What's New: Conductors and a program to be changed
(NHK Symphony Orchestra September Concerts at
NHK Hall & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)
- Webern (Schwarz) / Langsamer Satz (String Orchestra Version)
- R. Strauss / "Capriccio," opera Op. 85 – Sextet (String Orchestra Version)
- R. Strauss / "Der Bürger als Edelmann," suite Op. 60*
Junichi Hirokami, conductorJunichi Hirokami, the winner of the first International Kirill Kondrashin Competition for conductors in Amsterdam in 1984, has appeared as a guest-conductor with the world’s major orchestras such as the Orchestre national de France, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He successively served as Chief Conductor of Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of Limburg Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands, Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra of the United States.
He is also a devotee of operatic works and has led various productions to success including works of Gluck, Mozart to Verdi and Puccini, and the Japan premiere performance of Osvaldo Noe Golijov’s Ainadamar.
In Japan, he assumed the position of Chief Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra in 2008, also becoming its Music Advisor from 2014 as well, and from April 2020, he has been Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor of the orchestra, while also Friendship Guest Conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra from April 2017. He serves as professor at Tokyo College of Music to train young conductors. He is one of the few Japanese conductors working with the NHK Symphony Orchestra on a regular basis. In 2016, he was presented the Arima Prize by the orchestra.
Kei Shirai (Guest Concertmaster of NHKSO), violin*
Tickets go on sale from Friday, August 28, 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