MUZA Kawasaki Symphony Hall & Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
The Masterpiece Classics #153
- Date and
Sunday 19 January 2020
Start at 14:00
- Conductor= Ben Glassberg
Piano= Ayako Uehara
Glinka: Opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila” Overture Op. 5
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64
Thursday 20 June 2019
Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall Ticket Center
(Phone: 10:00 - 18:00 / In Person: 10:00 - 19:00)
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Ben Glassberg, conductor
British conductor Ben Glassberg first came to international attention when he won the Grand Prix at the 55th Besançon Young Conductors’ Competition, in 2017, at the age of 23. Since then he has made debut appearances with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. He has conducted performances of Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Brussels and this year has seen him make his debut at the Salzburg Festival and with English National Opera, conducting Hansel and Gretel. A regular at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Ben conducted a performance of La Clemenza di Tito in summer 2017, making him one of the youngest conductors to debut at the festival in its history, and he returned in summer 2018 to conduct performances of Madama Butterfly and in the autumn of 2018 to conduct La Traviata: Behind the Curtain.
As of the 2019/20 season, Ben is Associate Guest Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lyon and Principal Conductor of The Glyndebourne Tour, conducting Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. He makes his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, his symphonic debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and returns to La Monnaie to conduct performances of Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. He will also give his first concerts conducting the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie.
Ayako Uehara, pianist
Ayako Uehara became the focus of international attention after winning the first prize in the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, 2002.
Ayako made her debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in the 2005/06 season with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, and returned to work with the orchestra in the next season. She also made her debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Noseda in the UK and on tour in Japan, and returned to the London Symphony Orchestra in February 2008 with Vassily Petrenko.
Other recent performances with orchestras include engagements with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Fabio Luisi, Dresden Philharmonic with Simone Young, Russian National Orchestra with Mikhail Pletnev, Toscanini Philharmonic with Lorin Maazel, a tour of Japan with the Berlin Radio Orchestra and Marek Janowski, and the New Japan Philharmonic with Seiji Ozawa. In May 2010, Ayako Uehara toured with the State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya” led by Yuri Bashmet in Japan, performing Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No. 1, winning critical acclaim. In March 2017, she performed with Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and Eliafu Inbal in Berlin as well as four cities in Japan, earning high praise.