May Pops - "Musicals, Movies & More"
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 pm
Memorial Hall, Melrose
Join the Melrose Symphony for a Season Grand Finale featuring classics from the big screen and Broadway! You’ll hear music from the classic Western movie The Magnificent Seven alongside classic tunes from Fiddler on the Roof and John Williams’ Cowboys Overture.
Acclaimed pianist Jun Toguchi joins the MSO to perform Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Variations on I’ve Got Rhythm. Toguchi performs throughout the US and Japan including concerts in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Don’t miss this evening of spectacular pops music!
This concert is sponsored in part by ABC Home Healthcare.
Jun Tugouchi began studying piano and composition at the age of 5. He has a Master’s Degree in music theory and a Graduate Diploma in piano performance from New England Conservatory of Music. In 2000, he gave a highly acclaimed recital in New York’s Carnegie Hall. As a soloist, he has performed piano concertos by Brahms, Rachmaninof, Ravel, Grieg, as well as his own jazz piano concerto.
As a composer, Jun’s works have been performed by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Melrose Symphony, Quincy Symphony, and more. He has published five CDs including works by Chopin, Ravel, and Schubert. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.