Past Concerts

No. 1948 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:00p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Kyohei Sorita, piano*

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  • Chopin / Glazunov / Polonaise A Major Op. 40-1 "Polonaise militaire" (Orchestral Version)
  • Chopin / Stravinsky / Nocturne A-flat Major Op. 32-2 (Orchestral Version)
  • Paderewski / Fantaisie polonaise sur des thèmes originaux G Minor Op. 19*
  • Stravinsky / "L’oiseau de feu," ballet (1910 Edition)

No. 1948 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:00p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Kyohei Sorita, piano*

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  • Chopin / Glazunov / Polonaise A Major Op. 40-1 "Polonaise militaire" (Orchestral Version)
  • Chopin / Stravinsky / Nocturne A-flat Major Op. 32-2 (Orchestral Version)
  • Paderewski / Fantaisie polonaise sur des thèmes originaux G Minor Op. 19*
  • Stravinsky / "L’oiseau de feu," ballet (1910 Edition)

2022 Suncity New Year Concert NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Monday, January 10, 2022
2:00p.m. (Doors open at 1:00p.m.)

Sun City Koshigaya citizens Hall  Access

John Axelrod, conductor
Maki Mori, soprano

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  • Johann Strauss II / "Kaiser-Walzer" Op. 437
  • Johann Strauss II / "Unter Donner und Blitz," polka Op. 324
  • Johann Strauss II / "Tritsch, Tratsch Polka," Op. 214
  • Johann Strauss II / "An der schönen, blauen Donau," waltz Op. 314
  • Mahler / Symphony No. 4 G Major

The 117th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2021/2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall  Access

John Axelrod, conductor
Maki Mori, soprano

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  • Johann Strauss II / "Kaiser-Walzer" Op. 437
  • Johann Strauss II / "Unter Donner und Blitz," polka Op. 324
  • Johann Strauss II / "Tritsch, Tratsch Polka," Op. 214
  • Johann Strauss II / "An der schönen, blauen Donau," waltz Op. 314
  • Mahler / Symphony No. 4 G Major

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"

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"

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

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

Bunkamura Orchard Hall  Access Seating chart

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"

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).

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. 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. 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. 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. 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).

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo The Subscription Concert Series at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater

Sunday, November 28, 2021 3:00p.m.

Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall  Access

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Francesca Dego, violin

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  • Paganini / Violin Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 6
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5 E Minor Op. 64

NHKSO Concert in Osaka

Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:00p.m.

NHK Osaka Hall  Access

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Francesca Dego, violin

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  • Paganini / Violin Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 6
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5 E Minor Op. 64

No. 1943 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30p.m.

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* The concert(C-2) usually held on Saturday will be held on Thursday at 7:30p.m. this month.

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

Fabio Luisi, conductor

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  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 4 E-flat Major "Romantische"

No. 1942 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Alessandro Taverna, piano

*Changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor).

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  • Weber / "Der Freischütz," opera Op. 77 − Overture
  • Liszt / Piano Concerto No. 2 A Major
  • Franz Schmidt / Symphony No. 2 E-flat Major

No. 1942 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Alessandro Taverna, piano

*Changed from initially scheduled Fabio Luisi (Conductor).

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  • Weber / "Der Freischütz," opera Op. 77 − Overture
  • Liszt / Piano Concerto No. 2 A Major
  • Franz Schmidt / Symphony No. 2 E-flat Major

NHK Music Festival 2021

Monday, November 8, 2021 7:00p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall  Access

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Bruce Liu, piano (The Winner of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition)

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  • Chopin / Piano Concerto No. 1 E Minor Op. 11
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 5 D Minor Op. 47

NHKSO Concert in Atsugi

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2:30p.m. (Doors open at 2:00p.m.)

Atsugi City Culture Hall Large Hall  Access

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Kazune Shimizu, piano

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  • Rakhmaninov / Piano Concerto No. 2 C Minor Op. 18
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 6 B Minor Op. 74 "Pathétique"

178th NTT-East NHK symphony Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:00p.m.

Tokyo Opera City  Access

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Kazune Shimizu, piano

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  • Rakhmaninov / Piano Concerto No. 2 C Minor Op. 18
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 6 B Minor Op. 74 "Pathétique"

NHKSO Concert in Tokorozawa MUSE

Saturday, October 30, 2021
2:00p.m. (Doors open at 1:15p.m.)

Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre MUSE Ark Hall  Access 

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

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  • Stenhammar / Serenade F Major Op. 31
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 5 C Minor Op. 67

No. 1940 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:00p.m.

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

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

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  • Grieg / "Peer Gynt," suite No. 1 Op. 46
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 8 G Major Op. 88

No. 1940 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

Friday, October 22, 2021 7:30p.m.

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

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

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  • Grieg / "Peer Gynt," suite No. 1 Op. 46
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 8 G Major Op. 88

NHKSO Concert in Saitama

Monday, October 11, 2021
2:00p.m. (Doors open at 1:00p.m.)

Saitama Hall, Large Hall  Access

Kentaro Kawase, conductor
Haruma Sato, cello*

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  • Beethoven /"Egmont," incidental music Op.84 - Overture
  • Tchaikovsky / "Variations on a Rococo Theme" A Major, Op. 33 (original version)*
  • Tchaikovsky / String Quartet No. 1 – 2nd Mov. "Andante cantabile"*
  • Beethoven /Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92

NHKSO The Subscription Concert in Ashikaga

Sunday, October 10, 2021
3:00p.m. (Doors open at 2:00p.m.)

Ashikaga Civic Plaza Culture Hall  Access

Kentaro Kawase, conductor
Haruma Sato, cello*

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  • Beethoven /"Egmont," incidental music Op.84 - Overture
  • Tchaikovsky / "Variations on a Rococo Theme" A Major, Op. 33 (original version)*
  • Tchaikovsky / String Quartet No. 1 – 2nd Mov. "Andante cantabile"*
  • Beethoven /Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92

NHKSO Concert in Katsushika

Saturday, October 9, 2021
4:00p.m. (Doors open at 3:15p.m.)

Katsushika Symphonyhills Mozart Hall  Access

Kentaro Kawase, conductor
Haruma Sato, cello*

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  • Beethoven /"Egmont," incidental music Op.84 - Overture
  • Tchaikovsky / "Variations on a Rococo Theme" A Major, Op. 33 (original version)*
  • Tchaikovsky / String Quartet No. 1 – 2nd Mov. "Andante cantabile"*
  • Beethoven /Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92

The 116th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2021/2022

Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall  Access

Michiyoshi Inoue, conductor
Nobuaki Fukukawa, horn

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  • Shostakovich / Overture on Russian and Kirghiz Folk Themes, Op. 115
  • Glière / Horn Concerto B-flat major Op. 91
  • Rimsky-Korsakov / "Scheherazade," symphonic suite Op. 35

No. 1938 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

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

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Kei Ito, clarinet *

*Changed from initially scheduled Andreas Ottensamer (Clarinet).

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  • Mozart / Clarinet Concerto A Major K. 622
  • Mahler / Symphony No. 1 D Major "Titan"

No. 1938 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program A)

Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Kei Ito, clarinet *

*Changed from initially scheduled Andreas Ottensamer (Clarinet).

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  • Mozart / Clarinet Concerto A Major K. 622
  • Mahler / Symphony No. 1 D Major "Titan"

NHKSO Concert in Chiba

Monday, September 20, 2021 4:30p.m.

Chiba Prefectural Cultural Hall  Access

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Michie Koyama, piano

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  • Rachmaninov / Piano Concert No. 3 D Minor Op. 30
  • Borodin / "In the Steppes of Central Asia," musical picture
  • Stravinsky / "L’oiseau de feu," ballet (1919 Edition)

No. 1937 Subscription (Program B)

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

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Hidemi Suzuki, conductor *

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  • Bach / Suite No. 3 D Major BWV1068
  • C. P. E. Bach / Sinfonia B-flat Major *
  • C. P. E. Bach / Sinfonia D Major *
  • Haydn / Symphony No. 98 B-flat Major Hob. I-98

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled
Ton Koopman (Cond.) and Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello).

No. 1937 Subscription (Program B)

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

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Hidemi Suzuki, conductor *

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  • Bach / Suite No. 3 D Major BWV1068
  • C. P. E. Bach / Sinfonia B-flat Major *
  • C. P. E. Bach / Sinfonia D Major *
  • Haydn / Symphony No. 98 B-flat Major Hob. I-98

*Artists and program have been changed from initially scheduled
Ton Koopman (Cond.) and Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello).

