Nicholas Buc

Composer | Conductor | Arranger

A magical month in Japan

August started off with a wonderful trip to the land of the rising sun. My first two weeks there were filled with incredible food, shopping and sightseeing that only a place like Japan has to offer. On the musical menu was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Raiders of the Lost Ark, back to back! With both the Tokyo Philharmonic and then Osaka Philharmonic needing to learn both film scores in just a few days of rehearsal, it was certainly a gruelling week. But they were absolute troopers and pulled off some incredible performances of these two masterpieces of cinema. Following a brief week back in New York, I then returned to Japan in late August to continue the Williams fest, or is that feast?! This time it was for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, with the Tokyo Philharmonic touring around the country and bringing all kinds of magic to Osaka, Nagoya and Fukui. A little side trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka only helped me get in the right mood! That and butterbeer...

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