BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2699@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20101105T000000Z DTEND:20101105T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Sumi Jo\, established world-class diva praised as having the &l dquo\;greatest gift from Heaven&rdquo\; by the late Herbert von Karajan\ , showcases her stunning voice under the direction of <strong>Tomomi Nis himoto</strong> \, dynamic yet elegant conductor who brings a new world to the American audience.\n\n<strong>Date &amp\; Time:</strong> &nbsp\; No vember 5.&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\; 8:00 p.m. \n <strong> Venue:</strong> &nbsp \;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\; <a href= "http://www.ocpac.org/home/" target="_blank">Orange County Performance Art Center </a>\n<strong>Orchestra:</strong> &nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\;&nbsp\; <a href="http://www.pacificsymphony.org/" target="_blank">Pacific Symphony Or chestra</a>\n\nTickets:\n <a href="http://www.ocpac.org/ticketing/tickets/ reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=7533" target="_blank">http://www.ocpac.org/ ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=7533</a>\n\nFor more info rmation: \n <a href="http://www.samonpromotion.com/global/nishimoto-usa/" target="_blank">http://www.samonpromotion.com/global/nishimoto-usa/</a>\n< strong></strong>\n<strong>TOMOMI NISHIMOTO&nbsp\; (Conductor) \n </strong> \n\nAs a graduate of the Osaka College of Music\, where she received her Bachelor of Music in Composition\, Tomomi Nishimoto is currently acting a s the Principal Guest Conductor with the State Symphony Orchestra of Russ ia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra). Upon graduation\, Nishimoto went abroa d to the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia and pursued furthe r study in opera and symphony conducting. She is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships\, including Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan& rsquo\;s Internship in Arts and Music scholarship and Idemitsu Music Awar d.\n\nAs a talented conductor\, Nishimoto has held various appointments in her career. From 2004 to 2006\, she served as the Principal Guest Condu ctor for the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Th eatre. She has also served as the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director f or Russian Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Foundation from 2004 to 2007. Other accomplishment of Nishimoto&rsquo\;s during her time in Russi a includes performance with the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra &ldquo\;Ru ssian Philharmonic&rdquo\;. All these posts are seldom granted to those of non-Russian background.\n\nNishimoto has been invited to numerous music festivals as well. These include: Split Summer Festival\, Dubrovnik Summe r Festival\, Prague Proms\, and Vilnius Music Festival. \n In 2007\, Nish imoto set her foot into Europe with a successful performance at the Bruck ner Orchestra Linz concert held at Brucknerhaus in Austria. Capitalizing on her newly gained notoriety in Europe\, she later performed with variou s European ensembles. These include: Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra\, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra\, British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra\, Romanian State Philharmonic Orchestra (George Enescu)\, Lithuanian Natio nal Symphony Orchestra\, and Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.\n\nIn a ddition to her orchestral activities\, Nishimoto is also a renowned opera conductor. Her work includes successful collaborations with the Hungaria n State Opera House and the Prague State Opera.\n\nSince then\, she has al so been working as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum\, w hich hosts annual meeting in Davos\, Switzerland. Through her endeavors t o serve as a leader\, she has attracted attention from around the world.\ n\nLater this year\, she is scheduled to perform a concert with the Lithu anian National Symphony Orchestra\, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra a nd with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. On top of all these\, she will also make a foray into the United States by working with the American Symphony Orchestra. In Japan\, she is scheduled to be promoted to be the Executiv e Producer of the Tokyo-To Hachioji-Shi Civic Center. SUMMARY:CONCERT: Sumi Jo with Tomomi Nishimoto URL:/en/events/2010/11/05/concert-sumi-jo-with-tomomi-nishimoto/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR