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Name NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Chairman Keiichi Imamura
Location 2-16-49 Takanawa, Minato-ku Tokyo
TEL: 03-5793-8111
April 27, 1942
1926: October
New Symphony Orchestra (Formed as an unincorporated organization)
1942: April
Japan Symphony Orchestra (Established as an incorporated foundation)
1951: August
Renamed the NHK Symphony Orchestra
1960: August - November
Around the world concert tour visiting 24 cities across 12 countries, the first overseas tour by a Japanese orchestra
1986: October
The 1000th subscription concert series
2010: April 1st
Became a public interest incorporated foundation
2013: August
First appearance in the Salzburg Festival
2022: September
Fabio Luisi assumed the position of Chief Conductor
Permanent property 30 million yen
Total income 3,100 million yen
Employees (as of March 31, 2023) 132 (Musicians: 97 / Office staff: 20 / Non-regular employees: 15)
Under the supervision of The Cabinet Office
Purpose To augment Japan's music and artistic standard through symphonic music performances and to achieve its social and cultural mission
Operations 1. Concerts on radio and television
2. Concerts for the public
3. Research and facilities management for concerts
4. Publishing orchestra magazines
5. Managing activities to pursue its goals
Executives(as of June 16, 2023)
Keiichi Imamura (as of July 1, 2021)
General Director
Koichi Nakanoya
Takashi Samizo
Nonexecutive Director
Naoki Aikawa
Yukako Uchinaga
Tomoyuki Okada
Hiroyuki Kasahara
Hirotaka Sugiyama
Masami Zeniya
Hiroaki Dan
Mamoru Mohri
Nonexecutive Auditor
Takayuki Eguchi
Kazunori Hamamura
Nobuo Inaba
Toshiaki Egashira
Koichi Kabayama
Tomoko Kumanomido
Satoshi Seino
Hiroaki Tanaka
Fumi Dan
Setsuko Tsuboi
Akio Maeda
Kei Matsui
Satoshi Miura
Hiroo Yamana
Osamu Watanabe
Concert venue for subscription concerts NHK Hall, Suntory Hall
Corporate Membership(as of March 31, 2023)
with special support of
Iwatani Corporation / Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. / Mizuho Bank, Ltd. / Shibuya Scholarship Foundation
with special assistance of
BMW Group Japan / All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. / Yamaha Corporation / Palace Hotel Co., Ltd.
Subscribers(as of March 31, 2023) 7,775
Association with NHK The NHK Symphony Orchestra endeavors to raise and further develop Japan's music and artistic standard by performing symphonic music in cooperation with NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) by participating in NHK's broadcast programs as well as performing concerts for the general public, for which NHK granted a subsidy of 1.7 billion yen in 2022.
a old Photo of first subscription concert