On August 5 and 7, Dan Ettinger will appear with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra for two incredible afternoons of music featuring the acclaimed violinist Moné Hattori. Mr. Ettinger serves as Conductor Laureate for the orchestra, a position he has held since 2015.

Taking place at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the first program on August 5 will begin with Wagner’s Prelude to Act 1 from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a majestic work that introduces thematic material later featured in the opera. This concert will also include Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie, a virtuosic showpiece for violin and orchestra that will highlight the talents of Hattori. Rounding out the program will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s exhilarating symphonic suite Scheherazade which was inspired by the colorful tales of The Arabian Nights.

The performance on August 7 will take place in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall.  The program will start off with Rossini’s infamous Il barbiere di Siviglia overture, made popular to the masses by the Looney Tunes cartoon Rabbit of Seville. Also included will be Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor with Hattori and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade again closing out the concert.

Photo: Wilhelm Betz