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Special Mozart Exhibition to Open at the Min-On Music Museum

Portrait of a young Mozart by Fra Felice Cignaroli, Austrian composer (from the collection of Bin Ebisawa)

Beginning August 15, the Min-On Music Museum will feature a special autumn exhibition titled "A Mozart Journey--Mozart Exhibition from the Collection of Bin Ebisawa." The exhibition, sponsored by the Min-On Music Museum and Japan Mozart Research Institute, commemorates the 250th birth anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). The exhibition presents memorabilia related to the life of this musical genius, including original scores, portraiture and letters he received from friends and acquaintances. Panels introduce the life of the talented composer. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, a lecture by Bin Ebisawa, president of the Japan Mozart Research Institute, and a concert titled "A Mozart Journey" will be featured on Sunday, September 17, and Thursday, November 23 (see below for details).

In preparation, the Min-On Music Museum exhibition rooms will be closed to the public from September 11 through 14.

[Special Exhibition: Duration: Fri., Sep. 15 through Sat., Dec. 23, 2006. Venue: Min-On Music Museum, 2nd Floor. Hours: Weekdays and Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing time.) Closed Mondays; except when Monday falls on a holiday, the exhibition will remain open and instead be closed on the following Tuesday. Admission is free..

Lecture and Concert: Lecture: Bin Ebisawa, president of the Japan Mozart Research Institute. Fortepiano: Keiko Ogawa. Date and Time: Sun., Sep. 17, from 5:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 23, from 5:30 p.m. Venue: Min-On Music Museum, 2nd Floor, Vintage Piano Room (80 seats). Admission is free..

To apply for a seat at the lecture/concert, send a fax, no later than Tue. Sep. 5, to: 03-5362-3556, with your name, telephone number and fax number, together with the requested date of the concert: "Lecture/Concert: ( date ). One seat per request. If there are more requests than seats, there will be a random drawing. Winners will be notified via fax by Sun. Sep. 10. For information about the exhibition or lecture/concert, call: 03-5362-3555. Note: Lecture will be in Japanese. ]