NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo


NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo chief conductor PAAVO JÄRVI

Paavo Järvi
An Interview with
Paavo Järvi

"It is certainly a very important work, and one that influenced Mahler" - Paavo Järvi tells us why Hans Rott's Symphony No.1, which he will conduct in Program A of the February 2019 sub...

Today's Concert

FEB 20

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No.1908 Subscription (Program B)

Suntory Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor - Stravinsky

Scheduled Broadcast


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:00p.m. ~ 9:10p.m.

NHK-FM NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1908 Subscription (Program B)」

Stravinsky / “Feu d’artifice”, fantasy op.4

Stravinsky / “Scherzo fantastique” op.3

Stravinsky / “Scherzo à la russe”

Stravinsky / “Chant funèbre”, op.5

Stravinsky / “Le sacre du printemps”, ballet

Paavo Järvi, conductor

生放送 February 20, 2019 Suntory Hall


Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:00p.m. ~ 11:00p.m.

NHK Educational TV NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1903 Subscription (Program C)」

Roussel / “Bacchus et Ariane”, ballet suite No.2

Saint-Saëns / Cello Concerto No.1 a minor op.33

Berlioz / “Le carnaval romain”, overture op.9

Respighi / “Pini di Roma”, sym. poem

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

収録 January 11, 2019 NHK Hall


ⓒBelinda Lawley


The history of the NHK Symphony Orchestra dates back to October 5th, 1926 when a professional orchestra called the New Symphony Orchestra was formed. After being briefly called the Japan Symphony Orchestra, it was renamed the NHK Symphony Orchestra when it began to receive full financial support from Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1951. During those years, the orchestra invited German conductor Joseph Rosenstock as its Chief Conductor, under whose baton the orchestra established the foundation to become Japan’s leading orchestra. Thereafter, the orchestra continually invited many of the world’s most renowned conductors of the time, including Herbert von Karajan, Ernest Ansermet, Joseph Keilberth and Lovro von Matačić, to name but a few, and worked with some of the world’s most celebrated soloists to offer the public innumerable outstanding performances which have become entrenched as part of Japan’s history of classical music. The subscription concerts series, which is the core of its activities, started on February 20th, 1927, and has continued without interruption ever since, even during the Second World War.