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From Sapporo to the world - PMF 2016

The 27th international educational Pacific Music Festival

Valery Gergiev, conductor
PMF Orchestra Concert
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An experience to treasure for a lifetime
An experience to treasure for a lifetime

This summer, experience the true art of Gergiev and the promising young musicians
of the PMF Orchestra as their unique symphonic world unfolds.
Enjoy the overflowing passion, dynamism,
and brilliance born of their collaboration to their fullest!

© Alexander Shapunov

© Marco Borggreve



  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90 "Italian"
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77*
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in c minor Op. 65


John Axelrod, conductor
PMF Orchestra Concert
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A powerful collaboration of passionate conducting and waves of sound!

Principal Conductor John Axelrod, who studied with Bernstein
and has now himself come to be highly sought after by orchestras across the globe,
will participate in PMF for the first time.
The passion he inherited from Bernstein will surely be on full display
as he leads the PMF Orchestra in Mahler and Brahms. These performances are not to be missed!

© D.Vass


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  • Wagner: 'The Flying Dutchman' Overture
  • Debussy: La Mer
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major* ***

<Program B>

  • Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 Op. 72b
  • Mendelssohn: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 27
  • Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (original version)
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98**

Legacy Concert

With gratitude and admiration
for the founder's legacy

PMF was founded by leading 20th century conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.
The entirety of his musical life is the legacy he left us.
This concert features Bernstein's music alongside other composers' music that he loved,
performed with gratitude and admiration for his legacy.

© Paul de Hueck, courtesy the Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc.



  • Brahms: Akademische Festouvertüre Op. 80
  • Barber: The School for Scandal Overture Op. 5
  • Bernstein: 'Three dance episodes' from "On the Town"
  • Copland: El Salón México
  • Bernstein: West Side Story Overture
  • Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra
  • Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1

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