"Musical Prayers" on the 5th Anniversary Memorial after Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
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Kalin Ivanov, executive director
Hideaki Hirai, music director
NEW YORK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
presents a program of "Musical Prayers" on the 5th Anniversary Memorial after Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
Saturday, March 12 at 8 PM St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Chelsea), 346 West 20th Street, N.Y.C.
New York Festival Orchestra
New York Festival Chorus
Hideaki Hirai, ConductorAsako Tamura, Soprano
Nobuki Momma, Baritone
Hampson Sisler, Organist
The New York Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Hideaki Hirai, will present a concert of "musical prayers," dedicated on this 5th anniversary to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
A special program features works by Samuel Barber, Antonin Dvorak, Edward Grieg, as well as the U. S premiere of the Cantata, “Japan Tragedy 2011”, dedicated to the victims of the Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami, by a renowned American composer, Hampson Sisler, with 2 guest soloists, Asako Tamura (Soprano) and Nobuki Momma (Baritone), along with NY Festival Chorus and Mr. Sisler at the organ himself.
NYFO is proud to present “5 Ave Maria Selections”, including the U.S. premiere of Hideaki Hirai's own, sung by an internationally acclaimed Japanese Soprano, Asako Tamura,who appeared as soloist with the Three Tenors- Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras - in the 2002 World Cup Championship performance in Yokohama.
Program also includes "Intermezzo" from Hideaki Hirai's Opera, "KAGUYA-HIME" (Princess from the Moon), which has been enthusiastically praised in Canberra (2006), Prague (2009), Salzburg (2012), Los Angeles (2015) among many other cities in Japan.