Sunday, June 1, 2008

Saito Kinen Festival - 小澤征爾の松本


How many years have passed since Saito-school players gathered as memorial Saito Orchestra? I admire this orchestra from the very beginning for its exceptional quality of ensemble. I picked this topic because I saw some special programs in the satellite broadcast.
Every year one can enjoy this ultimate ensemble in Saito Kinen Festival, but the tickets are difficult to get and also tend to be rather expensive, so I have been reluctant, but this year, sorry to say this, Seiji since you were rather ill, and a thought that it could be the last chance popped up in my mind with anxiety. I eventually determined to visit Matsumoto this time, and to be ready for the release of tickets on Saturday a week ago.
At 10:00 in the morning when the time came, the network was stuck already and it took 3 or 4 minutes for me to successful open the ticket site to find my target concert was sold. An astounding rush beyond my expectation. I was then on the keyboard for the same program in the weekday, my back-up plan, and managed to reserve 2 A-seat tickets for 20,000 yen each but rather way back in the very right end. A sentiment of dissatisfaction paying this much money for such seats was there. By the evening, all the seats were anyway gone, and yet more than 100 postings I saw in Yahoo Auctions! These guys are only burdening music lovers! From oil to cereal, this kind of money worshipers make me feel very depressed.

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