PMF 2018

July 7 - August 1
Outline

Main Concert Schedule

PMF 2018
July 7 - August 1 Outline

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

July

7 (Sat) PMF 2018 Opening Concert Sapporo Art Park Outdoor Stage
9 (Mon) PMF VIENNA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Small Hall
10 (Tue) PMF BERLIN Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Small Hall
11 (Wed) PMF Ensemble Concert in Naie Naiecho Bunka Hall "Concerto Hall"
12 (Thu) PMF VIENNA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Small Hall
13 (Fri) PMF BERLIN Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Small Hall
14 (Sat) PMF Orchestra Concert in Tomakomai Tomakomai Shimin Kaikan
15 (Sun) PMF Orchestra Concert Program A Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
18 (Wed) PMF Link Up Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
20 (Fri) PMF AMERICA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Small Hall
21 (Sat) PMF Orchestra Concert Program B Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
22 (Sun) PMF Orchestra Concert Program B Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
23 (Mon) PMF Host City Orchestra Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
PMF Ensemble Concert in Hakodate Hakodate Performing Arts Center
28 (Sat) Picnic Concert Sapporo Art Park Outdoor Stage
29 (Sun) PMF GALA Concert Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Large Hall
31 (Tue) PMF Orchestra Concert in Hiroshima International Conference Center Hiroshima, Phoenix Hall

August

1 (Wed) PMF Orchestra Concert in Tokyo Suntory Hall
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PMF Orchestra Concert Program A
-for the 125th Anniversary of the death of Tchaikovsky-

PMF 2018
July 7 - August 1 Outline

PMF 2016

Axelrod returns - relive the Bernstein legacy!

PMF Orchestra Concert Program A
-for the 125th Anniversary of the death of Tchaikovsky-

Date

July 14 (Sat) Tomakomai Shimin Kaikan
July 15 (Sun) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Program

Mahler: Blumine

Mahler: Lieder nach Gedichten von Friedrich Rückert*

Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah"*

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36**

At PMF 2018, each PMF Orchestra Concert will feature music by Bernstein, representing a wide selection of his timeless works. Program A features Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah," which was written around the time of his electrifying debut with the New York Philharmonic, yet foreshadows his later output, making use of texts from the Old Testament and expressing a depth of knowledge in fields ranging from history to religion.

The Rückert-Lieder almost paradoxically display both an economy of means and Mahler's lush, idiosyncratic orchestration. Israeli-born mezzo soprano Rinat Shaham, known in recent years for both her opera and concert-stage performances, with major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, will serve as soloist.

The program's second half consists of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, full of dynamic, dramatic shifts, and beloved by classical fans the world over. This rich, bold program will be led by Principal Conductor John Axelrod, who returns to PMF this centennial year paying homage to his teacher Bernstein.

Rinat Shaham ©Fadil Berisha
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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PMF Orchestra Concert Program B
- All-Bernstein Program -

PMF 2018
July 7 - August 1 Outline

PMF Orchestra Concert Program B
- All-Bernstein Program -

Date

July 21 (Sat)22 (Sun) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

- All-Bernstein Program -

Bernstein: Fancy Free

Bernstein: Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"*

Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"**

The second PMF Orchestra program represents the epitome of this year's centennial celebration, with an all-Bernstein lineup. World-renowned violinist MIDORI will give a must-see performance of Bernstein's "Serenade after Plato's Symposium" - the very piece she performed under the direction of Bernstein himself at PMF 1990 - in her highly anticipated return to PMF.

These concerts will be led by PMF Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater, a musical craftsman known for his interpretations of Bernstein's works, as part of his truly wide ranging repertoire. The program opens with music from the ballet Fancy Free, lighthearted and brimming with jazz, and closes with the Symphony No. 2 "Age of Anxiety," with its dramatic encounters between piano and orchestra. The latter features acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson as soloist, hailed by BBC Radio 3 as "a real poet of the piano."

Edwin Outwater
Andrew Tyson
©Christian Steiner
Midori
©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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PMF Orchestra <Program C> Concert Tour
-Gergiev conducts Mahler-

PMF 2018
July 7 - August 1 Outline

PMF 2017

Spanning 3 cities!

PMF Orchestra <Program C> Concert Tour
-Gergiev conducts Mahler-

Date

July 28 (Sat) Sapporo Art Park Outdoor Stage
July 29 (Sun) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara
July 31 (Sun) International Conference Center Hiroshima, Phoenix Hall
August 1 (Wed) Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Program

Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314*

Bernstein: Halil**

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in e minor

The final program of this anniversary year features Mahler's Symphony No. 7, performed at PMF for the first time in its history. Mahler's explosive rise to popularity in the world was secured in part due to Bernstein's many performances and large body of recordings. Now experience PMF Artistic Director Valery Gergiev's universally renowned interpretation of Mahler's vast world as presented in the seventh symphony.

The program's first half features oboist Eugene Izotov and flutist Denis Bouriakov as soloists - both of whom also serve as instructors to this year's Academy as part of PMF AMERICA - performing Mozart's vivid and pure Oboe Concerto, and Bernstein's Halil, whose solo flute cries out in struggle, expressing what Bernstein called "an overwhelming desire to live."

Don't miss this, the grand culmination of PMF 2018!

Valery Gergiev
Gustav Mahler
Eugene Izotov
©Todd Rosenberg
Denis Bouriakov
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PMF Host City Orchestra Concert
-SSO & PMF AMERICA virtuosi-

PMF 2018
July 7 - August 1 Outline

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra ©Yasuo Fujii

The SSO returns to PMF!

PMF Host City Orchestra Concert
-SSO & PMF AMERICA virtuosi-

Date

July 23 (Mon) Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Program

Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat*

Mozart: Concerto for Horn No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495**

Copland: Clarinet Concerto***

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (SSO), which boasts 10 PMF alumni among its members, is the sole professional orchestra in Hokkaido and has been a frequent collaborator with PMF through the years. This concert represents a special collaboration led by Christian Knapp, a PMF conductor selected by Maestro Gergiev, and featuring 3 principal players from major US orchestras (members of PMF AMERICA) performing as soloists. Enjoy this lineup of virtuosi performing beloved works, concluding with the ever popular sprightly melodies of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7!

Christian Knapp ©zaydullin
Mark J. Inouye
William Caballero
Stephen Williamson ©Todd Rosenberg
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