Subscription Concerts 2020-2021

No. 1945 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Anna Larsson, mezzo soprano
New National Theatre Chorus, female chorus
NHK Tokyo Children Chorus, children’s chorus

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  • Mahler / Symphony No. 3 D Minor

No. 1945 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Sunday, September 13, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Anna Larsson, mezzo soprano
New National Theatre Chorus, female chorus
NHK Tokyo Children Chorus, children’s chorus

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  • Mahler / Symphony No. 3 D Minor

No. 1946 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, September 18, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Olli Mustonen, piano

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  • Bartók / “The Miraculous Mandarin,” suite
  • Bartók / Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Bartók / Concerto for Orchestra

No. 1946 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Olli Mustonen, piano

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  • Bartók / “The Miraculous Mandarin,” suite
  • Bartók / Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Bartók / Concerto for Orchestra

No. 1947 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

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

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Horn Section of NHKSO, horns
  Nobuaki Fukukawa
  Hitoshi Imai
  Yasushi Katsumata
  Naoki Ishiyama

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  • Kodály / Shimono Miserere
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 4 D Minor Op. 120
  • Schumann / Konzertstück for 4 Horns F Major Op. 86
  • Kodály / Concerto for Orchestra

No. 1947 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Horn Section of NHKSO, horns
  Nobuaki Fukukawa
  Hitoshi Imai
  Yasushi Katsumata
  Naoki Ishiyama

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  • Kodály / Shimono Miserere
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 4 D Minor Op. 120
  • Schumann / Konzertstück for 4 Horns F Major Op. 86
  • Kodály / Concerto for Orchestra

No. 1949 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00p.m.

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*The concert (C–2) usually held on Saturday will be held on Thursday at 7:00 pm this month.

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone

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  • Nielsen / “Aladdin,” suite Op. 34 - “Oriental Festive March” “Hindu Dance” “The Market Place in Ispahan” “Negro Dance”
  • Larsson / Saxophone Concerto Op. 14
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 5 E-flat Major Op. 82

No. 1949 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, October 23, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone

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  • Nielsen / “Aladdin,” suite Op. 34 - “Oriental Festive March” “Hindu Dance” “The Market Place in Ispahan” “Negro Dance”
  • Larsson / Saxophone Concerto Op. 14
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 5 E-flat Major Op. 82

No. 1953 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Mayumi Miyata, sho*
Laura Aikin, soprano**

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  • Takemitsu / Ceremonial: An Autumn Ode (1992)*
  • Tilson Thomas / Poems of Emily Dickinson (2002)**
  • Copland / Symphony No. 3

No. 1953 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Mayumi Miyata, sho*
Laura Aikin, soprano**

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  • Takemitsu / Ceremonial: An Autumn Ode (1992)*
  • Tilson Thomas / Poems of Emily Dickinson (2002)**
  • Copland / Symphony No. 3

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”*

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”*

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)

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

No. 1957 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Juanjo Mena, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano*

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  • Pierné / “Ramuntcho,”incidental music—Overture
  • Falla / “Noches en los jardines de España,” impresiones sinfónicas*
  • Ginastera / “Panambí,” ballet suite Op. 1a
  • Ravel / “Daphnis et Chloé,” suite No. 1 & No. 2

No. 1957 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:00p.m.

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Juanjo Mena, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano*

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  • Pierné / “Ramuntcho,”incidental music—Overture
  • Falla / “Noches en los jardines de España,” impresiones sinfónicas*
  • Ginastera / “Panambí,” ballet suite Op. 1a
  • Ravel / “Daphnis et Chloé,” suite No. 1 & No. 2

No. 1958 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, January 22, 2021, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin*

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  • Ravel / Rapsodie espagnole
  • Chausson / Poème Op. 25*
  • Ravel / Tzigane*
  • Chausson / Symphony B-flat Major Op. 20

No. 1958 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin*

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  • Ravel / Rapsodie espagnole
  • Chausson / Poème Op. 25*
  • Ravel / Tzigane*
  • Chausson / Symphony B-flat Major Op. 20

