Stanisław Skrowaczewski celebrates his 90th birthday in Tokyo on 3 October 2013 with a performance with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, where he holds the title of Honorary Conductor Laureate.
Skrowaczewski will conduct a series of concerts in Tokyo, including several performances of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, a work that he conducted in the presence of the composer in 1948 at its Paris premiere. The rest of his season includes returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others.
During the Minnesota lockout, Skrowacewski, who was music director in Minneapolis for 19 years, has been outspokenly on the musicians’ side.
We wish him the happiest and busiest of birthdays.
If you’re a Minnesotan or Mancunian, send him a greeting via Slipped Disc.