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Posted on December 1, 2020

NHK Symphony Orchestra January Concerts

Added on January 8, 2021

Discount ticket sales using the "Go To Event" campaign were halted as of 6:00 p.m. on Monday (National Holiday) January 11, 2021

NHK Symphony Orchestra’s January concerts to replace its January Subscription series have been finalized with the following details.


To take up the baton at NHK Hall is Juanjo Mena, a noteworthy conductor from the Basque region which stretches from Spain to France, who recently made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In the coming concerts he will again include some more of his Spanish and French repertoire, for which he was warmly received when he first conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra back in 2017. In Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, he will surely draw colorful sounds from a large orchestra. Javier Perianes, one of Spain’s leading pianists, will be the soloist for Falla Noches en los jardines de España.


Concerts at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre will be conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri, who has been actively engaged in both symphonic and operatic works. Being reputed for a wide repertoire, he will take up an all-French program centering around Ravel for this occasion. The soloist for Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane is Ayana Tsuji, an up-and-coming pianist who won the Montreal International Violin Competition and has been giving remarkable performances both at home and abroad.


For the concerts at Suntory Hall, Masato Suzuki, known for his versatile activities in addition to conducting, will step on to the podium. He created a stir by an ambitious program combining works related to Judaism and Christianity when he conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra for the first time in 2019. This time, he will take up a completely different program - masterpieces of three German major composers, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms usually referred to Three Bs. Expectations are high for the solo part performed by skilled hands of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.


All six of the NHK Symphony Orchestra’s January concerts are subject to the government-sponsored "Go To Event" Campaign. Why not take this opportunity to experience the exquisite sound of the NHK Symphony Orchestra at concert halls? We look forward to your visit.


Dates and Programs

[NHK Hall]
Saturday 16 January 2021 6:00pm & Sunday 17 January 2021 3:00pm

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano*
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


[Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre]
Friday 22 January 2021 7:00pm & Saturday 23 January 2021 2:00pm

Ryusuke Numajiri, conductor
Ayana Tsuji, violin*
Ravel / "Le tombeau de Couperin," suite
Chausson / Poème Op. 25*
Ravel / Tzigane*
Ravel / Pavane pour une Infante défunte
Ravel / "Ma mère l’Oye," ballet


[Suntory Hall]
Wednesday 27 January 2021 7:00pm & Thursday 28 January 2021 7:00pm

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


Ticket Prices

(Prices apply for all concerts / Reserved seating only)
Adults: S 7,800 yen A 6,300 yen B 4,800 yen C 3,600yen
"Go To Event" Campaign discount tickets: S 6,240 yen A 5,040 yen B 3,840 yen C 2,880 yen
Youth tickets (under 25 years old): S 3,900 yen A 3,150 yen B 2,400 yen C 1,800 yen


Tickets Sale Starts on:

Pre-sale: Tuesday 8 December 2020 11:00am
Sales to general public: Thursday 10 December 2020 11:00am


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


Go To Event Campaign Discount Application

○ All concerts of NHK Symphony Orchestra’s January concerts are subject to "Go To Event" Campaign

○ Discount will be applied when you agree with all the conditions stipulated in the "Go To Event" Campaign project.

○ A maximum of five discount tickets can be purchased at one time.

○ Tickets to be purchased from the NHK Symphony Orchestra are those booked and sold at WEB Ticket N-Kyo only. (Booking by telephone at N-Kyo Guide is not applicable.)

○ For "Go To Event" Campaign discounts at other ticket offices, please refer to the information for each office.

○ Depending on circumstances of further expansion of infection, the concerts may become inapplicable to the"Go To Event"Campaign benefit, at that point, this discount will be terminated and tickets will be available only at regular prices.

○ For information about "Go To Event" Campaign, please visit "Go To Event" Campaign website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


● Concert durations will be about two hours with a 20-minute intermission.

● As measures for prevention of infectious diseases, only a limited number of seats will be sold.

- NHK Hall: Seats to the front, back, left and right of each seat to be sold will remain vacant to keep social distance. (approximately 1600 seats)

- Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Suntory Hall: In some parts of the auditorium, a limited number of tickets are sold. (approximately 1800 seats)

● 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.