Win tickets to see Boston Symphony Orchestra play in Tokyo
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Charles Dutoit, will make its long-awaited return to East Asia – and five lucky Stripes Japan readers will win a pair of tickets to its May 10 Tokyo performance valued at more than $700.
After performing in China May 1-2, the orchestra will delight audiences with three concerts in Tokyo at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre May 8 and Suntory Hall on May 9 and 10.
Stripes Japan readers can win one of five pairs of tickets – worth 37,000 yen ($370) each – to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s second Suntory Hall performance. To enter, all you have to do is visit the Stripes Pacific Facebook page (facebook.com/StripesPacific) and fill out a brief online entry form.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first concerts in Japan since touring here with Seiji Ozawa in 1999, violinist Janine Jansen will join it to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Suntory Hall. Jansen works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, among others.
Tour repertoire will also include symphonies of Mahler (No. 5), Tchaikovsky (No. 5), and Mozart (No. 38, Prague), and the orchestra’s signature work, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, as well as Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmila.
Now in its 133rd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881, realizing the dream of its founder, Civil War veteran, businessman and philanthropist, Henry Lee Higginson, who envisioned a great and permanent orchestra in his hometown of Boston.
Today, the Boston Symphony Orchestra continues to fulfill and expand upon the vision of Higginson, not only through its concert performances, educational offerings, and Internet presence, but also through its expanding use of virtual and electronic media in a manner reflecting the orchestra’s continuing awareness of the modern 21st-century world.
In 2014, the orchestra will begin a new chapter as Andris Nelsons becomes the orchestra’s 15th music director at the start of its 2014-15 season.
For more information on the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including its tour repertoire for each concert date, visit: www.bso.org