December 2021

No. 1945 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Gaetano d'Espinosa, conductor
Kaito Kobayashi, piano

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  • Brahms / "Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn," Op. 56a
  • Bartók / Piano Concerto No. 3*
  • Schönberg / "Verklärte Nacht," Op. 4

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled Kazuki Yamada (Cond.) and Noriko Sasaki (soprano).

No. 1945 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Gaetano d'Espinosa, conductor
Kaito Kobayashi, piano

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  • Brahms / "Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn," Op. 56a
  • Bartók / Piano Concerto No. 3*
  • Schönberg / "Verklärte Nacht," Op. 4

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled Kazuki Yamada (Cond.) and Noriko Sasaki (soprano).

No. 1946 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

Friday, December 10, 2021 7:30p.m.

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*This concert will be for 60 - 80 minutes without a break.

Gaetano d'Espinosa, conductor
Haruma Sato, cello

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Vasily Petrenko (Cond.) and Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello).

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  • Tchaikovsky / "Variations on a Rococo Theme," Op. 33
  • Mussorgsky / Ravel / "Tableaux d'une exposition," suite

No. 1946 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:00p.m.

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*This concert will be for 60 - 80 minutes without a break.

Gaetano d'Espinosa, conductor
Haruma Sato, cello

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Vasily Petrenko (Cond.) and Daniel Müller-Schott (Cello).

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  • Tchaikovsky / "Variations on a Rococo Theme," Op. 33
  • Mussorgsky / Ravel / "Tableaux d'une exposition," suite

No. 1947 Subscription (Program B)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Noriko Sasaki, soprano

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  • Mahler / "Blumine" movement*
  • R. Strauss / 4 Letzte Lieder*
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 3 E-flat Major Op. 55 "Eroica"*

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled Dima Slobodeniouk (Cond.) and Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet).

No. 1947 Subscription (Program B)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Noriko Sasaki, soprano

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  • Mahler / "Blumine" movement*
  • R. Strauss / 4 Letzte Lieder*
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 3 E-flat Major Op. 55 "Eroica"*

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled Dima Slobodeniouk (Cond.) and Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet).

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor*
Maki Mori, soprano*
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Makoto Sakurada, tenor*
Takaoki Onishi, Baritone*
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor) and Mika Kares (bass).

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

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Saturday, December 25, 2021 4:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor*
Maki Mori, soprano*
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Makoto Sakurada, tenor*
Tsuyoshi Mihara, Baritone*
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor) and Mika Kares (bass).

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

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Sunday, December 26, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor*
Maki Mori, soprano*
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Makoto Sakurada, tenor*
Tsuyoshi Mihara, Baritone*
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor) and Mika Kares (bass).

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra Beethoven 9th Special Concert presented by Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd

Monday, December 27, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor*
Maki Mori, soprano*
Etsuko Kanoh, mezzo soprano
Makoto Sakurada, tenor*
Takaoki Onishi, Baritone*
Tokyo Opera Singers, chorus
Masayo Katsuyama, organ

*Artists have been changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Henriette Bonde-Hansen (soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor) and Mika Kares (bass).

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  • Buxtehude / “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern,” chorale prelude
  • Bach / Toccata and Fugue D Minor BWV565
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 D Minor Op. 125 "Choral"