December 2020

NHK Symphony Orchestra December Concerts at NHK Hall

Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:00p.m.

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Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Kanon Matsuda, piano

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  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 1 F Minor Op. 10
  • Ifukube / "Ritmica Ostinata," for piano and orchestra
  • Ifukube / Japanese Rhapsody

No. 1954 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:00p.m.

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Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Evgeny Stavinsky, bass*
Orphei Drängar, male chorus*

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  • Johann Strauss II / "Im Krapfenwald’l," polka Op. 336
  • Shostakovich / Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1 — "March" "Lyrical Waltz" "Little Polka" "Waltz II"
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 13 B-flat Minor Op. 113 "Babi Yar"*

NHK Symphony Orchestra December Concerts at NHK Hall

Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Kanon Matsuda, piano

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  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 1 F Minor Op. 10
  • Ifukube / "Ritmica Ostinata," for piano and orchestra
  • Ifukube / Japanese Rhapsody

No. 1954 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Sunday, December 6, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Evgeny Stavinsky, bass*
Orphei Drängar, male chorus*

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  • Johann Strauss II / "Im Krapfenwald’l," polka Op. 336
  • Shostakovich / Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1 — "March" "Lyrical Waltz" "Little Polka" "Waltz II"
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 13 B-flat Minor Op. 113 "Babi Yar"*

NHK Symphony Orchestra December Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Friday, December 11, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor
Akiko Suwanai, violin

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  • The 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's Birth
  • Beethoven /"Egmont," incidental music Op.84 - Overture
  • Beethoven (Mahler) / String Quartet No. 11 F Minor Op. 95 "Serioso"(String Orchestra Version)
  • Beethoven / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 61

No. 1955 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, December 11, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Hannu Lintu, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

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  • Saariaho / Ciel d’hivier (2013) [Japan Première]
  • Grieg / Piano Concerto A Minor Op. 16
  • Stravinsky / "Pétrouchka," burlesque (1947 edition)

NHK Symphony Orchestra December Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:00p.m.

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Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor
Akiko Suwanai, violin

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  • The 250th Anniversary of Beethoven's Birth
  • Beethoven /"Egmont," incidental music Op.84 - Overture
  • Beethoven (Mahler) / String Quartet No. 11 F Minor Op. 95 "Serioso"(String Orchestra Version)
  • Beethoven / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 61

No. 1955 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:00p.m.

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Hannu Lintu, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

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  • Saariaho / Ciel d’hivier (2013) [Japan Première]
  • Grieg / Piano Concerto A Minor Op. 16
  • Stravinsky / "Pétrouchka," burlesque (1947 edition)

No. 1956 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

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  • Sviridov / Small Triptych (1964)
  • Prokofiev / "War and Peace," opera Op. 91 — "Waltz" in scene 2
  • A. Rubinstein / "The Demon," opera — "Lesginka" in act 2
  • Glinka / "Ivan Sussanin," opera — "Krakowiak"
  • Rimsky-Korsakov / "Snow Maiden," suite
  • Tchaikovsky / Fedoseyev / "The Sleeping Beauty," ballet suite

No. 1956 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

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  • Sviridov / Small Triptych (1964)
  • Prokofiev / "War and Peace," opera Op. 91 — "Waltz" in scene 2
  • A. Rubinstein / "The Demon," opera — "Lesginka" in act 2
  • Glinka / "Ivan Sussanin," opera — "Krakowiak"
  • Rimsky-Korsakov / "Snow Maiden," suite
  • Tchaikovsky / Fedoseyev / "The Sleeping Beauty," ballet suite

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Eri Takahashi, soprano
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Naoki Miyasato, tenor
Shin Taniguchi, baritone
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus

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  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 D Minor Op. 125 "Choral"

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Friday, December 25, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Eri Takahashi, soprano
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Naoki Miyasato, tenor
Shin Taniguchi, baritone
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus

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  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 D Minor Op. 125 "Choral"

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Eri Takahashi, soprano
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Naoki Miyasato, tenor
Shin Taniguchi, baritone
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus

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  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 D Minor Op. 125 "Choral"

JAPAN POST INSURANCE presents NHKSO Beethoven 9th Special Concert

Sunday, December 27, 2020 2:00p.m.

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Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Eri Takahashi, soprano
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Naoki Miyasato, tenor
Shin Taniguchi, baritone
New National Theatre Chorus, chorus
Masayo Katsuyama, organ*

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  • Bach / Suite No. 3 D Major BWV1068 - "Air"*
  • Bach (Duruflé) / "Jesus bleibet meine Freude," choral*
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 D Minor Op. 125 "Choral"