Ryukyu Philharmoinic Orchestra Brass Quintet stages afternoon concert

The Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet plays tunes from well-known musicals in its afternoon concert on Wednesday.

The Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet is presenting an afternoon concert at Palette Civic Theater Wednesday, featuring tunes from well-known musicals.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the 1:30 p.m. concert. Admission is ¥1,500.  Children under six are admitted free.  Palette Civic Theater Map: https://goo.gl/maps/V2v3r.

The program covers the gamut of the musicals era, beginning with Zoorasian Overture.  Also in the program are “Canzon Bergamasque” from Battle Suite, Italian Medley, Scarborough Fair, “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady, and The Sound of Music Medley. Navigator Masahiro Uehara narrates the explanation of the music.

The Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet members are Yasuyuki Noda and Takako Tanaka, trumpet, Nanako Higa, French horn, Tomonori Matayoshi, trombone, and Tetsuya Inamine, tuba.

The afternoon concert is especially designed to give retired grandparents a chance to take their grandkids to the concert, perhaps after a lunch together, in order to introduce the joys of classical music to future generations.

Japan Update will have three pairs of free tickets for readers.