Need Players for Orchestra Performances at Pacifichem 2015

Japanese OrchestraThis winter, there is a great opportunity for the chemists, who love classic music, in Honolulu, Hawaii. During Pacifichem 2015, Chemistry Orchestra will have a series of special concerts (#A, #B, #C). The orchestra is now recruiting voluntary chemists who can join the concerts as a player. Anyone interested in this music performance, contact Dr. Michio Iwaoka (see below), who is leading the orchestra.

Chemistry Orchestra was founded in 2003 in Tokyo, Japan in the occasion of the 125 years anniversary of the Chemical Society of Japan by some voluntary chemists who love music as well as flasks and pipettes. Since then, the orchestra has had a number of opportunities to play Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, etc. in domestic meetings of Japanese chemical society and international meetings, such as Wissenschaftsforum Chemie 2011 in Bremen, Germany (photo).


#A, December 16, 7-9 pm, Full orchestra performance in Poster Session at Hawaiian Convention Center.
Frühlingsstimmen (Strauss II) / Symphony No.31 “Paris” (Mozart) / Waltzing Cat (Anderson) / etc.

#B, December 18, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Chamber music performance in Luncheon Honoring at Royal Hawaiian.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) / Divertimento K.136 (Mozart) / Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (Bach) / Clarinet Quintet (Mozart) / etc.

#C, December 20, 2-4 pm, Chamber music performance in Closing Reception at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) / Flute Quartet (Mozart) / etc.

Chemistry Orchestra is recruiting players for:
violin, viola, cello, contrabass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and percussions.


Dr. Michio Iwaoka (e-mail: at Department of Chemistry, Tokai University, Japan.

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