Maasaki Suzuki Open Rehearsal

  • 17 Nov 2017
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Harvard Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

Maasaki Suzuki Open Rehearsal

Harvard Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, November 17 at 4pm

Maasaki Suzuki, award-winning Japanese organist, harpsichordist, and conductor presents Bach: Symphony in E minor Wq. 178 (H. 653). The public is invited to this free open rehearsal with Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Suzuki, 2017 Christoph Wolff Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Masaaki Suzuki is a Conductor and the Founder and Artistic Director of Bach Collegium Japan. Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building up an outstanding reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances.

Masaaki Suzuki combines his conducting career with his work as organist and harpsichordist. Born in Kobe, he graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music with a degree in composition and organ performance and went on to study harpsichord and organ at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam under Ton Koopman and Piet Kee. Founder and Professor Emeritus of the early music department at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he was on the choral conducting faculty at the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2009 until 2013, where he remains affiliated as the principal guest conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

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