Listened to Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra the 152nd Subscription Concert at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.
The concert featured two Schönberg, namely Arnold and Claude Michel conducted by Mr Kentaro Kawase.
It was interesting that Arnold’s “ccompaniment to a cinematographic scene has some similar textures to 21st-century original band music.
The highlight of today’s concert was Les Misérables. The new arrangement by Mr Koichi Ohashi has 40 minutes of the duration, which was much longer than expected! Mr Kawase’s passionate conducting and Mr Ohashi’s vivid coloured score made a synergistic effect. TKWO members showcased absolutely superb performance as well. Fully enjoyed the thick and rich world of Les Mis!