No. 1959 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburgisches Konzert No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / “Coriolan,” overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

No. 1959 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburgisches Konzert No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / “Coriolan,” overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

No. 1960 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello

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  • Prokofiev / “The Love for Three Oranges,” suite Op. 33bis
  • Prokofiev / Cello Concerto E Minor Op. 58
  • Prokofiev / Symphony No. 4 C Major Op. 112 (1947 revised version)

No. 1960 Subscription (Program A) (Cancelled)

Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello

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  • Prokofiev / “The Love for Three Oranges,” suite Op. 33bis
  • Prokofiev / Cello Concerto E Minor Op. 58
  • Prokofiev / Symphony No. 4 C Major Op. 112 (1947 revised version)

No. 1961 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, February 12, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

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  • Smetana / “The Bartered Bride,” opera — Three Dances
  • Szymanowski / Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 35
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 6 D Major Op. 60

No. 1961 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Lisa Batiashvili, violin

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  • Smetana / “The Bartered Bride,” opera — Three Dances
  • Szymanowski / Violin Concerto No. 1 Op. 35
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 6 D Major Op. 60

No. 1962 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

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  • Schumann / “Die Braut von Messina,” overture Op. 100
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 5 E-flat Major Op. 73 “Emperor”
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 3 E-flat Major Op. 97 “Rheinische”

No. 1962 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

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  • Schumann / “Die Braut von Messina,” overture Op. 100
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 5 E-flat Major Op. 73 “Emperor”
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 3 E-flat Major Op. 97 “Rheinische”

No. 1963 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, April 16, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Fabio Luisi, conductor
Eva Steinaa, oboe

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  • Schubert / Symphony No. 5 B-flat Major D. 485
  • Mozart / Oboe Concerto C Major K. 314
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 1 B-flat Major Op. 38 “Frühling”

No. 1963 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Fabio Luisi, conductor
Eva Steinaa, oboe

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  • Schubert / Symphony No. 5 B-flat Major D. 485
  • Mozart / Oboe Concerto C Major K. 314
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 1 B-flat Major Op. 38 “Frühling”

No. 1965 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, May 21, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Marc Albrecht, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano

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  • Schönberg / Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene Op. 34
  • Poulenc / Piano Concerto
  • Korngold / Symphony in F-sharp Op. 40

No. 1965 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Marc Albrecht, conductor
Pascal Rogé, piano

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  • Schönberg / Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene Op. 34
  • Poulenc / Piano Concerto
  • Korngold / Symphony in F-sharp Op. 40

No. 1966 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Marc Albrecht, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin

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  • R. Strauss / “Intermezzo,” opera Op. 72 - “Träumerei am Kamin”
  • Hosokawa / Violin Concerto (2021) [NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Grafenegg Festival co-comisssioned / Japan Première]
  • Wagner / “Tannhäuser” - “Ouvertüre und Bacchanal”
  • Wagner / “Tristan und Isolde” - “Vorspiel und Liebestod”
  • Wagner / “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” - Vorspiel

No. 1966 Subscription (Program B) (Cancelled)

Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Marc Albrecht, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin

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  • R. Strauss / “Intermezzo,” opera Op. 72 - “Träumerei am Kamin”
  • Hosokawa / Violin Concerto (2021) [NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and Grafenegg Festival co-comisssioned / Japan Première]
  • Wagner / “Tannhäuser” - “Ouvertüre und Bacchanal”
  • Wagner / “Tristan und Isolde” - “Vorspiel und Liebestod”
  • Wagner / “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” - Vorspiel

No. 1967 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Friday, June 11, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Vladislav Lavrik, trumpet

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  • Shostakovich / Festive Overture Op. 96
  • Arutiunian / Trumpet Concerto A-flat Major
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 4 C Minor Op. 43

No. 1967 Subscription (Program C) (Cancelled)

Saturday, June 12, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Vladislav Lavrik, trumpet

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  • Shostakovich / Festive Overture Op. 96
  • Arutiunian / Trumpet Concerto A-flat Major
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 4 C Minor Op. 43