No. 1936 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

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

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

Paavo Järvi, conductor

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  • Bartók / "The Miraculous Mandarin," suite
  • Bartók / Concerto for Orchestra

No. 1936 Subscription (Ikebukuro Program C)

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

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

Paavo Järvi, conductor

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  • Bartók / "The Miraculous Mandarin," suite
  • Bartók / Concerto for Orchestra

Meidensha presents
the NHK Symphony Orchestra
Masterpiece Concert

Monday, September 6, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Moné Hattori, violin

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  • Enesco / "Rhapsodie roumaine," No. 2 D Major Op. 11-2
  • Tchaikovsky / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 35
  • Saint-Saëns / Symphony No. 3 C Minor Op. 78 (with organ)

NHKSO Concert in Yamaguchi

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00p.m.

Yamaguchi Civic Hall  Access

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concert No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

NHKSO Concert in Hiroshima

Monday, August 30, 2021 7:00p.m.

Ueno Gakuen Hall (Hiroshima Prefectural Culture and Arts Hall)  Access

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concert No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

NHKSO Concert in Okayama

Sunday, August 29, 2021 4:00p.m.

Okayama Symphony Hall  Access

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concert No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

NHKSO Concert in Tottori

Saturday, August 28, 2021 4:00p.m.

Torigin Bunka Kaikan (Tottori Prefecture Citizens' Culture Hall)  Access

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concert No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

NHKSO Concert in Ishinomaki

Friday, August 20, 2021 7:00p.m.

MakiArt Terrace  Access

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Mayumi Kanagawa, violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Bruch / Violin Concerto G Minor Op. 26
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

NHKSO Concert in Yamagata

Thursday, August 19, 2021 7:00p.m.

Yamagin Kenmin Hall  Access

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Mayumi Kanagawa, violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Bruch / Violin Concerto G Minor Op. 26
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

Hotto Concert

Sunday, August 1, 2021 3:30p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Tomoe Shinohara, navigator

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  • Offenbach / "Orphée aux enfers," operetta – Overture – "Allegro"
  • Anderson / Fiddle-Faddle
  • Saint-Saëns / Hazama / "Le carnaval des animaux" suite - "Tortues"
  • Johann Strauss II / "Perpetuum mobile" Op. 257
  • Tchaikovsky / "The Nutcracker," suite Op. 71 - "Danse russe (Trepak)"
  • Toyama / Rhapsody for Orchestra - "Yagi-bushi"
  • Vaughan-Williams / Tuba Concerto F Minor - 3rd mov. (Yukihiro Ikeda, tuba)
  • Liebermann / Piccolo Concerto Op. 50 - 3rd mov. (Maho Kajikawa, piccolo)
  • Stravinsky / "L'oiseau de feu," ballet suite - "Danse infernale du roi Kastcheï"
  • Mussorgsky / Ravel / "Tableaux d'une exposition," suite - "La Cabane sur des pattes de poule (Baba Yaga)" & "La grande porte de Kiev"

NHKSO Concert in Matsuyama

Sunday, July 25, 2021 3:30p.m.

Ehime Prefectural Culture Hall  Access

Nodoka Okisawa, conductor
Dai Miyata, cello

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  • Dvořák / Cello Concerto B Minor Op. 104
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 2 D Major Op. 73

NHKSO Concert in Fukui

Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:30p.m.

Harmony Hall Fukui Main Hall  Access

Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Ayana Tsuji, violin

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  • Mendelssohn / "Die Fingals-Höhle," overture Op. 26
  • Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto E Minor Op. 64
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 8 G Major Op. 88

NHKSO Concert in Nerima

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 7:00p.m.

Nerima Culture Center Main Hall  Access

Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Yasuko Otani, vaiolin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Bruch / Violin Concerto No.1 G Minor Op. 26
  • Debussy / Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Jerry Bock / John Williams / Fiddler on the Roof (excerpts)
  • Josef Strauss / "Sphärenklänge," waltz Op. 235
  • Johann Strauss II / Hesperus-Polka Op. 249
  • Johann Strauss II / Lucifer-Polka Op. 266
  • Johann Strauss II / "An der schönen, blauen Donau," waltz Op. 314

NHKSO Concert in Numazu

Sunday, July 4, 2021 2:00p.m.

