JAPANESE

Suntory Hall presents April 2020 − March 2021

Suntory Hall presents April 2020 − March 2021

Dates

Event Types

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN
JAPAN 2020

Valery Gergiev Conducts
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER

Nov 9-14

Since 1999, Suntory Hall has invited Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and hosted the Wiener Philharmoniker Week in Japan. In 2020, Maestro Valery Gergiev, who is acclaimed for his mature interpretations, will be making an appearance. Gergiev will be back in Japan to perform with the orchestra for the first time in 16 years.

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WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN
JAPAN 2020

WIENER PHILHARMONIKER
Open Rehearsal

Nov 12

Suntory Hall and Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) open up a rehearsal for free to the public to help people become more easily acquainted with the allure of Wiener Philharmoniker and the acoustics of Suntory Hall. Experience the sense of solidarity between the conductor and Wiener Philharmoniker as they come together as one to develop music.

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WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN
JAPAN 2020

Educational Programmes

Nov 11 & 13

During Wiener Philharmoniker Week, a diverse line up of programmes is held by Suntory Hall and Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) as part of an education programme for young people. School programme geared towards junior high and high school students. With the strong wish to pass on the tradition of music to young people, the Wiener Philharmoniker is actively working to nurture young musicians. Students are recruited from the general public to participate in master classes with on-site Japanese speaking interpreter.

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SUNTORY HALL SPECIAL STAGE 2020

MIDORI

BEETHOVEN 250th ANNIVERSARY &
ISAAC STERN 100th ANNIVERSARY of BIRTH

Oct 20-24

The dynamic Special Stage performance of contemporary and various music in 2014 garnered widespread attention. In 2020, the special programme features MIDORI performing in homage to Beethoven’s 250th and Isaac Stern’s 100th anniversary of their births.

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Mitsuko Uchida (Piano & Director)
with Mahler Chamber Orchestra Japan Tour 2020

Nov 30 & Dec 6

World-renowned Mitsuko Uchida will be back in Japan to perform with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra of which she is an artistic partner.

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ENCOUNTER
with STRADIVARI 2020

Sep 10

Presenting a concert extravaganza featuring 14 musicians performing with Stradivarius on loan from Nippon Music Foundation. The Stradivarius concert will be co-performed with an orchestra for the first time since the series began. Anticipate gorgeous sounds from the Stradivarius in the hands of Virtuosi and the conductor Kazuki Yamada. All revenues of the ticket sales for this concert will be funded to support Suntory Hall’s Chamber Music Concert for Challenged Children, etc.

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Suntory Hall
Chamber Music Garden 2020

Jun 6-21

Suntory Hall’s annual Chamber Music Garden festival takes place over 16 days in June in the intimate space of its “Blue Rose” (Small Hall). This year marks the 10th instalment of Suntory Hall’s annual Chamber Music Garden in June. 23 vibrant and engaging concert programmes will be held, featuring the performance of Beethoven’s complete works in three genres, the young talented musicians of the Kronberg Academy from Germany in their debut performance in Japan, young emerging artists from Asia, and the Japanese premiere of captivating new pieces. The two-week event offers an opportunity to become acquainted with intimately-scaled chamber music.

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Suntory Hall
Chamber Music Garden 2020

Beethoven 250th featured programmes

Jun 6-18

Suntory Hall’s annual Chamber Music Garden festival takes place over 16 days in June in the intimate space of its “Blue Rose” (Small Hall). This year marks the 10th instalment of Suntory Hall’s annual Chamber Music Garden in June. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary of his birth, featuring the performance of Beethoven’s complete works in three genres (cello sonata, string quartet, and piano trio).

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Suntory Hall
Chamber Music Garden 2020

Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy

Jun 13 & 20

A fresh performance by the fellows (students) of Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy who showcase the fruit of their devoted focus on music. The musicians’ introductions of the pieces provided before each performance are highly regarded.
Highlighted excerpts of famous pieces of classical music will help you connect even more deeply to chamber music.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2020

The Producer Series
TOSHI ICHIYANAGI⁠

—2020 Tokyo ‘Avant-garde’⁠—

Aug 22-30

Treat your ears to cutting-edge music during Tokyo's traditional mid-summer festival. This week-long event provides a glimpse into creativity in the making at the forefront of music history.
In his constant pursuit of producing composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, “Something New,” brings unique composers across generations together to introduce their works.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2020

Theme Composer ISABEL MUNDRY

Suntory Hall International Program
for Music Composition No. 43

Aug 24-28

Treat your ears to cutting-edge music during Tokyo's traditional mid-summer festival. This week-long event provides a glimpse into creativity in the making at the forefront of music history.
In the series "International Program for Music Composition", Suntory Hall commissions and premieres a new orchestral work from a world leading composer, and also learn about the world of German Isabel Mundry through chamber music and workshop.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2020

The 30th Competition of
Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award
for Music Composition

Aug 29

This award is given to an up-and-coming Japanese composer whose orchestral composition is selected as the most fresh and promising from among those premiered in Japan or abroad.

