Listened to Omiya Wind Symphony the Spring Concert ‘21 at Saitama Hall yesterday.
The band has many friends and acquaintances; those who played with recently, who worked with as staffs of band events, my ex-student and the conductors, namely, Mr Toshio Akiyama and MG (Ret.) Akira Takeda. Their performance was enjoyable, and the concert repertoire was interesting as well!
Mr Akiyama is 92 year old now. I hadn’t seen his conducting for years even though we had some conversations. His conducting and way of talking is still quite energetic!