Program of the Twenty-third Yufuin Music Festival

The real feeling of summer will touch Yufuin July 24-27, 1997, when the Twenty-third Yufuin Music Festival returns to this cultured and scenic Japanese town.

Thursday, July 24, 19:00
 Yufuin Central Community Center.  Free. No tickets necessary.

 Opening Week Celebration
  Demonstrations and lectures designed for the family,
  introducing the program and artists of the Twenty-third Yufuin Music Festival.

 Music a la carte. 
  Informal performances and discussions with the participating artists.

Friday, July 25,13:30 
 Yufuin Kowa Park Hotel

 The History of Western Music in Japan. 
  Shigemi Takei (conductor and narrator), Oita Medieval Music Society (chorus), 
  Kazuyoshi Mera(counter-tenor), Yoshinobu Iwanaga (guitar)

Friday, July 25, 20:00
 Yufuin Tokyu golf club

 J. S. Bach Recital. 
  Michio Kobayashi (cembalo), Yoshinobu Iwanaga(guitar)

  Toccata in D major (BWV 912) 
  Solo Cello Suite in D minor (BWV 1008)
  Partita in C minor (BWV 997)
  Suite No.5, "English," (BWV 1008)

Saturday, July 26, 13:30
  Yufuin Central Community Center

  Lotus String Quartet. 
  Sachiko Kobayashi (violin), Maki Mogitachi(violin), 
  Tomoko Yamasaki (viola), Chihiro Saito (cello)

  W. A. Mozart:    String Quartet No.14 in G major (K.387)
  L. v. Beethoven: String Quartet No.10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, "The Harp"
  C. A. Debussy:   String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

Saturday, July 26, 20:00
  Yufuin Central Community Center

  An Evening of Lieder.  
  Chieko Teratani (soprano), Michio Kobayashi(piano), 
  Yoshinobu Iwanaga (guitar)

  Lieder by F. Schubert 
  Lieder by J. Brahms:  Two Songs (Op. 91), and others
  M. de Falla:  Seven Folk Songs
  A. Dvorak:  Gypsy Songs, and others

Sunday, July 27, 13:30
  Yufuin Central Community Center

  Festival Finale I
  Yufuin Summer Ensemble.  Kyoko Shikata (violin), Hiroko Ando (viola),
  Fumiaki Kono (cello), Misako Kono (piano), and others

  F. Schubert: String Trio No. 2 in B-flat major
  E. v. Dohnanyi:  String Trio "Serenade," Op. 10
  F. Mendelssohn:  Sextet, Op. 10

  Afternoon intermission for tea and mixer
  Festival Finale II
  Michio Kobayashi (piano), Yoshinobu Iwanaga (guitar), Iwahisa Kuroki
  (contrabass), Lotus String Quartet, and others

  O. Resphigi:  "Sunset"
  F. Schubert:  Quintet in A major, "Trout" (D.667), and others


Series A: (25th and 26th) 7,000 yen (Advance tikcet price 6,000 yen) or Inidividual ticket 3,500 yen (Advance 3,000 yen) School students 2,000yen(Advance 1,500yen) Series B:(27th refreshment included) 4,500yen(Advance 4,000yen) School students 2,500yen(Advance 2,000yen) The Complete Series: 13,000yen School students 7,000yen Please reserve tickets by e-mail, below. Tickets will be held in your name at the reception desk of the hall. Cash in Japanese Yen only accepted.

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