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Suntory Hall prepared for Cleveland Orchestra
Special oak, champagne bubbles, German influence all go into jewel in Tokyo
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Mitsuko Uchida rehearses the Cleveland Orchestra for a performance of Mozart concertos at Suntory Hall.
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The Cleveland Orchestra performed to a sold-out audience last night at Tokyo's Suntory Hall. Mitsuko Uchida conducted Mozart from the keyboard and it was an artistic as well as a business triumph for one of the world's most celebrated acoustic spaces, Suntory Hall. Japanese audiences show their appreciation by clapping their hands over their head, the equivalent of a standing ovation, and all hands were raised after Uchida took hers off the keyboard. 

 
WKSU's Vivian Goodman is in Tokyo. While the orchestra rehearsed for the concert, she took a tour of Suntory Hall with its senior manager for artistic programming, Junichi Isogai:
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