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NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS

Online classical concert on September 19th hosted by NTT DATA

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Online classical concert on September 19th hosted by NTT DATA

It is our pleasure to host this concert series in 25 consecutive years. We will hold the classic concert "NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS Opus 25" in order for NTT DATA to convey our unending gratitude to all of you. We will present a special program guiding you to a beautiful music world.
The conductor, Naoto OTOMO has conducted many of domestic and overseas finest orchestras throughout his career. The performance will be accompanied by the “Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra” whose members are Japanese-representing concertmasters and top players. They will infuse new life into melodies, giving everyone an unforgettable moment.

Date/Time

September 19 (Sat.): Start 14:30 (JST) *scheduled to end at 15:50

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Conductor

Naoto OTOMO

Honorary Guest Conductor, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (since April 2014)
Conductor Laureate, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra (since 2008)
Music Director, Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra (since 2016)

For nearly forty years, Naoto Otomo has led the highly competitive music scene of Japan.
Since his debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22, Otomo has been invited regularly to conduct all the major orchestras both based in Tokyo and all over Japan. He currently serves as Music Director at the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra on Okinawa Island, and previously held the posts of Principal Conductor or Music Director at the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Gunma Symphony Orchestra. Besides conducting, he had served as the first Music Director of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan concert hall for eight years.
Outside his country, Otomo led the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra on their overseas tours and has appeared repeatedly with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lorraine, Orchestre de Cannes, Orchestra della Toscana and National Symphony Orchestra of Romania. Also invited to conduct the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony and Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Otomo led the Philharmonia Orchestra on its tour to Japan.
Also active as an opera conductor following his debut in 1988 with Weber's Der Freischütz in Tokyo, he has been dedicated, in recent years, to premiering operas by Japanese contemporary composers. Otomo was invited twice to appear at the Puccini Festival, where he conducted the first performance in Italy of Shigeaki Saegusa's Jr. Butterfly. Moved by Otomo's conducting, the festival awarded him a letter of appreciation.
In 2001, alongside fellow conductor Alan Gilbert, Otomo founded the annual international music seminar "Music Masters Course Japan (MMCJ)" to coach younger musicians as its Founding Music Director.
Since his recording debut at the age of 20, Otomo has enlarged his abundant discography including, to name a few, Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano with Keith Jarrett as soloist, Bartok's Concerto for Piano with Hüseyin Sermet as well as Graham Fitkin's Concerto for Two Pianos with Noriko Ogawa and Kathryn Stott. Well-known for his wide repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary works, Otomo has premiered numerous new works, conducting especially the first performances in Japan of several pieces by James MacMillan and the opera "A Flowering Tree" by John Adams.
Born in 1958 in Tokyo, Otomo graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music having studied conducting under Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Tadaaki Otaka and Morihiro Okabe. Otomo was also trained at the Tanglewood Music Festival where he worked with André Previn, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Markevitch.

Orchestra/Program

Orchestra

JAPAN VIRTUOSO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra gave its first public performance in September 1991. It was born from the idea of bringing outstanding conductors and principal instrumentalists from throughout Japan into a new orchestra, one that would signal Japan's full assimilation of Western music nearly 150 years after its introduction.
Since its formal concert debut at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo in September 1992, the JVSO has performed annual concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Nishinomiya.
The JVSO's masterful interpretation of important works in the Western canon makes it widely known in Japan, and destines the orchestra to be an important cultural representative abroad.
Orchestra founder & producer : Shigeaki Saegusa, composer & Naoto Otomo, conductor 

Program

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor opus 67
L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major opus 92

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