MINNEAPOLIS — Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy a sponsor for a holiday concert to welcome the return of Eiji Oue to lead a classical concert for the holidays.
After a long absence from the Twin Cities, former music director and Grammy nominee Eiji Oue will return to conduct the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky Spectacular on Saturday, Dec. 14th, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m., at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55403.
Maestro Oue and The musicians will open the program with holiday favorites from the immortal ballet, The Nutcracker. They will be joined by the sensational pianist, Jon Kimura Parker, a frequent visitor and guest soloist in the Twin Cities, for a performance of the iconic Piano Concerto No. 1.
The program will close with the immensely popular Symphony No. 4, with its calls of fate and destiny as we seemingly travel from troubled night into jubilant daylight in this blazing showcase for Eiji Oue and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Eiji Oue was born in Japan and started to take piano lessons at the age of 4.Then, at the of age 15, he entered Toko Gakuen School of Music as a performance major. Oue has toured around the world serving as the conductor or musical director for numerous orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra. His numerous honours and awards include the 1980 Koussesvitzky Prize at Tanglewood, and both the prize and the Hans Harig Gold Medal at the 1981 Salzburg Mozarteum conducting competition.
Tickets are $60, $40, $20. No per ticket convenience fees. Phone orders incur a service fee of $1 per order. No refunds. Ticket Exchanges incur a $2.00 per ticket exchange fee, based on availability. Performance length: 2 hours, 1 intermission. No photography or recording permitted. Box Office opens 90 minutes before event time.
Call 612-343-3390 or visit www.ticketworks.com/cgi-bin/order2/ticketworks/pages/event.php?Event=5191.
For more information: www.minnesota orchestramusicians.org.