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NHKSO 90th Anniversary Special Concerts


NHK Symphony Orchestra is marking its 90th anniversary year in 2016. We will be presenting magnificent concerts with a gorgeous line-up of soloists and programs to celebrate the season.


To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we will perform the following three special concerts series.


Three world-renowned conductors who are most closely associated with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi, Chief Conductor, Charles Dutoit, Music Director Emeritus, and Herbert Blomstedt, Honorary Conductor, will each conduct a concert series with programs of audience favorites featuring top soloists from around the world. (Concert details will be announced on our website as soon as they are finalized.) I hope you will enjoy the concerts.




NHK Symphony Orchestra 90th Anniversary Special Concert
Mahler : Sinfonie der Tausend

Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor

Soloists / Chorus : tba

Mahler / Symphony No.8 E-flat major “Sinfonie der Tausend”


NHK Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Anniversary Commemoration
No.1851 Subscription Concert (Program A)
Bizet : Carmen

Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00p.m.*

Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall

Charles Dutoit, conductor

Carmen : Kate Aldrich    etc.

New National Theatre Chorus, chorus

NHK Tokyo Children Chorus, children chorus

Bizet / “Carmen”, opera (concert style)

* Please note that it will be held on a different day of the week than usual subscription concerts.


NHK Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Anniversary Commemoration
Beethoven : 9th Symphony Concerts

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:00p.m.

Friday, December 23, 2016 3:00p.m.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:00p.m.

Sunday, December 25, 2016 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Soloists : tba

Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

Beethoven / Symphony No.9 d minor op.125 “Choral”