MOZART Birthday Concert FRIDAY 26 Jan 2018
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart was a fervent believer in the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God. In 1784, at age 28, he was inducted into the Masonic Lodge in Vienna. In this happy capacity he created a number of works imbued with allusions to the humanitarian precepts of Freemasonry. Seven years later, still only 35, he was buried in a nameless grave. Yet, perhaps more than any other composer in the history of music, his music survives him. A consummate performer and composer of supreme genius, his works in every genre are unsurpassed in lyric beauty, rhythmic variety, and effortless melodic invention.
John Kaizan Neptune, shakuhachi
Born in Oakland, California, John Neptune has dedicated a life-time to the Japanese bamboo flute. Holder of a degree in ethnomu-sicology from the University of Hawaii and the “shi-han” master’s certificate from the Tohan School of Shakuhachi in Kyoto, he was awarded the honorary name Kaizan in recognition of his achieve-ments. He has performed in America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, and made more than 20 albums with musicians in all genres. His album “Bamboo” was awarded outstanding album of the year by the Cultural Affairs Agency of the Government of Japan.
Ritsuko Arima, harp
Born in Tokyo, Ritsuko Arima began the study of harp from the age of 8. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and was awarded the Doseikai Award. She has participated in masterclasses in Geneva, Cardiff, Paris, and she was a member of Academy of Brno Philharmonic Orchestra from 2014 to 2016. She is the winner of prizes in the Japan Harp Competition and Hungarian Inter-national Harp Competition, and released her first CD in 2017.
Freemasons in Japan Dedicated to making good men better, Masonic Lodges are open to all who believe in the brotherhood of men under the Fatherhood of God. Following the performance, the audience is invited to enjoy light refreshments and chat with friends, members of the Masons, our guest soloist, and the artists of the orchestra.
開演 19:00、 開場 18:30