As Matthew Westwood in The Australian wrote last year, “A quarter-century ago no one could have predicted what the ACO would become under Tognetti’s leadership, yet a confluence of events, people and ideas about music created a powerful momentum. One of the first things he did was get the violin and viola players to play standing up, a defining feature of the ACO’s concerts. Behind the new look were musical changes that Tognetti hastened along. Adaptability to different periods of music – from baroque to contemporary classical and rock – is one of the ACO’s hallmarks. But it also began to evolve a distinctive style that drew on the rhythmic geometry of early music, while also incorporating the romantic style that Tognetti absorbed from the past century’s masters….. To hear a great violinist in the concert hall is one thing; to have him stand next to you, playing Bach, sends shivers up the spine.”
On Saturday the 16th of January at Hanazona 308, attendees will be treated to a show from 6pm that will last for one hour. Guests can opt to be picked up from the Seiko Mart bus stop at 5pm and again dropped back at this location after the performance at approximately 7:30pm. Tickets to the Hanazono event are ¥4,500 and the ticket price includes a drink ticket that guests can use for beer, wine, soft drinks as well as coffee, hot chocolate and tea.
A second and more intimate show will take place at The Orchards Niseko clubhouse on Monday the 18th of January. This concert will also start at 6pm and be approximately one hour in length.