Concert

Europe Tour 2020 (Tallinn)

Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:00p.m.

Estonia Concert Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (London)

Monday, February 24, 2020 7:30p.m.

Royal Festival Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

Europe Tour 2020 (Paris)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:30p.m.

Philharmonie de Paris

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Vienna)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:30p.m.

Wiener Konzerthaus

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Cologne)

Friday, February 28, 2020 8:00p.m.

Kölner Philharmonie

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Dortmund)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00p.m.

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Amsterdam)

Monday, March 2, 2020 8:15p.m.
Concertgebouw

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

Europe Tour 2020 (Berlin)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00p.m.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Brussels)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:00p.m.

Palais des Beaux-Arts

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

The 108th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2019/2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Kanon Matsuda, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

Tokyo Performing Arts Festival 2020 Orchestra Series No. 51

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:00p.m.

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall

Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Kei Shirai, violin

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  • Mendelssohn / "Die Fingals-Höhle" Overture Op. 26
  • Bruch / Violin Concerto No. 1 G Minor Op. 26
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 3 E-flat Major Op. 97 "Rheinische"

Tokyo-HARUSAI Wagner Series vol.11 "Tristan und Isolde"(Concert Style/With Projected Images and Subtitles)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:00p.m.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Marek Janowski, conductor
Tristan:Andreas Schager
King Marke:Ain Anger
Isolde:Petra Lang
Kurwenal:Markus Eiche
Melot:Eijiro Kai
Brangäne:Elena Zhidkova
Ein Hirt, Stimme eines jungen Seemanns:Atsushi Kanno
Ein Steuermann:Satoshi Takada
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

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  • Wagner / “Tristan und Isolde” (concert style)

Tokyo-HARUSAI Wagner Series vol.11 "Tristan und Isolde"(Concert Style/With Projected Images and Subtitles)

Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00p.m.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Marek Janowski, conductor
Tristan:Andreas Schager
King Marke:Ain Anger
Isolde:Petra Lang
Kurwenal:Markus Eiche
Melot:Eijiro Kai
Brangäne:Elena Zhidkova
Ein Hirt, Stimme eines jungen Seemanns:Atsushi Kanno
Ein Steuermann:Satoshi Takada
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

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  • Wagner / “Tristan und Isolde” (concert style)

No. 1936 Subscription (Program A)

Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

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  • Toshio Hosokawa / Meditation – To the Victims of Tsunami 3. 11 – (2012)
  • John Adams / Saxophone Concerto (2013)
  • Vaughan Williams / Symphony No. 5 D Major

No. 1936 Subscription (Program A)

Sunday, April 12, 2020 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

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  • Toshio Hosokawa / Meditation – To the Victims of Tsunami 3. 11 – (2012)
  • John Adams / Saxophone Concerto (2013)
  • Vaughan Williams / Symphony No. 5 D Major

No. 1937 Subscription (Program C)

Friday, April 17, 2020 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Kanji Ishimaru, narrator*

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  • The 120th and 30th Anniversary of Copland’s Birth and his Death
  • Copland / 4 Dance Episodes from “Rodeo,” ballet
  • Copland / Quiet City
  • Copland / A Lincoln Portrait*
  • Copland / “Appalachian Spring,” ballet

No. 1937 Subscription (Program C)

Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Kanji Ishimaru, narrator*

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  • The 120th and 30th Anniversary of Copland’s Birth and his Death
  • Copland / 4 Dance Episodes from “Rodeo,” ballet
  • Copland / Quiet City
  • Copland / A Lincoln Portrait*
  • Copland / “Appalachian Spring,” ballet

No. 1938 Subscription (Program B)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00p.m.

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

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  • Haydn / Symphony No. 70 D Major Hob. I–70
  • Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto E Minor Op. 64
  • McTee / Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra (2002)

No. 1938 Subscription (Program B)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00p.m.

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

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  • Haydn / Symphony No. 70 D Major Hob. I–70
  • Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto E Minor Op. 64
  • McTee / Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra (2002)

The 109th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2019/2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Robert Spano, conductor
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar*

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  • Ravel / Alborada del gracioso
  • Rodrigo / Concierto de Aranjuez*
  • Berlioz / Symphonie fantastique op.14

Music Tomorrow 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020 4:00p.m.

