PMF Founded by Leonard BernsteinPMF MUSIC PARTNER 2016 May vol. 19

Sing for Joy again this Summer!
PMF Song ~Jupiter~

Each year since 2012, singing the PMF Song ~Jupiter~ has been a highly popular aspect of attending the PMF GALA Concert and Picnic Concert. This song is based on Holst’s “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from the Planets suite, with an arrangement and lyrics provided specifically for PMF.

PMF Song ~Jupiter~

The extravagance of singing accompanied by the PMF Orchestra led by Maestro Gergiev: a truly unique PMF experience! Share in the wonder of music again this summer with Jupiter as you sing for joy!

PMF 2016 Ticket Information PMF GALA Concert August 6 (Sat) at 15:00 Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara There are still a few A and B seats left at ticket agencies within Japan! *A and B seats are no longer available through the PMF Online Box Office

PMF GALA Concert

Bernstein Place approaches its third summer

Along with Karajan and Solti, Leonard Bernstein was a leader at the forefront of the classical music world in the latter half of the 20th century, and the Pacific Music Festival was founded through his advocacy.
Bernstein Place was established in July, 2014 - PMF’s 25th anniversary - in honor of the founder. The Bernstein Statue at the center is the work of metalsmith Mr. Ryohei Miyata, former President of the Tokyo University of the Arts, current Chairperson of the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee, and recently inaugurated Commissioner for the Japanese Government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.
The Bernstein Statue displays various expressions throughout Sapporo’s seasons. Now, as Academy members from 27 countries and regions prepare to gather at PMF 2016, Bernstein Place approaches its third summer.

Bernstein Place

Bernstein Place: Seasons Series

This webpage includes all 4 editions of the “Seasons Series,” which ran in PMF MUSIC PARTNER from 2014 to 2015. The page also includes a map to help you get there!

Bernstein Place: Seasons Series

Recommended concert: Bernstein Legacy Concert July 27 (Wed) at 19:00 Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

The PMF Orchestra

PMF 2016 Link Up Concert
Elementary-school students study, prepare, then perform along with the PMF Orchestra!

The PMF Link Up Concert, implemented every year since 2013 and based on the “Link Up” music education program of New York’s Carnegie Hall, is organized by PMF and the Sapporo City Board of Education for 6th graders in Sapporo City elementary schools. One special feature of Link Up is the incorporation of both study and performance. Students begin their preparations in May (two months prior to the concert), including studies using a specially created textbook along with recorder and singing practice. This year’s program promises to be fun for the students, being based on “The Orchestra Moves,” which focuses on musical expression, and in addition to well-known classical music, the program includes the samba Cidade Maravilhosa (“Wonderful City”), the anthem of Rio de Janeiro originally composed for a carnival there in 1935. The joy of performing together with both classmates and the PMF Orchestra, and the sense of achievement they feel bring light to students’ eyes every year.

PMF 2016 Link Up Concert

PMF 2016 Link Up Concert July 20 (Thu) at 14:00 Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara Free admission (free seating within designated blocks only) *Preschool-age children are also welcome!

PMF 2016 Link Up Concert

Sapporo City’s official tourism website
“Welcome to SAPPRO”

Lots of information on Sapporo’s tourist spots, cuisine, art, sports and more is available on “Welcome to SAPP‿RO.” As a primary summertime attraction of Sapporo, PMF has its own designated page on this website. There are also links to related articles that include an interview with PMF alumna and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra violinist Ms. Maiko Tomita, information on Sapporo City Jazz, and much more. The site also offers recommendations on how to enjoy each of Sapporo’s 4 distinct seasons. Take a look!

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