This week Nathalie Stutzmann returns to Japan to lead Seiji Ozawa’s Mito Chamber Orchestra in two performances of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 “Classical” and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 on October 29 and 30 at Mito Art Tower.
Talking about this program composed of three symphonies from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Nathalie says: “My thought was exactly to have three symphonies of three centuries and to show at the same time the evolution of the music and the connections between these centuries. It’s very interesting for example to hear the connection between Prokofiev right after Mozart, because he was totally inspired by the classical structure and also the orchestration of the symphony and the music of Mozart, and Haydn. Then with Bizet the evolution is clear, but the structure is still very close from the classical period. So I think it’s a very special program, you rarely hear three symphonies in the same evening! I’m very glad that the orchestra and all the artistic staff liked this crazy idea.”
Watch Nathalie conduct Mito Chamber Orchestra in Mendelssohn and Beethoven!