Friday, March 14, 2008

James DePreist Conducts Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra March 17

The African American conductor James DePreist (b. 1936) is profiled at and has a website of his own, He is Permanent Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Laureate Music Director of the Oregon Symphony, and Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Juilliard School. On Monday, March 17, 2008 he will conduct the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring Kodama Momo, piano:

HAYDN: Symphony No. 44 in E minor "Trauer-Symphonie" Hob. I.44
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 12 in D minor "1917", op. 112

Subsequent Schedule
Until March 30, Maestro DePreist will lead the
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He will return to Juilliard from March 31-May 5. DePreist will tour China with the Juilliard Orchestra from May 26-June 6.

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