Sunday, September 21, 2008

Japanese pianist Masahiko Shinohara to play on September 28/29

Good news for music lovers, the pianist Masahiko Shinohara who gave an excellent recital in April this year is back.

He will be playing at the Russian Cultural Centre on the 28th and 29th of September 2008, the concert starst at 7.15pm. The music, an interesting selection, includes a world Première performance of a work called 'The Dawn of Kandula' by Stephen Allen and some Mozart: the overture to Lucio Silla (K.145), Symphony No.29 and Piano Concerto No.14. The orchestra is the Chamber Music Society of Colombo.

Although the programme is supposedly sponsored by Dilmah I have seen very little publicity, just a couple of newspaper write-ups as far as I recall and no details whatsoever on the Chamber Music Society website. Lets hope that the talented pianist does not find himself playing to another half-empty hall, so please pass the word around.

Tickets are available at the Russian Cultural Centre priced at a flat rate of Rs.500/- and proceeds are in aid of charity.


Anonymous said...

I don't think you have to really worry abut Masahiko playing to an empty hall, the 28th is sold out and the 29th is 3/4's gone. All this with no ads, two posters, and a few paper articles!

Jack Point said...

That is great news.