【Tokyo Performance closed with Seiji Ozawa’s conduct】

The last performance of 2019 Ozawa International Academy Okushiga ended last night at Kioi Hall in Tokyo.
6 quartets each tried to get a harmony that only they can make after the 10 days rehearsals in Okushiga with trusted musicians.
After quartets, 24 academy students and 3 tutors got on stage together, and performed Mendelssohn: String Octet. Their performance brought the hall full of fresh air and clear blue sky from Okushiga.
At the end of the concert, Seiji Ozawa showed up on the stage and stood on the podium. He conducted Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 with extreme focus. The audience and the musicians couldn’t take their eyes off from the conductor, hoping not to miss any moment of “music” which was poring out from his body.
We thank all of you for coming to the concert.