Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo Chamber Orchestra: Philadelphia Debut at Kimmel Center

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

As the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia wraps this year's Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo are preparing for their first visit to the U.S. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to the United States. On their first U.S. tour, the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo makes their debut in Philadelphia's Kimmel Center with conductor Thierry Fischer leading the orchestra in the music of Mozart and Beethoven, including Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major with soloist Yu Kosuge, and Beethoven's ''Eroica'' Symphony. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to music activities in the areas affected by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.

The Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo (KST) was founded in 1995 as the resident chamber orchestra of Kioi Hall, built to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Nippon Steel Corporation. Since its debut the KST has become one of Japan's foremost chamber orchestras, performing five programs over ten subscription concerts annually, with many of the world's greatest artists appearing with the ensemble. The KST is comprised of leading soloists, chamber artists and principal players from orchestras throughout Japan.

Admission

General: $30, $50

Student: 1/2 price on $30 seats sold at the box office with valid student ID

Tickets are available at the Kimmel Center Box Office (open 10 AM - 6 PM), by calling (215) 893 - 1999, or online at this link.

Categories
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Topic: 
Music
Topic: 
Cultural Exchange
Global Region: 
Japanese