Yoshiki Classical Special featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage – 57th Street and 7th Avenue
Admission: $40 – $105
Although known as the founder of X Japan, the most successful rock band in Japanese history, and a major influencer in the Visual Kei movement, Yoshiki is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musician. In 1999 he composed and performed an orchestral piece and piano concerto to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Japanese Emperor’s reign. Having composed the 2012 Golden Globe Awards theme song, he went on to compose the theme song and conduct the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo in 2015.
Yoshiki’s recent album Yoshiki Classical features collaborations with legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, and it debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries.
After realizing his dream of performing at Madison Square Garden with X Japan two years ago, Yoshiki will make another dream a reality in January when he performs as a pianist onstage at Carnegie Hall with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. For two nights, January 12 and 13, Yoshiki will perform his original compositions alongside the world-renowned Tokyo Philharmonic, which was named one of the Top 10 greatest orchestras in the world by CNN in 2015, and he will play several traditional Classical pieces.
Special VIP Meet & Greet Packages are available for each night. In addition to a pre-concert meet and greet with Yoshiki, the package includes a sound check experience and amazing prizes. This is a unique opportunity to see the Classical side of one of the world’s hardest rocking drummers.
To purchase tickets and VIP Meet & Greet Packages, please visit Yoshiki’s official website.