AIVA: AI OKINAWA-encounter with "Okinawa" The trip begins in Okinawa. COO Takeuchi of Innoqua Inc. will explain the appeal point of coral reefs. Along with the beautiful underwater video of Okinawa and Augmented Reality (AR), the artificial intelligence AIVA will unveil a new song it composed after learning about Okinawan folk songs. What does AIVA think of Okinawa?
Grieg: The Last Spring from ‘Two Elegiac Melodies’ This is a string ensemble piece based on a work of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. It’s about an old hero who feels sadness in the breath of spring. The beautiful melody is delivered along with the excellent work of the "Traveling Seafood" photo contest, which symbolizes the brilliance of youth.
Smetana: The Moldau from “My Fatherland” Bedrich Smetana, who is regarded as the father of Czech music, depicted his love for his homeland under Austrian rule and its scenery in this story. Beethoven might be the most famous composer who struggled with hearing loss, but Smetana also lost his hearing at the age of 50 and could not hear the first performance of the Moldau. Underwater cameraman Takuya Nakamura's spectacular underwater videos will also be featured along with the performance that you should not miss.
Debussy: ‘Syrinx’ This solo flute piece is inspired by the beautiful spirit Syrinx from Greek mythology. Syrinx is chased by Herdsman Pan and hides in a bush of reeds with the help of a river fairy. Pan tries to catch Syrinx but all he catches in his hands are reeds. Finally, Pan makes a flute with the reeds and names it Syrinx. A unique collaboration between the elusive melody of French composer Debussy and the Japanese Awa Odori dance will undoubtedly be remarkable and exciting.
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from the Opera "Prince Igor"(feat. Awa Odori) This piece is an opera by Alexander Borodin, one of Russia's most famous composers. However, this opera was not actually completed. Borodin was a chemist who only worked on his music compositions in his spare time. This work was completed by a younger composer after his death. The title ‘Prince Igor’ refers to the monarch of the Principality of Kiev. He led an army to attack the nomadic Tatars, but was taken prisoner. The enemy general had a high regard for him and performed a dance to entertain him. With the amazing melody, the entire venue will be involved in the circle of Awa Odori dance on the day of the show.
Dvorak: ‘Symphony No. 8 in G major’ Dvorak, one of the most famous Czech composers, completed this symphony in just over two months. The entire piece is full of beautiful melodies that portrays the rural landscape of his homeland. The first movement has a lovely melancholy cello tone and the second is filled with heartbreaking emotions. Movement three contains mixed feelings, while confidence and plain cool fills up the fourth movement. The perfect blend between elegant melody and interactive movies will take you to the new world of art.