Concert, コンサート

Tucson Repertory Orchestra’s (TRO) first concert was in July 2012. I had a wonderful time conducting while standing on a ladder. I started climbing up the conducting ladder since then. Hope to we can start performing again.ツーソンレパートリーオーケストラの初コンサートは2012年の7月でした。はしごの上での指揮から始め、指揮者としての階段を上り始めたころです。演奏会ができる日がまちどおしいです。

School, 学校

Today was the first day back to school. Teachers only, but it has been 5 months since I have been in the Orchestra room. Nice to be back, and I am looking forward to seeing students via Zoom starting next week. 今日久しぶりに学校に戻りました。今週は先生のみですが、はや5ヶ月もオーケストラの部屋に来てないのだなとつくづく思いました。来週からオンラインで教え始めます。生徒たちにZoomで会えるのを楽しみにしています。

Smile, スマイル

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4 Months, 4か月

My mom made masks for us in March, and sent it, and 4 months later, it’s finally here. We had no idea that it will take this long. My son’s mask has his favorite bullet train to ride, Shinkansen. 母が私達ようにマスクを3月に作り送ってくれました。4か月たってやっと届きました。こんなにかかるとは思ってもみなかったです。息子は新幹線に乗るのが大好きなので新幹線のマスクを作ってもらいました。

1st Recital, 初リサイタル

My first recital when I was 6 years old, my brother was 4 years old. My first task was to introduce my brother Kaoru to the audience, however, I made a small mistake. I said “This is my brother, Toru Tagawa”. If I had leave it at that, only my family, my teacher and fewContinue reading “1st Recital, 初リサイタル”

American Flag, アメリカの国旗

I just learned that my mother in law is the 6th generation from the person who invented the first American flag and one of the signers for the Decoration of Independence in 1776. His name is Francis Hopkinson. For his design, we was give a quarter cask of public wine (45-50 Litters of wine). YouContinue reading “American Flag, アメリカの国旗”

July 4th, 7月4日

Happy 4th of July! For many years, American Orchestras perform the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky with fireworks to celebrate the 4th. This year, I don’t think we can see this happen anywhere. What does 1812 Overture have to with America? It is because of the use of the Canon in the piece. When I hearContinue reading “July 4th, 7月4日”