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KAZUSHI ONO conductor 大野和士 指揮者


WAGNER : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Hyogo Performing Arts Centre
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
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COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
BEETHOVEN : Symphony No. 1 in C major, op.21
DUKAS : Fanfare from La Péri
PROKOFIEV : Symphony No. 1 in D major op.25

Suntory Hall
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
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MENDELSSOH : A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture op.21
DAI FUJIKURA : Concerto for Shamisen
BEETHOVEN : Symphony No. 2 in D major, op.36
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Hidejiro Honjo (Shamisen)
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Officier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres
'Viva Maestro' celebrates Kazushi Ono's long standing collaboration with Opéra de Lyon. And a beautiful evening it was!
The whole opera team, orchestra, choir and even the 'Maîtrise', gathered around the maestro to pay their respect and share a moment of communion around music and opera.
The programme started off with symphonic music selected from famous operas: 'Meistersinger' Prelude and 'Rosenkavalier' orchestral suite.
Ermonela Jaho delivered then Puccini's famous arias from 'Manon Lescaut' and 'Tosca' with instant intensity and drama. Mozart's first movement from 'Concertone for 2 violins in C major' was played with poise and joy by Gourbeix and Olechowski, the orchestra's wonderful soloists. And the choir revealed its full might in Faust's Pandemonium and Apotheosis scenes.
But above all, the incredibly large number of performers on stage, obviously proud and happy to be there, was masterfully controlled by a relaxed and rooted Kazushi, whose great strength at inviting people into his world was once again shown at its best.
To crown it all, the cherry on the cake came from Yoshi Oida who, after a quick speech of gratitude on behalf of the city of Lyon, named Kazushi Ono 'Officier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres'.
As Serge Dorny said towards the end of the evening: "Ceci n'est pas un adieu. Ce n'est qu'un au revoir!"

Original article : Lyon: End of an era for Kazushi Ono