8th Miyazaki International Music Festival
May 21 to June 3, 2003 - Miyazaki City, Kyushu, Japan

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The seventh Miyazaki International Music Festival was dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern who had passed away the previous autumn. Isaac Stern, the great violinist, musician and educator, had been the guiding spirit of the festival ever since its inception in 1996. This year marks a new beginning and the organizers made special efforts to secure some of the most famous names in the classical music world.
The curtain will rise at Isaac Stern Hall on May 21 on a concert -- with orchestral accompaniment -- by Kathleen Battle, no doubt one of the world's most acclaimed operatic sopranos.
The cello will feature prominently on May 25 with Jian Wang, the award winning Chinese cellist, playing Haydn's 2nd (D major) and Boccherini's 9th (B flat major) cello concertos, with a chamber orchestra conducted by Pinchas Zukerman. The program will also include Mozart's Serenade no. 6 in D major, K. 239, and Haydn's symphony no. 101, also in D major, "The Clock."
But wasn't Pinchas Zukerman first and foremost a violinist? Hear him on May 29 playing three Schubert violin sonatas, with piano accompaniment by Tatiana Gonchorova, as well as in that mystifying Mozart string quintet in G minor, K. 516, with select Japanese chamber Musicians including Tsugio Tokunaga on the second violin.
See the complete program below:
8th Miyazaki International Music Festival 2003 Program
May 21
Concert 1
An Enchanting Diva
Kathleen Battle (soprano)
Mozart: Symphony in G, "Lambach"
Händel: "I shall weep my lot" ("Piangero la sorte mia") from the opera "Julius Caesar"
Händel: Overture from the opera "Alcina" (festal music)
Händel: Morgana's aria "Tornami a vagheggiar" from the opera "Alcina"
Rossini: Overture from the opera "The Silken Ladder"
Faure: "Pavane"
Mozart: Motet "Exsultate, jubilate" K. 165
May 25
Concert 2
A Great Ensemble
Conducting and violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Cello: Jian Wang
Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D major "Serenata Notturna", K.239
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob.VIIb-2
Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major, G.482
Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob.I-1-1 "Clock"
May 29
Concert 3
Sublime Chamber Music by Pinchas Zukerman
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman, Tsugio Tokunaga; Viola: Masao Kawasaki, (TBA); Cello: Noboru Kamimura
Schubert: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, op.137-1 D.384
Schubert: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, op.137-2 D.385
Schubert: Violin Sonata No. 3 in G minor, op.137-3 D.408
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman; Piano: Tatiana Goncharova
Mozart: Quintet for Strings No.4 in G minor, K.516
June 1
Concert 4
The Juilliard Quartet and the Mystery of Chamber Music
Beethoven: Quintet in C major, op.29
Juilliard String Quartet and Masao Kawasaki (viola)
G. Faure: Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello No. 1 in C minor, op. 15
Piano: Yukio Yokoyama Violin: Karen Gomyou Viola: Masao Kawasaki Cello: Noboru Kamimura
Schoenberg: "Verklaerte Nacht", op. 4
Juilliard String Quartet, Masao Kawasaki (viola), Noboru Kamimura (cello)
June 3
Concert 5
A Feast of Virtuosi
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BMV1043
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman and Tsugio Tokunaga
Saint Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op.33
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200
Conductor: Pinchas Zukerman
Special Program
May 23
Jian Wang Cello Recital
Venue: Prefectural Arts Center Theater
Cello: Jian Wang; Piano: Miyuki Washimiya
J.S. Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No.4 in E flat major (BMV1010)
Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D.821
Schumann: Three Romances, op.94
Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, op.99
May 27
Tsugio Tokunaga (vln) and Ayako Takagi (fl) Joint Recital
Venue: Ebino City Cultural Center
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, "Spring"
Wieniawski: Polonaise Brillante No.1, in D major, op. 4
Sarasate: "Zigeunerweisen", op. 20
Boehm: Grande Polonaise
Borne: Carmen Fantasy
Ibert: Two Interludes
Genin: Grande Duo Concertante
May 28
Juilliard String Quartet Concert
Venue: Hyuga City Cultural Center
Haydn: String Quartet No.3 in F minor, op.20
Bartok: String Quartet No. 1, op.7
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, op.131
May 30
"Painting and Music" - A Collaboration between Japanese Painter Shuhei Tateyama and Western Music
Venue: Prefectural Arts Center Theater
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Violin: Tomoko Kato; Cello: Ko Iwasaki
Kodaly: Duet for Violin and Cello
Violin: Tsugio Tokunaga; Cello: Noboru Kamimura
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor "In Memory of a Great Artist", op.50
Piano: Sachio Yokoyama; Violin: Tsugio Tokunaga; Cello: Ko Iwasaki
May 31
Outdoor Brass Ensemble Concert by Leading Musicians
Venue: Florante Miyazaki; in case of rain: Prefecturasl Arts Center Theater
Händel: Selections from "Water Music"
Rossini: Selection from "William Tell Overture"
Mancini: Pink Panther
Trumpet: Akihiko Ikawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Naohiro Tsuken, Hiroki Tochimoto, Sachio Hotokezaka
Horn: Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Makoto Yamamoto
Trombone: Koichi Akiyama, Kou Ikegami, Masakatsu Kurita, Takenori Yoshikawa
Tuba: Kiyoshi Sato
Educational Program
May 21 (Wed) - May 31 (Sat)
Chamber Music Master Classes (closed to the public)
Master classes for promising young performers from the Asian region taught by world-class musicians and educators. This year the festival's master classes are for chamber music groups.
Venue: Prefectural Arts Center Events Hall
Instructors: Pinchas Zukerman, Patty Kopek, Juilliard String Quartet, Jian Wang
May 31
Open Chamber Music Master Class by Pinchas Zukerman

This lesson is taught by Pinchas Zukerman, who, while based in Canada, is active all over the world. We invite you to come and watch the raw energy and passion for chamber music of this accomplished musician not readily seen in performances.
Venue: Event Hall
Instructors: Pinchas Zukerman, Patty Kopek
Chamber music ensembles: one each from Japan, China and South Korea)
June 1
Performance by Rising Asian Stars (Admission free)
The students from the master classes share with the audience the fruits of their lessons.
Venue: Prefectural Arts Center Event Hall
May 26
Musical Concert for Children
This concert is held for elementary school pupils from throughout Miyazaki Prefecture following requests to give them the opportunity to hear superb music while still at an impressionable stage in their lives.
Venue: Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Center Isaac Stern Hall
Audience: 1,800 elementary school pupils from Miyazaki Prefecture
Performers: Pinchas Zukerman, others
Program: Mozart Serenade No. 6 in D major "Serenata Notturna" K. 239, others
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