June 2020 Subscription Concerts to be cancelled
As part of the measures to prevent the spread of COVID 19 infection, the NHK Symphony Orchestra will, with regret, call off the June subscription concerts (all 6 concerts in 3 programs). There will be no performance of any kind (including those without audience) and therefore no FM or TV broadcast live or delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those who have been looking forward to the performances, but we ask for your kind understanding.
Tickets for the concerts will be refunded, so please keep the ticket/s you have purchased safe. As for how to receive the refund, either N-kyo guide or the ticket agency where you purchased the ticket/s will be contacting you sometime later.
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
- Mahler / Symphony No. 9 D MajorProgram Note (PDF)
Kent Nagano, conductorKent Nagano, a Japanese American conductor with ancestry tracing back to Kumamoto Prefecture, made his first appearance in Japan in 1986, conducting the New Japan Philharmonic to present Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) in a concert as a part of Suntory Hall’s inauguration. Along with modern- and present-day orchestral works, he is especially strong with vocal works such as operas as well as oratorios. He has brought numerous new operas to the world including John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer and Péter Eötvös’s Tri sestry (Three Sisters). He reads scores minutely and incisively, remains unperturbed when presenting works, yet, drives his audiences into exhilaration. He has such a rare musicality. He has served in positions such as Music Director of the Opéra National de Lyon and the Bayerische Staatsoper, and is currently Music Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, General Music Director of the Hamburgische Staatsoper and the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, while frequently returning to the podiums of prestigious orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. For his first collaboration with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, he has picked Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 and Widmann’s new oratorio Arche, for which he himself gave the world premiere performance in 2017. It seems he will be revealing the entire picture of himself through such performances.
[Kent Nagano by Takuo Ikeda, music journalist]
Tickets go on sale from Sunday, March 1, 2020 / Ticket for subscriber: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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- *Repertoire, conductor, soloists and program order are subject to change without notice.
- *Pre-school children are not allowed in the concert hall