Numazu Civic Culture Center Main Hall  Access

Kosuke Tsunoda, conductor
Gen Yokosaka, cello

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  • Elgar / Cello Concerto E minor Op. 85
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

The 115th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2020/2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Kosuke Tsunoda, conductor
Gen Yokosaka, cello

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  • Elgar / Cello Concerto E minor Op. 85
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 4 F Minor Op. 36

NHKSO Concert in Toyota

Sunday, June 27, 2021 4:00p.m.

Toyota City Concert Hall  Access

Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
AyakoUehara, piano

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  • Mozart / Divertimento D Major K. 334
  • Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 20 D Minor K. 466
  • Mozart / Symphony No. 41 C Major K. 551 "Jupiter"

NHKSO Concert in Atsugi

Saturday, June 26, 2021 4:00p.m.

Atsugi City Culture Hall  Access

Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
AyakoUehara, piano

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  • Mozart / Divertimento D Major K. 334
  • Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 20 D Minor K. 466
  • Mozart / Symphony No. 41 C Major K. 551 "Jupiter"

Music Tomorrow 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:00p.m. (Doors open at 6:15p.m.)

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Yoichi Sugiyama, conductor
Takahiro Yoshikawa, piano

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  • Akira Nishimura / KAKAISEKAI for Orchestra (2020) [Commission Work for NHK Symphony Orchestra / World Première]
  • Michio Mamiya / Piano Concerto No. 2 [The 19th Otaka Award Work]
  • Toshio Hosokawa / Uzu for Orchestra [The 68th Otaka Award Work]

NHK Symphony Orchestra June Concerts at Suntory Hall

Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Naoka Aoki, violin

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  • Pärt / Summa (String Orchestra Version)
  • Sibelius / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 47
  • Nielsen / Symphony No. 4 Op. 29 "The Inextinguishable"

NHK Symphony Orchestra June Concerts at Suntory Hall

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Naoka Aoki, violin

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  • Pärt / Summa (String Orchestra Version)
  • Sibelius / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 47
  • Nielsen / Symphony No. 4 Op. 29 "The Inextinguishable"

NHKSO Concert in Ina

Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:00p.m.

Nagano Prefectural Ina Culture Hall  Access

Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor
Michie Koyama, piano

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  • Tchaikovsky / "Eugene Onegin," opera Op. 24 - "Polonaise"
  • Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto No. 1 B-flat Minor Op. 23
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 9 E Minor Op. 95 "From the New World"

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Kei Shirai, violin (Guest Concertmaster of NHKSO)

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  • Tchaikovsky (McAlister) / String Quartet No. 1 – 2nd Mov. "Andante cantabile"
  • Saint-Saëns / Violin Concerto No. 3 B Minor Op. 61
  • Atsutada Otaka / Symphony "Au-delà du Temps"

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Kei Shirai, violin (Guest Concertmaster of NHKSO)

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  • Tchaikovsky (McAlister) / String Quartet No. 1 – 2nd Mov. "Andante cantabile"
  • Saint-Saëns / Violin Concerto No. 3 B Minor Op. 61
  • Atsutada Otaka / Symphony "Au-delà du Temps"

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Kazuma Miura, bandoneon

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  • Guarnieri / Concerto for String Orchestra and Percussion[Japan Première]
  • Piazzolla / Bandoneón Concerto "Aconcagua"
  • Ginastera / Variaciones Concertantes Op. 23
  • Falla / "El sombrero de tres picos," ballet suite - Part 1

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Kazuma Miura, bandoneon

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  • Guarnieri / Concerto for String Orchestra and Percussion[Japan Première]
  • Piazzolla / Bandoneón Concerto "Aconcagua"
  • Ginastera / Variaciones Concertantes Op. 23
  • Falla / "El sombrero de tres picos," ballet suite - Part 1

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Suntory Hall

Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Rei Tsujimoto, cello (Haydn)
Yumi Yoshimura, oboe (Mozart)
Kei Ito, clarinet (Mozart)
Kazusa Mizutani, bassoon (Mozart)
Nobuaki Fukukawa, horn (Mozart)
Risako Hayakawa, harp (Debussy)
Kazuaki Kikumoto/ Tomoyuki Hasegawa/ Tomoki Ando/ Eiji Yamamoto, trumpets (Trumpet Section of NHKSO/ Panufnik)

