieces ~ Emerging conductors and masters of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra ~
2013.7.6 (Sat) Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall
This time's Magcal: Kanako Saito
On July 6th, I went to Yokohama Ongakudo to listen to "Toru Takemitsu and Classical Masterpieces"!
There was a bus from Sakuragicho for this occasion, but this time I went to the music hall on foot from Minato Mirai. There was a signboard leading to the music hall, so you could enjoy the walk without getting lost.
Arrived while watching (^^)v
When you go through the yellow gate of the music hall, you will see a lot of people! But it didn't feel cramped.
As you walk inside, you'll find a high ceiling and soft light pouring in from the tall windows, creating a comfortable space where you can relax and wait for the afternoon performance. I referred to the music hall homepage.
However, the walls of the hall are made of wood, and the tones seem to resonate beautifully. I was excited about this because it's the perfect environment to listen to music.
I was seated at the end of the second row rather than in the front, but it was a great seat where I could feel the conductor Seikyo Kim's expressions and breathing!
In the Beethoven performance, the image of him suffering from hearing loss was reflected in Mr. Kim's fierce expression and feeling, and the audience was captivated by the performance, which did not allow them to let their guard down.
Bravo! and a storm of applause.
I know nothing about musical instruments, but when I listened to Mr. Kurata's trombone this time, I was able to appreciate the expression of the trombone, from its carefree and powerful tone to the gentle bass that disappears.
I feel like I got to know a richer side. I felt like I got to know the depths in a short amount of time.
While playing, Mr. Kurata used his hands and cups to change the tone, which I thought was interesting as it felt like a performance, but I had the opportunity to talk to him directly after the performance.
I learned that it is a technique called "mute." When I looked closely at Mr. Kurata, I saw that his eyes were shining and he had a wonderful smile...
What's more, during the encore song "Small Sky," it wasn't Kurata's trombone that echoed through the venue, but his singing voice! This surprised me. A heartfelt nostalgic remembrance of the past
The singing voice filled the hall, and I was moved along with the old lady next door...
During the break, a stand was opened just for this event, and there were waves of people. I thought it was strange that so many people were quietly listening to one piece of music.
The performance was over in the blink of an eye, and I got on the train to go home. Even now, several days later, the memories are slowly coming back to me.
The time I spent at the music hall was a very luxurious experience. After listening to music, I feel at peace and mysteriously feel energized.
Kanako Saito Profile
In 2011, entered the Department of Painting, Faculty of Art and Design, Tokyo Zokei University. Majored in wide-area studies and studied under Koji Mori.
Currently, I use video and performance to create art about things that don't exist, such as emotions, time, and dreams.