As part of Yoshie Omata's Music Management project, this evening event is free and open to all.
This evening classical concert looks at the story of the former Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who saved thousands of Jewish people in Kaunas (the capital of Lithuania at that time) during the Second World War. By disobeying his government, Sugihara kept writing and issuing visas which allowed Jews to escape from the Nazi-occupied territories via Japan. He is often compared with Oskar Schindler who also saved a lot of Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Having inspired by what Sugihara has done, we would like to promote his story to the audience as well as providing an opportunity for them to enjoy classical chamber pieces including Lithuanian and Japanese music.
Joseph Achron: ‘Hebrew Melody’
Toru Takemitsu: ‘Hika’ (Elegy)
Rentaro Taki (Lyrics: Bansui Doi): ‘Kojo no Tsuki’ (The Moon over a Ruined Castle)
Japanese Traditional Folk Song (Original composer and lyric writer unknown, arranged by Kozaburu Hirai) ‘Sakura’ (Cherry Blossoms)
Bronius Kutavicius: “Scream”, “Sorrow”, “The Triangle” and “The Eternal Piece” from ‘Stasys’ Eight Miniatures’
Dmitri Shostakovich: ‘Piano Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67’
Orphic Trio: Orpheus Papafilippou (violin), Andrea Mundy (cello) and Rimantas Vingras (piano), with Reiko Zaiki (soprano) and Yura Zaiki (piano)
Dates & times
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|9 Apr 2014||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
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