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  • Haydn / Cello Concerto No. 2 D Major Op. 101 Hob. VIIb-2
  • Mozart / Sinfonia Concertante for 4 Winds and Orchestra E-flat Major K. 297b
  • Debussy / Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Panufnik / Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia sacra"

NHK Symphony Orchestra May Concerts at Suntory Hall

Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Rei Tsujimoto, cello (Haydn)
Yumi Yoshimura, oboe (Mozart)
Kei Ito, clarinet (Mozart)
Kazusa Mizutani, bassoon (Mozart)
Nobuaki Fukukawa, horn (Mozart)
Risako Hayakawa, harp (Debussy)
Kazuaki Kikumoto/ Tomoyuki Hasegawa/ Tomoki Ando/ Eiji Yamamoto, trumpets (Trumpet Section of NHKSO/ Panufnik)

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  • Haydn / Cello Concerto No. 2 D Major Op. 101 Hob. VIIb-2
  • Mozart / Sinfonia Concertante for 4 Winds and Orchestra E-flat Major K. 297b
  • Debussy / Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Panufnik / Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia sacra"

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Suntory Hall

Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Eiji Oue, conductor
Tomoki Sakata, piano

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  • Grieg / 2 Elegische Melodien Op. 34
  • Shostakovich / Piano Concerto No. 1 C Minor Op. 35
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 2 D Major Op. 43

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Suntory Hall

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Eiji Oue, conductor
Tomoki Sakata, piano

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  • Grieg / 2 Elegische Melodien Op. 34
  • Shostakovich / Piano Concerto No. 1 C Minor Op. 35
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 2 D Major Op. 43

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Mizuho Yoshii, oboe

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  • Haydn / Symphony No. 95 C Minor Hob. I-95
  • Mozart / Oboe Concerto C Major K. 314
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 1 B-flat Major Op. 38 "Frühling"

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Friday, April 16, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Mizuho Yoshii, oboe

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  • Haydn / Symphony No. 95 C Minor Hob. I-95
  • Mozart / Oboe Concerto C Major K. 314
  • Schumann / Symphony No. 1 B-flat Major Op. 38 "Frühling"

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Suntory Hall

Sunday, April 11, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Keiko Mitsuhashi, conductor
Mari Moriya, soprano*
Kei Fukui, tenor**

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  • Mozart / "Die Zauberflöte," opera K. 620 — Overture, Aria"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"(Tamino)**, Aria"Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunde"(Pamina)*
  • Mozart / "Così fan tutte," opera K. 588 — Duetto"Fra gli amplessi"(Fiorgiligi/ Ferrando)* / **
  • Mozart / "Idomeneo," ballet K. 367 — "Pas seul"
  • Mozart / "Idomeneo," opera K. 366 — Aria"Fuor del mar ho un mar in sento"(Idomeneo)**, Recitative and Aria"Oh smania! oh furie!〜"D'Oreste, d'Aiace Ho in seno i tormenti" (Elettra)*
  • Verdi / "I vespri siciliani," opera — "La Primavera," ballet
  • Massenet / "Werther," opera — Lied d'Ossian "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"(Werther)**
  • Massenet / "Thaïs," opera — Air de miroir "O mon miroir fidèle, dis-moi que je suis belle"(Thaïs)*, "Méditation"
  • Puccini / "Madama Butterfly," opera — Duetto "Viene la sera" (Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly)* / **

NHK Symphony Orchestra April Concerts at Suntory Hall

Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Keiko Mitsuhashi, conductor
Mari Moriya, soprano*
Kei Fukui, tenor**