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Suntory Hall ARK Classics

Oct 2-4

Based on the concept of “Encounters with and through music,” the neighbouring areas of Suntory Hall centred on Ark Hills will be brimming with music during ARK Hills Music Week. The opening event, Suntory Hall ARK Classics, will be led by artistic leaders Nobuyuki Tsujii and Fumiaki Miura.
Around 10 concerts ranging from orchestras to duos will be performed at the Main Hall and Blue Rose (Small Hall) for a period of three days.
* ARK HILLS MUSIC WEEK 2020 (2-11 Oct 2020)
During the festival week centred on Suntory Hall, Ark Hills known as the "Town of Music" is enlivened by the sound of music.

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TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA &
SUNTORY HALL

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT
FOR CHILDREN 2020

Apr 12, Jul 5, Sep 6, & Dec 13

A subscription orchestra concert for children. Enjoy the performances with themes that change each season and are directed under the baton of a different conductor each time. The various hands-on workshops held in tandem are also popular.

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JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & SUNTORY HALL

MATINEE CONCERT SERIES
ON WEEKDAYS “Totteoki Afternoon”
VOL. 13-15

Jun 10, Oct 5, & Feb 3

Enjoy an elegant and refined weekday afternoon with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Suntory Hall. The concerts feature captivating conductors and soloists performing classical masterpieces mixed in with casual talks. This programme will allow even beginners to become acquainted with classical music and get an in-depth look at the world of classical music.

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SUNTORY HALL OPERA ACADEMY

Jun 2 2020 & Mar 18 2021

Young singers and pianists who have been under the tutelage of Giuseppe Sabbatini showcase their accomplishments on stage.
In March, the fellows of Suntory Hall Opera Academy perform an opera on stage at Blue Rose (Small Hall).

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The 5th Graduation
Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy
Completion Concerts

Sep 27 & 28

The 5th-term fellows of the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy have been studying for two years, since September 2018 and supposed to end with their performances in Chamber Music Garden (CMG) in June 2020. Due to coronavirus, their activities were suspended for April and May, and CMG was also cancelled. In its place, a performance by the fellows was live streamed online without audience. However, playing in front of audience is the ultimate way for their growth as performers, concerts by the 5th-term fellows has been rearranged and will take place for two days.

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Commemorative Concert of the 49th
Suntory Music Award

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

Oct 6

Presented annually to individuals or groups for the greatest achievement in the development of Western music in Japan. Award recipient of the 49th Suntory Music Award (2017), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra will be performing Messiaen’s “La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ (The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ), ” conducted by their Conductor Laureate Sylvain Cambreling.

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SUNTORY HALL
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2020

Bach Collegium Japan
“MESSIAH” Since 2001

Dec 24

Internationally acclaimed Bach Collegium Japan performs the complete version of “Messiah.”
Launched in 2001, this year marks the 20th anniversary of this special annual event. Enjoy this epic work depicting the life of Jesus Christ from his birth, death and resurrection.

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SUNTORY HALL
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2020

Dec 25

Presenting Suntory Hall’s special Christmas Day concert. Come spend Christmas at Suntory Hall to make the day even more memorable for you and your loved ones.

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SUNTORY HALL
SILVESTER CONCERT 2020-2021

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Dec 31

A Concert on the New Year’s Eve by Symphonie-Orcheser der Volksoper Wien (Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna). Come ring in the New Year with the Vienna Waltz. Enjoy a relaxing New Year countdown.

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SUNTORY HALL
NEW YEAR CONCERT 2021

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Jan 1-3 2021

Come to Suntory Hall to discover the fun and elegant atmosphere of Vienna’s New Year. Cherished by the Viennese, the Volksoper (People’s Opera) orchestra will get back to Tokyo for their annual New Year performance.

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SUNTORY HALL
NEW YEAR FAMILY CLASSIC 2021

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Jan 5 2021

An affordable 90-minute programme for the entire family, featuring Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien (Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper Vienna). Bring your family to enjoy a fun New Year polka and waltz performance.

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SUNTORY HALL ORGAN DAY

Aug 16

Discover the allure of the organ. A diverse line up of programmes is planned, including a dynamic organ performance in the Main Hall, an opportunity to see the mechanism of the organ, and talks by the organist. The day will be filled with opportunities for all those who are interested in the organ, and a hands-on workshop will also be held for children.

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SUNTORY HALL
ORGAN PROMENADE CONCERT

Monthly (except Aug)

The Organ known as the king of instruments is featured in the Main Hall. Come and enjoy the sounds of the organ for 30 minutes during your lunch break. Admision free.

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SUNTORY HALL OPEN HOUSE

Apr 5

In conjunction to the Ark Hills Sakura Festival, Suntory Hall opens its doors to everyone for free all day. Enjoy performances and a variety of other events. Admission free.

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