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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.

(Update 1/6/2016)




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

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

NHK Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor

Erin Wall, soprano

Angela Meade, soprano

Claudia Boyle, soprano

Katarina Dalayman, alto

Annely Peebo, alto

Michael Schade, tenor

Michael Nagy, baritone

Ain Anger, bass

New National Theatre Chorus, chorus

Ritsuyukai Choir, chorus

NHK Tokyo Children Chorus, children chorus

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

Kate Aldrich, Carmen

Marcelo Puente, Don José

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Escamillo

Sylvia Schwartz, Micaëla

Akira Hasegawa, Zuniga

Kei Yonashiro, Moralès

Hidekazu Machi, Le Dancaïro

Jun Takahashi, Le Remendado

Kaori Hirai, Frasquita

Makiko Yamashita, Mercédès

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

Simona Šaturová , soprano

Elisabeth Kulman, alto

Joel Prieto, tenor

Jongmin Park, baritone

Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

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