Pacific Music Festival 2018
PMF Orchestra Concert
~All Bernstein Program~

from September 4, 2018 to December 28, 2018 (JST)

Bernstein: Fancy Free 26:40
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" 35:50
Bernstein: Fancy Free 26:40
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" 35:50
Bernstein: Fancy Free 26:40
Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" 35:50

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth - an anniversary of utmost importance to PMF itself - and the PMF Orchestra accordingly took on an all-Bernstein program. Here we present 2 pieces from that program: Fancy Free, a ballet score overflowing with complex dance rhythms rooted in jazz, and the Symphony No. 2 "Age of Anxiety," with its masterful interplay between solo piano and orchestra, featuring Andrew Tyson, hailed by BBC Radio 3 as "a real poet of the piano," as soloist. The symphony takes its title and form from a poem by W.H. Auden, who, like Bernstein, was trying to express the "crisis of faith" inherent to contemporary society; Bernstein recalled that when he read the poem, "almost immediately the music started to sing" to him.

Led by PMF Guest Conductor Edwin Outwater, known for his craftsmanship and achievement across a wide and ever-expanding range of repertoire, these performances capture the subtle balance of joyous celebration and profound introspection that are so integral to Bernstein's work.

July 21 (Sat) and 22 (Sun), 2018

Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Andrew Tyson, piano
PMF Orchestra

Bernstein: Fancy Free
  Enter three Sailors. Very fast four / Scene at the Bar. Poco meno mosso /
  Enter two Girls. Fast and hot / Pas de deux. Very slowly / Variation I (Galop) /
  Variation II (Waltz) / Variation III (Danzon)

Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
  〈Part I〉
  The Prologue / The Seven Ages / The Seven Stages
  〈Part II〉
  The Dirge (Largo) / The Masque (Extremely fast) /
  The Epilogue (L'istesso tempo-Adagio-Andante-Con moto)

PMF Orchestra
The Pacific Music Festival (PMF) is an international educational music festival founded in Sapporo in 1990 by leading 20th century conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. Now a quarter century on, a cumulative total of over 3,500 excellent musicians have taken part.


Edwin Outwater, conductor
Edwin Outwater currently serves as Artistic Director of both the Eastern Sierra Symphony and The Line-Up, a concert series in Chicago, and as Music Director Laureate of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.
Outwater's extensive guest conducting schedule this season includes debuts with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall, the Nagoya Philharmonic, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, along with many return engagements including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. His commitment to music education and young musicians also continues with returns to the New World Symphony, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago with Yo-Yo Ma, and a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory. With the San Francisco Symphony, Outwater served as Director of Summer Concerts (2014-2017), Resident Conductor (2001-2006), and Wattis Foundation Music Director of the SFS Youth Orchestra (2001-2005). Highlights of his work there include conducting and curating programs in SoundBox, the Symphony's innovative new performance space.
An ardent champion of new music and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, Outwater's recent projects include a highly acclaimed jazz version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony.
This is his first appearance at PMF.


Andrew Tyson, piano
Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as "a real poet of the piano," Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. Tyson has performed with orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Alice Tully Hall, the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, and the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop. He attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank, and later studied with Robert McDonald, earning his Master's degree and Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School.
This is his first appearance at PMF.

©Sophie Zhai

PMF AMERICA is made up of principal players from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and more, serving as the faculty to the PMF Academy during the second half of each festival.

David Chan, violin / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Stephen Rose, violin / Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Foster, viola / National Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Figueroa, cello / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Alexander Hanna, double bass / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Denis Bouriakov, flute / Los Angeles Philharmonic
Eugene Izotov, oboe / San Francisco Symphony
Stephen Williamson, clarinet / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon / Philadelphia Orchestra
William Caballero, horn / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mark J. Inouye, trumpet / San Francisco Symphony
Denson Paul Pollard, trombone / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
David Herbert, timpani / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mariko Anraku, harp / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra



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