Osakan Performs at the Midwest Clinic 2019!

 
The Osakan Philharmonic Winds is invited to perform at the final concert of the Midwest Clinic 2019 in Chicago, USA. We are celebrating the 20th anniversary this year, and this will be our second overseas performance.
 
It is a great honor to be invited to such a historic conference. All the Osakan members are excited for the wonderful opportunity and bracing ourselves for an effort to make the best music.
 

Osakan Philharmonic Winds

 

 Our soloist in the Midwest Clinic is…

 
It is decided who we perform with in the concert!
The soloist is…
Mr.Joseph Alessi, the principal trombone player of the New York Philharmonic!

Besides, we received the message movie from him!
Please watch and listen how he thinks about the OSAKAN.
 

 

We worked with him 2 times, so we are sure that it will be wonderful collaboration.
Please check it out!

 

 Our soloist in the Midwest Clinic is...

 
It is decided who we perform with in the concert, with Mr.Joseph Alessi!
The soloist is…
Mr.Christopher Martin, the principal trumpet player of the New York Philharmonic!
We received the message movie from him!
Please watch and listen about our concert in last April.
 


We are sure that our collaboration in the Midwest Clinic will be wonderful!
Besides, what is the “surprise” he talked in the message movie?
Please check it out!

 Started Our First Crowdfunding Challenge !

 
Funding Goal:¥3,000,000
Till 23:59, on August 31st, 2019
 
Now, we prepare for the Midwest Clinic 2019 in Chicago, which we are invited to perform.
 
It will cost the band about JPY 18,000,000 (USD 162,400) for airfare, hotels, concert expenses, etc.
As we are a non-profit organization, we cannot afford the travel expenses only by selling concert tickets or goods. We have been working on raising money through grant writing and asking companies for advertisements.However, situation is not bright with the current economic situation.
 
Through this challenge, we would like you to know the Osakan Philharmonic Winds and support our goals: “to introduce Japanese band culture in the mecca, the US,” and “to give back to community by sharing what we learned through lessons and workshops at the Midwest Clinic.”
 
We are going to update our information etc.in the page below.
We are truly hoping that you will check the page and enjoy it in 3 months.
 
Thank you for your support for the OSAKAN performing at the Midwest Clinic!
 
Learn More! → https://www.countdown-x.com/en/project/L4314068

What's The Midwest Clinic?
 
The 73rd Annual Conference - December 18-21, 2019
 
The Midwest Clinic is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world. 
 
For over 70 years, they have showcased the finest performances by ensembles from around the globe, presentations by the foremost experts in music education, and the latest music industry trends for all age and experience levels.
 
The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference each year displays top ensembles throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques.
 
Learn More! →  https://www.midwestclinic.org/
 
  
  
  

What's The Midwest Clinic?
 
The 73rd Annual Conference - December 18-21, 2019
 
The Midwest Clinic is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world. 
 
For over 70 years, they have showcased the finest performances by ensembles from around the globe, presentations by the foremost experts in music education, and the latest music industry trends for all age and experience levels.
 
The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference each year displays top ensembles throughout the music conference to showcase the newest ideas and talent. From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education. Each band and orchestra conference is unique and offers attendees the most up-to-date music styles and education techniques.
 
Learn More! → https://www.midwestclinic.org/

 

 
 
 
 

 Osakan Philharmonic Winds

 

Osakan Philharmonic Winds was formed in 1999, and became the first non-profit band in 2006, with its home base in JUBEL Hall, Osaka. The ensemble features Yoshihiro Kimura as Music Director, Tomo Matsuo, Resident Conductor, Jan Van der Roost, Principal Guest Conductor and Koji Orita as Music Advisor. The OSAKAN annually give approximately 40 recitals and concerts of varied instrumentation, from full band to chamber ensembles. They often perform in the beautiful IZUMI Concert Hall, welcoming eminent professional musicians such as Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic Principal Trombone), Ricardo Morales (Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Clarinet), David Griffin (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hornist), Corrado Giuffredi (Principal Clarinet of the Orchesta della Svizzera Italiana), and Christopher Martin (New York Philharmonic Principal Trumpet).
Osakan Philharmonic Winds has released more than 50 CDs, earning rave reviews in a variety of media.
In 2009 the band traveled to Cincinnati to represent Asia in the14th World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference. In 2018, the Winds were invited to perform for the 49th Japan Band Clinic’s final concert. In December, 2019, they are honored to give the finale performance of the 73rd Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.
In 2019, receiving accolades from the international band world, the Osakan Philharmonic Winds proudly celebrate their 20th Anniversary.

 Tomo Matsuo (Resident Conductor of Osakan Philharmonic Winds)

Tomo Matsuo was appointed Resident Conductor of Osakan Philharmonic Winds in January of 2018.
For his inaugural concert, Matsuo and band welcomed New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joseph Alessi, who declared “This is a fantastic ensemble. They played with absolute precision and dedication and they sounded wonderful. Congratulations to Tomo on his conducting debut.”
Matsuo graduated from Soai University majoring in trumpet performance, studying with Hiroshi Tsubaki, Hiromu Tanaka and Robert Sullivan, and conducting and music theory under Yoshihiro Kimura and Kiyoyuki Tsujii.
Matsuo is active as a clinician, visiting schools and adult groups locally and internationally.