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  • Mozart / "Die Zauberflöte," opera K. 620 — Overture, Aria"Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"(Tamino)**, Aria"Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunde"(Pamina)*
  • Mozart / "Così fan tutte," opera K. 588 — Duetto"Fra gli amplessi"(Fiorgiligi/ Ferrando)* / **
  • Mozart / "Idomeneo," ballet K. 367 — "Pas seul"
  • Mozart / "Idomeneo," opera K. 366 — Aria"Fuor del mar ho un mar in sento"(Idomeneo)**, Recitative and Aria"Oh smania! oh furie!〜"D'Oreste, d'Aiace Ho in seno i tormenti" (Elettra)*
  • Verdi / "I vespri siciliani," opera — "La Primavera," ballet
  • Massenet / "Werther," opera — Lied d'Ossian "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"(Werther)**
  • Massenet / "Thaïs," opera — Air de miroir "O mon miroir fidèle, dis-moi que je suis belle"(Thaïs)*, "Méditation"
  • Puccini / "Madama Butterfly," opera — Duetto "Viene la sera" (Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly)* / **

Tokyo Performing Arts Festival 2021
Orchestra Series No. 52

Monday, March 15, 2021 7:00p.m.

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Kimbo Ishii, conductor
Lina Matsuda, violin

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  • Mozart / "Le nozze di Figaro," opera K. 492 - Overture
  • Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto E Minor Op. 64
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92

NHKSO Concert in Kofu

Sunday, March 14, 2021 5:00p.m.

Yamanashi Prefectural Citizen's Culture Hall

Kimbo Ishii, conductor
Lina Matsuda, violin

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  • Mozart / "Le nozze di Figaro," opera K. 492 - Overture
  • Mendelssohn / Violin Concerto E Minor Op. 64
  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92

NHKSO Concert in Saitama

Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:00p.m.

Saitama Hall, Large Hall

Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Kaori Muraji, guitar*
Michie Koyama, piano**

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  • Elgar / Variations on an Original Theme Op. 36 "Enigma" - "Nimrod"
  • Rodrigo / Concierto de Aranjuez*
  • Rakhmaninov / "Rapsodie sur un thème de Paganini," Op. 43**
  • Stravinsky / "L'oiseau de feu," ballet suite (1919 edition)

NHKSO Concert in Sasebo

Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:00p.m.

Arkas Sasebo Main Hall

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, Violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

NHKSO Concert in Kagoshima

Friday, March 5, 2021 7:00p.m

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, Violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

NHKSO Concert in Nishinomiya

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:00p.m.

Hyogo Performing Arts Center Grand Hall

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, Violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

NHKSO Concert in Takamatsu

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:00p.m.

Sunport Hall Takamatsu Main Hall

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, Violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

NHKSO Concert in Kochi

Monday, March 1, 2021 7:00p.m.

Kochi Prefectural Culture Hall Orange Hall

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, Violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

The 113th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2020/2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Fumiaki Miura, violin

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  • Beethoven / "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," ballet Op. 43 - Overture
  • Brahms / Violin Concerto D Major Op. 77
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 4 E Minor Op. 98

NHKSO The Subscription Concert in Ashikaga

Saturday, February 20, 2021 3:00p.m.

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Kazune Shimizu, 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"

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at Tokyo Suntory Hall

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Kazune Shimizu, 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"

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at Tokyo Suntory Hall

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Tatsuya Shimono, conductor
Kazune Shimizu, 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"

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Isabelle Faust, 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

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00p.m.

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Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Isabelle Faust, 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

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at NHK Hall

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

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Gen Yokosaka, cello

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  • Takemitsu / Three Film Scores
  • Shostakovich / Cello Concerto No. 1 E-flat Major Op. 107
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 1 E Minor Op. 39

NHK Symphony Orchestra February Concerts at NHK Hall

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

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Tadaaki Otaka, conductor
Gen Yokosaka, cello

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  • Takemitsu / Three Film Scores
  • Shostakovich / Cello Concerto No. 1 E-flat Major Op. 107
  • Sibelius / Symphony No. 1 E Minor Op. 39

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo The Subscription Concert
(Series at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater)

Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:00p.m.

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Masato Suzuki, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / "Coriolan," overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

NHKSO Concert in Osaka

Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:30p.m.

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Masato Suzuki, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / "Coriolan," overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Masato Suzuki, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / "Coriolan," overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Masato Suzuki, conductor

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  • Bach / Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 F Major BWV1046
  • Beethoven / "Coriolan," overture Op. 62
  • Brahms / Symphony No. 1 C Minor Op. 68

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:00p.m.

