The Afternoon of a Fawn (Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune), a creation of the French composer Claude Debussy’s genius, renders in a perfect way the state of wellbeing that ensues after rest and relaxation, after beautiful summer leisure time.
The beginning of September is not able for The International Jazz Festival, which takes place in Tokyo not far from Ginza, the central street. Year after year, the most famous maestros of jazz perform at this festival. Thisyear, wecanenjoyimprovisationsby Ron Carter, Roberta Flack and others. Performances will be held at several concert halls ofYurakuchoA, International Forum in Ginza. More detailed information about the jazz festival can be found on this site: www.tokyo-jazz.com.
It would be interesting to see whether this year the musicians succeed in captivating the audience just as the unrivaled Hiromi Uehara and her mentor Chick Chorea did previously. Ican predict with all certaintythatthisyear’sfestival, which takes place for 3 days from September 3 to September 5, will gather a record-breaking number of spectators in Tokyo!
The second most important event in September is the arrival and performance of one of the most renowned opera singers and unique voices of our time, Anna Netrebko. Anna Netrebko will be singing with the Royal Opera House of England at Bunka Kaikan concert hall in Ueno from September 11 till September 20. Anna will be singing the title role of Manon in Giacomo Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”. Anna is an infrequent guest in Japan; she performs mostly in Europe. The Russian-speaking community that appreciates distinguished classical artists will have a chance to hear the famous beautiful diva very soon.
Finally, a surprise for fans of rock music: Metallica’s tour. This band that needs no advertisement! Metallica’s devotees can enjoy the band’s concerts on September 25-26. These events will be held at the prestigious, vast hall at Saitama Arena station. Beat the rush – the number of tickets is limited!