Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Main Hall
Conductor: Tomomi Nishimoto
George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest
Bela Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances, S.76
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D major, Classical, Op.25
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.68
Encore Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.5
All pieces were very interesting for me. Especially, hearing "Rumanian Folk Dances" at concerts in Japan is rare.
Internationally acclaimed maestro, Tomomi Nishimoto conducted prestige of Eastern Europe filled with tradition and innovation, George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest.
The orchestra sound was very velvety and kind, so I felt the characteristic is excellent with maestro Tomomi. I would like to hear many beautiful melody tunes in this combination. Almost players are elderly. The leader's solo was also fascinating.
Tomomi looked just fine, and conducted smarter than before, I feel.
I heared "Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D major, Classical" conducted by Tomomi at Bruckner Orchestra Linz regular concert (http://iceskate-iceskate.blogspot.com/2009/01/bruckner-orchestra-linz-regular-concert.html) before. This piece had not been so impressive there, but it was riveting this time!
I think Brahms's pieces suit Tomomi very much. This Brahms was illimitably kind and vast..... It was so mesmeric. I wanted to give this performance a standing ovation, but I was not courageous enough, so I gave it big applause instead.....
When Tomomi took the podium for an encore, the applause became bigger.
The encore; Hungarian Dances No.5 by Brahms was also fine, needless to say.
All tunes were performed enthusiastically and memorable.
Before this concert, I had felt tired under very busy work and other personal matters. However, I could refresh in spirit and become so fine owing to those wonderful music. I am so satisfied.
I can have this feeling from almost Tomomi's concerts, I think.
* The related Japanese article.