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Ayana Tsuji, violin*

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  • Ravel / "Le tombeau de Couperin," suite
  • Chausson / Poème Op. 25*
  • Ravel / Tzigane*
  • Ravel / Pavane pour une Infante défunte
  • Ravel / "Ma mère l’Oye," ballet

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Ayana Tsuji, violin*

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  • Ravel / "Le tombeau de Couperin," suite
  • Chausson / Poème Op. 25*
  • Ravel / Tzigane*
  • Ravel / Pavane pour une Infante défunte
  • Ravel / "Ma mère l’Oye," ballet

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at NHK Hall

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts at NHK Hall

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

The 112th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2020/2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Kazumasa Watanabe, conductor
Maki Mori, soprano*

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  • Beethoven / Symphony No. 7 A Major Op. 92
  • Charpentier / "Louise," opera - "Depuis le jour, où je me suis donnée"*
  • Gounod / "Faust," opera - "Valse de l'opera Faust" "Air des bijoux"*
  • Lehár / "Merry Widow," operetta - "Vilias Lied"* "Merry Widow Waltz"
  • Meyerbeer / "Dinorah," opera - "Ombra leggiera"*
  • J. Strauss II / "An der schönen, blauen Donau," waltz Op. 314

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"

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"

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

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"

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

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

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

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Keitaro Harada, conductor

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  • Bernstein / "On the Town," – Three Dance Episodes
  • George Walker / Lyric for Strings
  • Piazzolla / Tangazo (Variations on Buenos Aires)
  • Copland / "Appalachian Spring," ballet suite
  • Márquez / Danzón No. 2

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

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Keitaro Harada, conductor

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  • Bernstein / "On the Town," – Three Dance Episodes
  • George Walker / Lyric for Strings
  • Piazzolla / Tangazo (Variations on Buenos Aires)
  • Copland / "Appalachian Spring," ballet suite
  • Márquez / Danzón No. 2

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:00p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Mayuko Kamio, violin

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  • Corigliano / Voyage
  • Barber / Violin Concerto Op. 14
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 9 E Minor Op. 95 "From the New World"

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Friday, November 20, 2020 7:00p.m.

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Keitaro Harada, conductor
Mayuko Kamio, violin

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  • Corigliano / Voyage
  • Barber / Violin Concerto Op. 14
  • Dvořák / Symphony No. 9 E Minor Op. 95 "From the New World"

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at NHK Hall

Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Mendelssohn / "Die Fingals-Höhle," overture Op. 26
  • Schumann / Piano Concerto A Minor Op. 54
  • Bach / Reger / "O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross," BWV622, chorale prelude
  • Mendelssohn / Symphony No. 4 A Major Op. 90 "Italienische"

NHK Symphony Orchestra November Concerts at NHK Hall

Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:00p.m.

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Masaru Kumakura, conductor
Mao Fujita, piano

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  • Mendelssohn / "Die Fingals-Höhle," overture Op. 26
  • Schumann / Piano Concerto A Minor Op. 54
  • Bach / Reger / "O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross," BWV622, chorale prelude
  • Mendelssohn / Symphony No. 4 A Major Op. 90 "Italienische"

NHKSO Concert in Atsugi

Monday, November 2, 2020 3:00p.m.

Atsugi City Culture Hall

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mayu Kishima, violin

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  • Mozart / Violin Concerto No. 5 A Major K. 219 "Turkish"
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5 E Minor Op. 64

The 111th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2020/2021

Sunday, November 1, 2020 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Mayu Kishima, violin

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  • Mozart / Violin Concerto No. 5 A Major K. 219 "Turkish"
  • Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 5 E Minor Op. 64

NHK Symphony Orchestra October Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone

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  • Takemitsu / Day Signal
  • Takemitsu / Garden Rain
  • Takemitsu / Night Signal
  • Larsson / Saxophone Concerto Op. 14
  • Berwald / Symphony No. 4 E-flat Major "Sinfonie naïve"

NHK Symphony Orchestra October Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Nobuya Sugawa, saxophone

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  • Takemitsu / Day Signal
  • Takemitsu / Garden Rain
  • Takemitsu / Night Signal
  • Larsson / Saxophone Concerto Op. 14
  • Berwald / Symphony No. 4 E-flat Major "Sinfonie naïve"

NHKSO Concert in Kariya

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

Kariya Cultural Center Main Hall  Access 

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

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra September Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

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

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra September Concerts at Suntory Hall

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

Suntory Hall  Access Seating chart

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

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

NHK Symphony Orchestra September Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Kei Shirai (Guest Concertmaster of NHKSO), violin*

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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*

NHK Symphony Orchestra September Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

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

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Junichi Hirokami, conductor
Kei Shirai (Guest Concertmaster of NHKSO), violin*

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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*

The NHK Symphony Orchestra Fresh Concert in Summer

Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:00p.m.

