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Posted on October 30, 2020

Beethoven 9th Symphony Concerts to be held at year-end

Beethoven 9th Symphony concerts to conclude 2020, the year commemorating the composer’s 250th anniversary of birth, will be held with the following details.

 

Pablo Heras-Casado from Spain, a conductor of distinction who has garnered European audiences’ affinity by his profound rendition will lead the concerts. This is the perfect opportunity for him to appear in the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven 9th concerts. Japanese soloists who are performing on stages both at home and abroad will sing Ode to Joy under his baton together with the New National Theatre Chorus which continues to present remarkable performances in orchestral concerts as well. The concert at Suntory Hall on Sunday 27th is to be held as NHK Symphony Orchestra Beethoven 9th Special Concert presented by Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd., and prior to the Beethoven 9th Symphony, there will be organ pieces played by the pipe organ of the hall, one of the world’s largest.

 

Concert Details
Beethoven 9th Symphony Concert

Wednesday 23 December 7:00pm
Friday 25 December 7:00pm
Saturday 26 December 3:00pm
Venue: NHK Hall

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

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

 

Ticket Prices(Tax included )

Adults: S 15,000 yen A 10,000 yen B 6,000 yen
Youth tickets (under 25 years old): S 7,500 yen A 5,000 yen B 3,000 yen

 

● Concert durations will be about 70 minutes without an intermission.

● A limited number of seats (about 1600 seats per concert/ reserved seats only) will be sold by keeping sufficient spacing between seats as measures against infection.

● Depending on circumstances, performers are subject to change or concerts may have to be cancelled.

● Please make sure to read “Advice for measures to prevent infectious diseases” before you purchase tickets or come to the concert hall.

 

Organized by: NHK / NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Supported by: Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd / Hagoromo Foods Corporation / Kao Corporation / Meidensha Corporation

 

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

Sunday 27 December 2:00pm
Venue: Suntory Hall

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*

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

 

Ticket Prices(Tax included )

Adults: S 17,500 yen A 13,500 yen B 9,000 yen
Youth tickets (under 25 years old) : S 8,750 yen A 6,750 yen B 4,500 yen

 

● Concert durations will be about 80 minutes without an intermission.

● Tickets for a limited number of seats (about 1000 seats) will be sold initially as measures against infection. If the government guidelines for the seating percentage restriction continue to be relaxed after the end of November, additional tickets may be sold. Details will be announced at our website whenever there are any other developments.

● Depending on circumstances, performers and programs are subject to change or concerts may have to be cancelled.

● Please make sure to read “Advice for measures to prevent infectious diseases” before you purchase tickets or come to the concert hall.

 

Organized by: NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Specially supported by: Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd

 

Tickets sale starts on:

Pre-sale: Thursday 5 November 11:00am
Sales to general public: Wednesday 11 November 11:00am

 

* For further inquiries and where to purchase pre-sale tickets, please visit the website of each concert.