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall  Access Seating chart

Robert Spano, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

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  • Akira Nishimura / Kakaisekai for Orchestra (2020) [Commission Work for NHK Symphony Orchestra / World Première]
  • Leshnoff / Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2015) [Japan Première]
  • Salonen / Nyx (2011) [Japan Première]
  • Toshio Hosokawa / Uzu for orchestra [The 68th Otaka Award Work]

No. 1940 Subscription (Program C)

Friday, May 15, 2020 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Maki Mori, soprano*
New National Theatre Chorus*, chorus

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  • Mozart / Symphony No. 31 D Major K. 297 “Paris”
  • Gershwin / Concerto in F
  • Poulenc / Gloria*

No. 1940 Subscription (Program C)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Maki Mori, soprano*
New National Theatre Chorus*, chorus

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  • Mozart / Symphony No. 31 D Major K. 297 “Paris”
  • Gershwin / Concerto in F
  • Poulenc / Gloria*

No. 1942 Subscription (Program C)

Friday, June 12, 2020 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

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  • Sibelius / “Rakastava,” suite Op. 14
  • Stravinsky / Violin Concerto D Major
  • Sibelius / “Finlandia,” tone poem Op. 26
  • Sibelius / Symphony No.1 E Minor Op. 39

No. 1942 Subscription (Program C)

Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

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  • Sibelius / “Rakastava,” suite Op. 14
  • Stravinsky / Violin Concerto D Major
  • Sibelius / “Finlandia,” tone poem Op. 26
  • Sibelius / Symphony No.1 E Minor Op. 39

No. 1943 Subscription (Program B)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:00p.m.

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Ann-Helen Moen, soprano
Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo soprano
Benjamin Bruns, tenor
Christian Immler, baritone
Bach Collegium Japan, chorus

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  • The 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth
  • Beethoven / Missa solemnis D Major Op. 123

No. 1943 Subscription (Program B)

Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:00p.m.

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Ann-Helen Moen, soprano
Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo soprano
Benjamin Bruns, tenor
Christian Immler, baritone
Bach Collegium Japan, chorus

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  • The 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth
  • Beethoven / Missa solemnis D Major Op. 123

Kent Nagano conducts Widmann “Arche”

Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:00p.m.

Suntory Hall  Access 

Jörg Widmann, composer
Kent Nagano, conductor
Marlis Petersen, soprano
Thomas E. Bauer, baritone
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus
Audi Jugendchorakademie, chorus
NHK Tokyo Children Chorus, children's chorus
Rukana Saito, children narrator
Noa Miyake, children narrator

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  • Widmann / “Arche,” oratorio (2017) [Japan Première]

The 110th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2019/2020

Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Jean-Luc Tingaud, conductor
Radek Baborák, horn*

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  • Bizet / "Carmen," opera - Prélude
  • Ravel / "Une barque sur l´océan"
  • Bizet / "L´Arlésienne" suite No. 2
  • Dukas / Villanelle*
  • Pauer / Horn Concerto*
  • Ravel / "Daphnis et Chloé," suite No. 2

Meidensha presents the NHK Symphony Orchestra Masterpiece Concert

Friday, July 17, 2020 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access 

Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Elgar / Cello Concerto No.2 E minor, Op. 85
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 6 B Minor Op. 74 "Pathétique"

G. Bizet: Opera "Carmen" (concert style) by Paavo Järvi & NHKSO

Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:00p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Carmen:Valduhi Abrahmyan
Don José:Azer Zada
Micaëla:Golda Schultz
Escamillo:Alexander Vinogradov
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus
Suginami Junior Chorus, children's chorus

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  • Bizet / "Carmen," opera (concert style)

G. Bizet: Opera "Carmen" (concert style) by Paavo Järvi & NHKSO

Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:00p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Carmen:Valduhi Abrahmyan
Don José:Azer Zada
Micaëla:Golda Schultz
Escamillo:Alexander Vinogradov
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus
Suginami Junior Chorus, children's chorus

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  • Bizet / "Carmen," opera (concert style)