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Nodoka Okisawa, conductor
Tomoharu Ushida / Shota Nakano, pianos*
Kanji Ishimaru, navigator*

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  • Händel (Harty) / "Fireworks Music," suite — Overture
  • Honegger / "Pastorale d’été," sym. poem
  • Bizet / "L’Arlésienne," Suite No. 2 — "Menuet" "Farandole"
  • Saint-Saëns / "Le carnaval des animaux," grande fantaisie zoologique, suite*

Europe Tour 2020 (Brussels)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:00p.m.

Palais des Beaux-Arts

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

Europe Tour 2020 (Berlin)

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:00p.m.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Amsterdam)

Monday, March 2, 2020 8:15p.m.

Concertgebouw

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

Europe Tour 2020 (Dortmund)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00p.m.

Konzerthaus Dortmund

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Cologne)

Friday, February 28, 2020 8:00p.m.

Kölner Philharmonie

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Vienna)

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:30p.m.

Wiener Konzerthaus

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (Paris)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:30p.m.

Philharmonie de Paris

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 3 C Minor Op. 37
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

Europe Tour 2020 (London)

Monday, February 24, 2020 7:30p.m.

Royal Festival Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No.2 E Minor Op. 27

Europe Tour 2020 (Tallinn)

Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:00p.m.

Estonia Concert Hall

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Sol Gabetta, cello

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  • Takemitsu / How slow the Wind (1991)
  • Schumann / Cello Concerto A Minor Op. 129
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

No. 1935 Subscription (Program A)

Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Stefan Dohr, horn

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  • Abrahamsen / Horn Concerto (2019) [NHK Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, the Zaterdag Matinee, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra cocommissioned/ Japan Première]
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

No. 1935 Subscription (Program A)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:00p.m.

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Paavo Järvi, conductor
Stefan Dohr, horn

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  • Abrahamsen / Horn Concerto (2019) [NHK Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, the Zaterdag Matinee, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra cocommissioned/ Japan Première]
  • Bruckner / Symphony No. 7 E Major

NHKSO Concert in Koriyama

Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:00p.m.

Kenshin Cultural Center

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Leticia Moreno, violin

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  • Prokofiev / Violin Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 19
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No. 2 E Minor Op. 27

NHKSO Concert in Takasaki

Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:00p.m.

Takasaki City Theatre Grand Theatre

Paavo Järvi, conductor
Leticia Moreno, violin

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  • Prokofiev / Violin Concerto No. 1 D Major Op. 19
  • Rakhmaninov / Symphony No. 2 E Minor Op. 27

No. 1933 Subscription (Program C)

Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:00p.m.

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Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

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  • Shostakovich / Ballet Suite No. 1
  • Shostakovich / Cello Concerto No. 2 G Major Op. 126
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 5 D Minor Op. 47

No. 1933 Subscription (Program C)

Friday, January 31, 2020 7:00p.m.

NHK Hall  Access Seating chart

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

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  • Shostakovich / Ballet Suite No. 1
  • Shostakovich / Cello Concerto No. 2 G Major Op. 126
  • Shostakovich / Symphony No. 5 D Minor Op. 47

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo the Subscription Concert (Series at Aichi Prefectural Art Theater)

Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:00p.m.

Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano

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  • Weber / "Euryanthe," opera Op. 81 – Overture
  • R.Strauss / 4 letzte Lieder
  • R.Strauss / "Ein Heldenleben," tone poem Op. 40

The 107th Subscription Concert at Orchard Hall Series 2019/2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:30p.m.

Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Fabio Luisi, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano

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  • Weber / "Euryanthe," opera Op. 81 – Overture
  • R.Strauss / 4 letzte Lieder
  • R.Strauss / "Ein Heldenleben," tone poem Op. 40