On April 28 & 29, 2022, composer Joe Hisaishi will conduct the Filharmonie Brno in two concerts entitled ‘Hisaishi Conducts Hisaishi’, featuring Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies at the piano.
Joe Hisaishi is not unknown to the Brno audience: in September 2019, Filharmonie Brno under the baton of its chief conductor introduced his piece DA.MA.SHI.E. This time the great figure of contemporary Japanese music will appear in Brno in person, in the double role of composer and conductor. In addition to Prokofiev and Sumera symphonies, he will lead the performance of his own minimalist work Variations 57, composed in 2019 for the piano duo Maki Namekawa – Dennis Russell Davies and the ensemble Future Band.
The program will be the following:
- SERGEI PROKOFIEV – Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
- JOE HISAISHI – Variations 57, first Czech performance
- LEPO SUMERA – Symphony No. 2, first Czech performance
When: Thursday 28 & Friday 29, April 2022 at 19:00h
Where: Janáčkovo divadlo (Brno, Czech Republic)
Tickets: 470-550 CZK (19-22 €) – https://filharmonie-brno.cz/en/concerts/