conductor / Tatsuya SHIMONO
mezzo soprano / Mihoko FUJIMURA
|MAHLER||Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpt)|
|MAHLER||Symphony No. 5|
The first concert in hitaru, the alternative hall due to closing of Kitara, will feature Mahler. Enjoy the voice that sings lyric of folklore, adagietto of strings, and spectacular of wind and brass. ※Tickets are to be on sale starting 【August 19】. Sapporo Symphony Orchestra would like to ask for your kind understanding that this concert will be held under decisions and rules announced by Government of Japan. Strategy and any actions to be taken against COVID-19 is to be announced 2 weeks before the concert date.
Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning the First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has regular relationships with a number of international orchestras including Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Silicon Valley Symphony, alongside with major Japanese orchestras. In 2006 Shimono was appointed Resident Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and served as their Principal Guest Conductor from 2013 through 2017. In April 2017 he became General Music Director of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Shimono is currently also Music Director of the Hiroshima Wind Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work with symphony orchestras Shimono’s opera conducting has included Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel und Gretel and The Merry Widow at Nikikai Opera, Medea, Lear (both composed by Aribert Reimann) and Hänsel und Gretel at the Nissay Theatre, La Forza del Destino at the Japan Metropolitan Opera and The Silence (Teizo Matsumura) at New National Theatre Tokyo. He has been invited to a plethora of music festivals, including the Affinis Music Festival, the Kirishima International Music Festival, the Miyazaki Music Festival, and the Beppu Argerich Music Festival. He was resident conductor at the 2010 Saito Kinen Festival that included conducting four concerts with the Saito Kinen Orchestra. Following on from this he made his North American debut with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Contemporary music forms an important part of Shimono’s career, conducting repertoire across the spectrum including Ades, Cage, Glass, Gruber HK, Adams, Takemitsu and Hosokawa. Tatsuya Shimono’s recordings include Strauss Ein Heldenleben with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Bruckner Symphony in D minor (No. 0) with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. Tatsuya Shimono received numerous awards such as the Idemitsu Music Award, the Akeo Watanabe Music Foundation Award, the Nippon Steel Music Award (New Artist Award), the 6th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. He was invited to join the faculty of the Kyoto City University of Arts in April 2017. (from http://www.tatsuyashimono.com/biography-en/)
Mihoko Fujimura made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 2002 as Fricka in Der Ring des Nibelungen, returning for 9 years as Waltraute, Erda, Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde) and Kundry (Parsifal). Other engagements include performances with the opera houses of Staatsoper Wien, Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro alla Scala Milano, Staatsoper München, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Große Festspielhaus Salzburg, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Teatro Real Madrid and Hamburgische Staatsoper. Her operatic repertoire includes Kundry, Brangäne, Venus, Fricka, Erda, Carmen, Melisánde, Amneris, Eboli, Fenena, Azucena, Idamante, Octavian and Klytaemnestra. She has performed in concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Münchner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Concert repertoire includes Verdi Requiem, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde, Rückert-Lieder, des Knaben Wunderhorn, Kindertotenlieder, Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder and Schönberg Gurre-Lieder. She appears regularly with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Colin Davis, Kurt Masur, Riccard Chailly, Michael Gielen, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, Daniele Gatti, Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Semyon Bychkov, Myung-whun Chung, Franz Welser-Möst, Donald Runnicles, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Daniel Harding and Adam Fischer. She has recorded Brangäne with Antonio Pappano for EMI Classics, Gurre-Lieder with the BRSO and Mariss Jansons, Mahler Symphony No. 3 with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott, and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Christian Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker. For Fontec she has released six solo recital discs with pianist Wolfram Rieger, conductor Christoph Ulrich Meier, singing works by Wagner, Mahler, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Schumann. In 2014 she was awarded the Purple Ribbon Medal of Honour by the Japanese Government for her contribution to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments. (from http://www.mihokofujimura.com/biography_en.html)
|Ticket Sale||From Wednesday, August 19, 2020|
U25 discounts(B,C)1,500 yen, P Free “Smile” seats 2,000 yen(available on the day of the concert only; limited number)
※U25 for the fiscal 2020 applies only for those who are born on or after 1995.
※Preschooler cannot enter the concert.
※No advance P Free “Smile” Tickets available (sold only on the day of the ticket). With this ticket, you can seat in the area P block row 8 to row 11.
※SS tickets for the Saturday subscription are not available.
|Organizer||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra|
|Subsidy||Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council|
|Contact||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra Tel. +81(0)11-520-1771|