NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo


NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo chief conductor PAAVO JÄRVI

Tugan Sokhiev
An Interview with
Tugan Sokhiev

"This exchange, total exchange, from me to them and from them to me, that’s what makes it so interesting" - Tugan Sokhiev tells us the charm of the French repertoire, which he will cond...

Scheduled Broadcast


Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:00p.m. ~ 11:00p.m.

NHK Educational TV NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1912 Subscription (Program A)」

Beethoven / Piano Concerto No.5 E-flat major op.73 “Emperor”

John Adams / Harmonielehre (1985)

Edo de Waart, conductor
Ronald Brautigam, piano

収録 May 11, 2019 NHK Hall


Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:00p.m. ~ 11:00p.m.

NHK Educational TV NHK Symphony Orchestra Concert

「No.1913 Subscription (Program C)」

Sibelius / Andante festivo

Tubin / Symphony No.5 b minor (1946)

Brahms / Symphony No.4 e minor op.98

Neeme Järvi, conductor

収録 May 17, 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.