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Monthly focus: Music in Asia

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LOCAL PERSPECTIVES AROUND ASIA
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Hong KongThe Amazing Filmphony

Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Unknown; Yuri Ng; Yip Wing-sie

TaipeiTrouble in Tahiti

Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti
Sasha Cooke; Kelly Markgraf

SapporoPMF All Bernstein Program

Bernstein
PMF Orchestra; Edwin Outwater; Midori; Andrew Tyson

TokyoBernstein/Gershwin programme at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Bernstein/Gershwin programme at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Dvořák, Bernstein, Gershwin
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert

TokyoBallet for Children: Cinderella

Ballet for Children: Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Enrico Cecchetti; Lev Ivanov; Marius Petipa; Sachiko Ogura; The National Ballet of Japan; Asami Maki; Naoji Kawaguchi; Yui Yonezawa; Shun Iwaza

SapporoPMF Orchestra All-Bernstein Concert

Bernstein
PMF Orchestra; Edwin Outwater; Midori; Andrew Tyson
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The Casals in Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries too far?

Cuarteto Casals © Suntory Hall
Cuerteto Casals delivers audience the gems of Beethoven String Quartets at their full potential at Suntory Hall Blue Rose Hall. 
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A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
Intergenerational ensemble-making was the key feature of the opening concert of Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Garden festival, produced by eminent cellist and the hall's President Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
****1
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Unsuk Chin presides over Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

Yoichi Sugiyama and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra © Michiharu Okubo | Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foudation
Asian themes were felt in some of the works selected for the final of this composition award.

Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Don Pizarro), Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) and Stephen Gould (Florestan) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo
The most talked about new production in the New National Theatre Tokyo’s 20th anniversary season undercuts Beethoven’s idealism.
****1
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Fantastic evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with the Hong Kong Phil

Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Scotch snap aplenty in evening of “Scottish Fantasy” with Hong Kong Philharmonic. 
****1
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Luminous performances lift heavy-metal Pelléas

Jurgita Adamonytė (Mélisande) and Jacques Imbrailo (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
Stellar voices and orcheatra and some inspired staging choices elevate an otherwise heavy-handed production of Pelléas et Mélisande from the WNO at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
****1
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