The national band of the Ministry of Information’s Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) and artists, led by Japan’s Yunosuke Yamamoto, the conductor and composer, jointly conducted Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra 2018 at the National Theatre in Yangon yesterday afternoon.
The performance was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and wife Daw Khin Mi Mi Kywe, Yangon Region Advocate U Han Htoo, Yangon Region ministers, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi, officials, invited guests and the public.
During the performance, musicians from MRTV and the Japanese musicians jointly played Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1 Lest Toreadors, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (excerpt), Brahms’ Hungarian dance No. 5 and No. 1, Mozart’s Ave Verum Curpus, Myanma sate yin Myanma shukhin (Myanmar’s original thought and Myanmar’s scenery), Maha (majestic), Beauty and the Beast, Despacito and Mahn Taung Yeik Kho (Taking refuge beneath Shwe Mahn Mountain).
Later, U Phyo Min Thein, Tateshi Higuchi, U Han Htoo, Yangon Region Minister for Planning and Finance U Myint Thaung, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe and Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung presented bouquets and flower baskets to Japanese troupe leader Yunosuke Yamamoto, Japanese pianist Kyoko Koyama, the MRTV national band, singers, the Japanese cultural group and the Myanmar cultural group. They also took commemorative group photographs with the artists.—Myanmar News Agency