PMF 2017

July 8 - August 1
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Jun Märkl PMF Orchestra Concert
<Program A>

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

A dream world woven by the PMF Orchestra

Jun Märkl, conductor
PMF Orchestra Concert
<Program A>

Date

July 15 (Sat)16 (Sun) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Artists

Jun Märkl, conductor

PMF EUROPE*

PMF Orchestra

Program

Berlioz: Le corsaire, Op. 21

Hosokawa: Woven Dreams

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Ballet Music)*

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Jun Märkl, widely praised for his collaborations with PMF since his first appearance in 2004, will serve as Principal Conductor, appearing in the first half of the festival. His first program features the complete ballet score of Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloé," known for its delicate, colorful orchestration. Märkl is also known as one of the foremost interpreters of Toshio Hosokawa's music, including "Woven Dreams." Along with Berlioz's lively "Le Corsair," experience the PMF Orchestra's broad range of expressiveness!

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Schedule

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

Main Concert Schedule *Dates, concert names, etc. are subject to change.

July

8 (Sat) PMF 2017 Opening Concert Sapporo Art Park Outodoor Stage
10 (Mon) PMF BERLIN Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
11 (Tue) Bernstein Legacy Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
12 (Wed) PMF VIENNA String Quartet Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
13 (Thu) PMF BERLIN Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
14 (Fri) PMF VIENNA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
15 (Sat) PMF Orchestra Concert <Program A> Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
16 (Sun) PMF Orchestra Concert <Program A> Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
17 (Mon) PMF Ensemble Concert in Obihiro Obihiro Citizens Culture Hall
19 (Wed) PMF Link Up Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
20 (Thu) PMF Ensemble Concert in Naie Naiecho Bunka Hall
21 (Fri) PMF AMERICA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
22 (Sat) PMF Orchestra Concert <Program B> Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
23 (Sun) PMF Orchestra Concert <Program B> Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
24 (Mon) PMF AMERICA Concert in Hakodate Hakodate Arts Hall
27 (Thu) PMF Orchestra Concert in Tomakomai Tomakomai Shimin Kaikan
29 (Sat) PMF GALA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
30 (Sun) Picnic Concert Sapporo Art Park Outodoor Stage
31 (Mon) PMF Orchestra Concert in Kawasaki Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall

August

1 (Tue) PMF Orchestra Concert in Tokyo Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
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Jun Märkl PMF Orchestra Concert
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PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

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An all-masterpiece lineup

Jun Märkl, conductor
PMF Orchestra Concert
<Program B>

Date

July 22 (Sat)23 (Sun) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Artists

Jun Märkl, conductor

PMF Conducting Academy*


PMF AMERICA**

PMF Orchestra

Program

Liszt: Les préludes, S. 97*

Debussy: Ibéria (from Images pour orchestre)*

R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20*

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra**

The second program led by Principal Conductor Jun Märkl features a first half comprised of 3 gripping masterpieces with highly contrasting aesthetics. The PMF Conducting Academy's performances of these on day 2 of this program are sure to be exciting. The program closes with Bartók's masterful Concerto for Orchestra, featuring distinctive soloistic music for each instrument. Don't miss this all-masterpiece lineup!

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Valery Gergiev PMF Orchestra Concert
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PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

Grand-scale Romantic masterwork

Valery Gergiev, conductor
PMF Orchestra Concerts
<Program C>

Date

July 27 (Thu) Tomakomai Shimin Kaikan
July 29 (Sat) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
July 30 (Sun) Sapporo Art Park Outodoor Stage
July 31 (Mon) Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
August 1 (Tue) Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Artists

Valery Gergiev, conductor

[Tomakomai]
Rainer Küchl, violin*

[Sapporo/Kawasaki/Tokyo]
Daniel Lozakovich, violin*
Japan Debut!

