Ahead of the second program in Tokyo, CSO members visited a community center in the Meguro-Honcho neighborhood, where they performed solo works and traditional Japanese folk songs. Then the orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti returned to Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo’s famed concert hall, for a program of Prokofiev, Hindemith and Tchaikovsky. After the concert, hundreds of concertgoers stood in line patiently to obtain an autograph or a greeting from Maestro Muti. That’s amore.
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