27 Oct 2018, 9am
27 Oct 2018, 10am
This December, the Koshigaya Minami High School Wind Orchestra, an award-winning high school wind orchestra from Saitama, Japan will present an eclectic programme of everything Japanese!
Join us as their musicians bring you an immersive experience through the works of renowned Japanese composers such as Toshio Mashima, Hirokazu Fukushima, Yo Goto and Satoshi Yagisawa. Not forgetting the fun, they will also bring you into the world of Matsuri by Saburo Kitajima and Zen Zen Zense made famous by the animated film, Your Name.
Mont Fuji - Ia musique inspirée
de l’estampe de Hokusai
PUCCINI arr. by Yo Goto
Turandot, a Selection from Opera
This is an excellent opportunity for you to see and hear one of the Japan’s best musicians at play.
For group booking more than 30 tickets, feel free to contact email@example.com for more information.
Approximately 2 hours, with 20 minutes interval
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
- No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.
Through SISTIC Authorised Agents, Hotline, Internet only
S$8 Per Ticket for Group/ Corporate Discount of min 30 Tickets
[Valid from 27 Oct 2018 onwards]
Koshigaya Minami High School Wind Orchestra, Japan
Koshigaya Minami High School from Saitama, Japan is a public co-educational senior high school founded in Saitama prefecture in 1974. The school has 1,200 students (400 intakes each year) and offers general and foreign language courses. With highlights in academics and sports, high values are placed for both studying and club activities.
The Wind Orchestra has about 120 musicians. Sharing the slogan “the finest music by all of us,” the members perform on many occasions and places such as its regular concerts (twice a year), band competitions, shopping malls, local hall and etc. In West Kanto Band Competition (the preliminary contest to All-Japan Band Competition), the Wind Orchestra has been awarded a gold prize in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2017, they were invited to perform as the guest players at the 10th Annual Taiwan Band Clinic. Its repertoire ranges widely from pops to film music, as well as classical pieces.
Conductor / Akihiko Hagiwara
Hagiwara started to play the piano under Yuki Nogami when he was three years old. Joining a brass band club at his junior high school, he began to play the clarinet as well. In High School (Inagakuen Public High School), he majored in piano and also continued to play the clarinet in its brass band club, which received a gold prize in All-Kanto Band Competition. He went on to Musashino Academia Musicae, studying the clarinet under Yasuo Kaneuji, and performed in its graduation concert. While in college, he made a debut as a conductor when he led Inagakuen OB [alumni’s] Wind Orchestra to All-Japan Band Competition for the first time in its history. After graduation, he became a music teacher at Saitama Prefectural High School of the Arts, where he established and led a brass band to West Kanto Band Competition and received a gold prize four times there. Currently, while serving as the vice-president of Saitama Prefecture of All Japan Band Association, he teaches at Saitama Koshigaya Minami High School and has also been awarded a gold prize six times at West Kanto Band Competition.