No. 1951 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:00p.m. (doors open at 5:00p.m.)

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

NHK Symphony Orchestra 2020/21 Season Subscription Concerts
(Refund of subscription concert tickets and announcement of newly planned concerts)

The NHK Symphony Orchestra prepared to host its 2020/21 season subscription concerts starting from September this year by assuring public health safety, however, as we are required to implement thorough countermeasures against COVID-19 infection, we have reached the conclusion that hosting concerts with subscribers at their own seating to enjoy the performance would be extremely difficult. Also due to the travel ban placed between Japan and overseas countries as well as to eliminate health risks on stage, there is no prospect of welcoming subscribers with programs we originally planned.

Therefore the NHK Symphony Orchestra has decided to cancel its 2020/21 season subscription concerts, instead, we shall host a new type of concerts on the same dates and at the same venues as the subscription concerts would have taken place. The details and how to purchase tickets will be announced as soon as decided. The tickets will be refunded to those who have already purchased subscription tickets.

Since the 1st subscription concert in 1927, the NHK Symphony Orchestra has never failed to present under whatever the circumstances may have been, even during the war, therefore cancellation due to the pandemic was extremely a difficult decision for us. We apologize for not being able to meet the expectations of those who have been looking forward to the performances, but we ask for your kind understanding.

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NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

  • Rakhmaninov / “The Isle of the Dead,” sym. poem Op. 29
  • Debussy / “La mer,” trois esquisses symphoniques
  • etc
  • David Afkham, conductor David Afkham, conductor

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the 18th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition, which had been scheduled for October 2020, has been announced to be postponed by one year. Program A of our November 2020 subscription concert was to have the winner of the competition as the soloist for Chopin Piano Concerto (No.1 or No.2), therefore the soloist will be changed accordingly along with the program. The new soloist and the program are currently under discussion, and will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. (as of May 20, 2020)


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Ordinary Ticket 8,900 7,400 5,800 4,700 3,700 1,600
Youth Ticket 5,500 4,500 3,500 2,500 1,500 -
Seating chart
  • *E seats are non-reserved seats
  • *About Youth tickets (Available at N-Kyo Guide)
  • *Subscribers receive a 10% discount (Except E seats / Available at N-Kyo Guide and NHKSO WEB Ticket)
  • *For wheelchair-accessible seats, please refer to the N-Kyo Guide
  • *Please note that no space is available for concert-goers to wait inside the hall before the doors open.
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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