PMF AMERICA

PMF Orchestra

Program

Wagner: "Tannhäuser" Overture (Dresden version)

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor, Op. 26*

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in C major, D. 944 "The Great"

The culmination of the festival arrives, after a month in the making, in the form of Schubert's large-scale masterwork known as "the Great," conducted by Artistic Director Valery Gergiev. This symphony's deceptively simple structure reveals a Romantic beauty that unfolds in a way that never ceases to fascinate audiences. Also, former Wiener Philharmoniker concertmaster Rainer Küchl (Tomakomai) and Daniel Lozakovich, the prodigy taking Europe by storm (Sapporo/Kawasaki/Tokyo) will appear as soloist in the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1! Don't miss the PMF Orchestra at its peak!

Rainer Küchl
Daniel Lozakovich
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Three Academies

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

Three Academies

PMF's own unique music education program is known as "the Academy." PMF 2017 will feature three: the Orchestra, Conducting, and Vocal Academies. Young musicians, mostly in their 20s and selected from across the globe through online auditions, will gather in Sapporo and spend a month studying together.

PMF 2017 Academy Member

Orchestra Academy

Number of participants: 90

Offering the type of experience necessary for becoming a professional orchestral player and based on rehearsals and performances of the 3 main concert programs, the Orchestra Academy also features chamber music performances, including various outreach concerts.

Conducting Academy

Number of participants: 3

Instructed by Principal Conductor Jun Märkl and centered on the 3 pieces making up the first half of PMF Orchestra Concert <Program B>, the Conducting Academy's studies culminate in performances with the PMF Orchestra.

Vocal Academy

Number of participants: 4

Gabriella Tucci, legendary soprano known for her Italian bel canto ("beautiful song") roles, will convey the essence of the bel canto style to the Vocal Academy. Members' performances are given prominent place on the final concerts in Sapporo.

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Bernstein Legacy Concert

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

Remembering PMF's founder

Bernstein Legacy Concert

Date

July 11 (Tue) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Artists

Heiichiro Ohyama, conductor

Hibiki Tamura, piano

PMF Orchestra

Program

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Bernstein: 'Symphonic Dances' from "West Side Story"
and more

The Leonard Bernstein Statue

PMF is one part of the legacy Bernstein left to the world. With this in mind, we present the Bernstein Legacy Concert, this year to be conducted by Heiichiro Ohyama, who is also known as an educator and a violist.

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A World-Class Faculty

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

A World-Class Faculty

The PMF Academy is led by world-class conductors, principal players from the major orchestras of Europe and America, and experts in various fields. A variety of leading-name conductors have to this point participated in PMF as Artistic Directors and Principal Conductors.

In addition to Artistic Director Valery Gergiev and Principal Conductor Jun Märkl, the first half of the festival will be led by players from the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Berliner Philharmoniker (PMF EUROPE) and the second half of the festival by players from major orchestras of the United States, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more (PMF AMERICA). The Vocal Academy will be led by living legend of the Italian opera world, Ms. Gabriella Tucci.

The Orchestra Academy faculty, in addition to performing on PMF Orchestra Concerts alongside the Academy, will also put their artistry on display in faculty chamber music concerts.

PMF VIENNA String Quartet Concert

July 12 (Wed) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (Small Hall)

PMF VIENNA Concert

July 14 (Fri) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (Small Hall)

PMF BERLIN Concert

July 10 (Mon)13 (Thu) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (Small Hall)

PMF AMERICA Concert

July 21 (Fri) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (Small Hall)
July 24 (Mon) Hakodate Arts Hall
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Outdoor Concerts

PMF 2017
July 8 - August 1 Outline

Outdoor Concerts

One experience distinct to a summer music festival is an outdoor concert. Among the many outdoor concerts at PMF 2017 are the 2 ever-popular concerts at the Sapporo Art Park Outdoor Stage. Surrounded by the Art Park's beautiful natural scenery, enjoy the performances in a relaxed environment, and eat and drink if you like. All ages are welcome!

PMF 2017 Opening Concert

July 8 (Sat) Sapporo Art Park Outodoor Stage

Picnic Concert

<Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert>

July 30 (Sun) Sapporo Art Park Outodoor Stage

★We also have an outdoor concert in the middle of the city!

PMF AKAPLA Concert

July 12 (Thu) Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza "AKAPLA"

*PMF 2017 outdoor concert programs have yet to be announced.
Details will be announced online.

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COMING SOON

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