July 26-29,2007: The report of the 33rd YMF (part 2)
My staff work day opens from the hot spa of Yufuin.
|The rich amount of transparent hot water refreshed my heart in order to welcome the visitors.|
|Kamenoi Besso hotel sits still in the morning green leaves. the tall maple tree shines in the sun.
We will head to the festival site.
|We had a small pre-eve meeting at this inn named Tanaka where most of the artists stay during the
|I picked my car up here and headed to Fantasy Forest "artegio" museum.|
|I set up a small notice at the entrance of the museum.|
|The museum usually displays music-related paintings, sculptures, and plastic arts. Now the special
exhibition "See the music" by a
prominent music-photographer Mr. Akira Kinoshita is on display.
Many great conductor watch the rehearsal.
|The stage boards and chairs arrived, Young staffs brought them into the museum.|
|"Yufuin Western Music Exploration" is today's afternoon program. Ms. Shigemi Takei, the conductor,checks the arrangement of the stage.|
|The stage was set up beautifully.|
|The program starts at 1 p.m. I took a simple lunch at the restaurant.
The spaghetti was very spicy and good.
|The entrance of the hall.|
|The concert started at last.
The usual concert "Western Music Exploration" has a special meaning this year as it commemorates the 450 anniversary of the landing of Virela missionary.
|Virela Letter reads that the first Gregorian choir concert was held here in Bungo Funai (Oita's old name) of
|A monument of the Virela stands in the garden of Oita Prefecture Office.|
|The choir concert was over in success. A cembalo was soon brought in for the evening concert.|
|Mr. Nakamura made this cembalo and is tuning it.
We can enjoy wonderful sound of cembalo this year as usual.
|The site was quickly set up by the young staffs.|
|Ms. Nobuko Yamasaki, a prominent female cellist rehearses.|
|The staff took quick supper.|
|Michio Kobayashi, the great cembalist the honor of Japan, started his brilliant wonderful performance.|
|The illumination was darkened.|
|The wonderful play of the artist by Bach's work fascinated the audience.|
|Many staffs joined from Tokyo.|
|The concert was over in success. I felt the music lingering on in my mind after the performance was over.|
|report by Mie|
|The preparation|| back