Tucson Pops Orchestra, 9/12/21@7pm

I will be conducting the Tucson Pops Orchestra at the Reid Park, DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Free Concert at the park, bring your blankets or camping chairs, you can enjoy great music performed by the Tucson Pops Orchestra under the stars. For more info, go to https://www.tucsonpops.org/september-12.html Hope to see you there. Tucson Pops willContinue reading “Tucson Pops Orchestra, 9/12/21@7pm”

Upcoming Concerts

4/17@3pm Arizona Time, Live Streaming: YouTube linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx11y8gYtYg AZ Daily Star Article: https://tucson.com/entertainment/caliente/tucson-classical-music-trio-to-perform-concert-for-saaca/article_a7917522-6f33-5da5-a9ef-e25177bb5cbf.html?fbclid=IwAR0_OdlQiYxQ9o4sgx6ZjzzqiyILmUI42p0CZg0_yW3UrjnXlpA4R_rE3NwFor Concert Tickets: https://saaca.thundertix.com/events/185034 6/5/21@3pm Arizona Time. Tucson Repertory Orchestra presents, String Serenade II. Vivaldi: Summer, Violin soloists: Emily Chao, Laura Tagawa, Jose Leonardi Moore and Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org 10/30@7pm Klein Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, “Emperor”,Continue reading “Upcoming Concerts”

ゼロ Zero

フィクションの本の面白さは歴史的な事実とうまく掛け合わせることによって面白さが倍増することがある。永遠のゼロ、百田尚樹著。日本の昔の現状、上の人達に従わなければならなかった人々、嘘の情報。感動もの小説。永遠の0 アマゾンリンク永遠の0 Blu-ray通常版 I just read this book, “The Eternal Zero” by Naoki Hyakuta. He used facts from the past and made the story line exciting. Japanese History, how people had to follow the orders from the higher ranks without their will, incorrect information. An emotional story. The Eternal ZeroThe Eternal Zero (Region A Blu-ray) (UncutContinue reading “ゼロ Zero”

June – July 2019

June 8 (Sat) @1:30pm: Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street, Tucson. tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org June 8 (Sat) @3pm: Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street, Tucson: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, Reiko Shimokawa, Piano, Dvorak: Symphony No.9 tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org June 9 (Sun) @7pm: Tucson Pops Orchestra, Guest Conductor: Reid Park Outdoor Performance Center.  https://www.tucsonpops.org/june-9—mariachi-aztlaacuten-de-pueblo-high-school-with-guest-conductor-toru-tagawa.htmlContinue reading “June – July 2019”

January – April 2019

January 12, 2019 Space Exploration Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Wagner/Sheffer: Ride of the Valkyries Horner/Moss: Apollo 13 Liszt: Les Preludes Anderson: Bugler’s Holiday Giacchino/Custer: Star Trek: Through the Years Holst: Mars and Jupiter from the Planets Williams/Smith: Star Wars, Epic 2 The Program   February 15-16, 2019 AMEA All Regional Orchestra, South East Region atContinue reading “January – April 2019”

September 2018-December 2018

October 27, 2018 Teacher and Apprentice Brahms: Academic Festival Overture Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No.3. Kai Skaggs, Violin Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain. Wittry: Leaves Bizet: Carmen Suite No.2 The CODA December Honor Orchestras, November 30-December 1, 2018; University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA CODA Honors String Orchestra, Toru Tagawa, Conductor Academic Festival Overture byContinue reading “September 2018-December 2018”

January 2018-April 2018

January 12,13, Sierra Vista Symphony, Children’s Concerts and Movie and Music Concert. January 19, 21, Performing Violin in the Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra. (Beethoven, Fidelio, Mahler Symphony No.10, Bernstein: Symphony No.3, Kaddish) January 27, 28(Tucson), February 3,4,5(Phoenix), Performing Violin in the Arizona Opera Orchestra, Bernstein’s Candide. February 16, 17, Conducting: the AMEA Southwest Regional OrchestraContinue reading “January 2018-April 2018”

October-December 2017

October 7@7pm (Sat), Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra Concert, Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, AZ. (Pre-Concert Talk at 6pm).  Beethoven: Leonore No.3, Mozart: Oboe Concerto, Sara Fraker, Oboe, Mendelssoh: Symphony No.5 “Reformation”, Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. Tickets starting at $25.  http://sierravistasymphony.org/concerts/fall-concert/ October 9@7pm (Mon), Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra Concert, Canyon del Oro HighContinue reading “October-December 2017”

July in Japan

July 9 (Sunday), In Nagoya from 5pm.  Violin: Toru and Laura Tagawa, Piano: Shiho Takeda. 親和楽器 (名古屋市千種区茶屋ヶ坂1-21-27 地下鉄茶屋が坂駅1番出口出てすぐ。)http://www.m-shinwa.co.jp/ July 12(Wednesday), In Hiroshima from 7pm.  Aster Plaza, Dai Ongakushitu. (Need RSVP as seating is limited) With Musicians from Hiroshima with Toru and Laura Tagawa.  Special Guest: Martin Stanzeleit, Cello, Principal Cellist: Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. (Haydn: Cello ConcertoContinue reading “July in Japan”