The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department is proud to present a faculty concert with Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano.

Join us for an evening of captivating music featuring the renowned Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa. With a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music from the Yale University School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Dr. Tamagawa has been a distinguished faculty member at Southwestern for over thirty years.


The concert program for the evening includes a delightful selection of pieces. Haruna Miyake is one of Japan’s most distinguished female composers. Her Five Variations on a Japanese Song ‘Akatombo,’ composed when she was fourteen, is based on a melody composed by Kosuke Yamada that remains a beloved song in Japan to this day. J.S. Bach’s somber Prelude and Fugue in B minor is the final pair of the first volume of the composer’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata no. 9 in C major, Op. 103, composed in 1947, seems to reflect the composer’s increasingly fragile health, and perhaps his sadness at the ravages of the recently concluded Second World War.

After an intermission, the concert concludes with a concerto. Dr. Tamagawa joins forces with the exceptional talents of Jessica Mathaes on violin, Adrienne Inglis on flute, and Daniel Kopp on cello to present Mozart’s Concerto in B-flat major, K. 595 in a new transcription for quartet. Composed early in the year of his untimely death, this work is the last of the great keyboard concertos of his maturity.

The audience will be captivated by the seamless collaboration and virtuosity displayed by these extraordinary musicians. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music, where the passion and skill of these performers will transport you to a world of musical enchantment.

Free and open to the public.

September 10, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. | Alma Thomas Theater


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