JAPANESE

35th Suntory Hall

Suntory Hall presents April 2021 − March 2022

Suntory Hall presents April 2021 − March 2022

* as of April 2021, subject to change

Dates

Event Types

Suntory Hall 35th Anniversary

Gala Concert 2021

Oct 2

The autumn gala concert celebrates the hall's 35th anniversary with an attractive line-up of world-class artists. A social occasion in a festive atmosphere, the audience can feel at one with the musicians on stage and immerse themselves in the joy of music.

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Hall Opera®
Verdi: La traviata

Oct 7 - 9

Hall Opera® was a new way of staging opera devised by Suntory Hall, and it has formed an important part of the hall's history. In October 2021, Hall Opera® will present Verdi's "La traviata", led by Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, who has given many memorable performances in this series. The handpicked cast includes the internationally acclaimed tenor, Francesco Demuro, as Alfredo. The staging will be directed by Michiko Taguchi, who has had many years of experience in European opera houses. An additional performance will be presented by the talented Japanese cover cast (October 8).

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WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN JAPAN 2021

Riccardo Muti Conducts
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER

Nov 3 - 12

Since 1999, Suntory Hall has invited Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic) and hosted the Wiener Philharmoniker Week in Japan. In 2021, Maestro Riccardo Muti, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, will be making an appearance.

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WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN JAPAN 2021

Open Rehearsal

Nov

Suntory Hall and Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic) 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.
* Advanced application required.

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WIENER PHILHARMONIKER WEEK IN JAPAN 2021

Educational Programme

Nov 10 & Nov (Date TBA)

During Wiener Philharmoniker Week, a diverse line up of programmes is held by Suntory Hall and Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic) 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 Chamber Music Garden 2021

Jun 6 - 27

Chamber Music Garden celebrates its 10th anniversary with a specially expanded programme, 22 days and 28 performances.
For the annual Beethoven String Quartet cycle, CMG welcomes the distinguished Jerusalem Quartet, which made its debut 25 years ago. Küchl Quartett and Hedenborg Trio, regulars to Suntory Hall, will bring a flavour of Vienna to the garden. Rising talents – the Schumann Quartett, Novus String Quartet, and Aoi Trio – will appear in the "Brilliant Ensembles" series. In the "Fortepiano Kaleidoscope" concerts, people can enjoy the kaleidoscopic sonorities of four historical fortepianos in ensemble with string instruments and voice. Meanwhile, pianist Yu Kosuge produces two evenings of chamber music of Toru Takemitsu and his predecessors. Other highlights include the Brahms cello sonatas performed by the regular duo of Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello) and Michie Koyama (piano) in the Opening Concert, performances by Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Academy fellows, the informal lunchtime concerts, and the all-star final concert.
There will be a total of 28 concerts, and 7 of them will be live-streamed (paid).

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2021

The Producer Series
ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN

From Paris into the World's Pioneers of "New Music"

Aug 22 - 24

This is a week-long contemporary music festival with a long history since the opening of Suntory Hall.
The Ensemble Intercontemporain (EIC), boasting quality execution and the long history in the world of contemporary music, has been invited from Paris as the producer of this year's programme. The group introduces the history and future of contemporary music, drawing from their own grand contemporary music repertoire. They will showcase the cutting edge in the international contemporary scene.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2021

Theme Composer
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER

Suntory Hall International Program for Music Composition No. 43
(Artistic Director: Toshio Hosokawa)

Aug 25 - 27

This is a week-long contemporary music festival with a long history since the opening of Suntory Hall.
The Music Director of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Matthias Pintscher, also joins the festival as the theme composer.
These two of the world's leading figures in the contemporary music world offer a musical tour de force.
A call for scores-style composition workshop led by Pintscher is available.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2021

The 31st Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition

Aug 28

The Award was founded in 1990 commemorating Yasushi Akutagawa the composer for his significant contribution to the development of Japan's music during the postwar period. 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 premiering in Japan or abroad. The winning composer is commissioned to compose a new orchestral work, which is to be premiered at this programme concert after 2 years.

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Suntory Hall Chamber Music Garden 2021

ENJOY! Concerts by Chamber Music Academy Fellows

Jun 12 & 26

A fresh performance by the fellows (academy members) 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.

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SUNTORY HALL OPERA ACADEMY

Jul 13 & Mar

Young singers and pianists who have been under the tutelage of Giuseppe Sabbatini for 2 years present their accomplishments on stage in July.
In March, the fellows (academy members) of Suntory Hall Opera Academy perform an opera on stage at Blue Rose (Small Hall).

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TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SUNTORY HALL

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT FOR CHILDREN 2021

Apr 18, Jul 4, Sep 5, & Dec 12

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 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 and soloist each time.

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JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & SUNTORY HALL

MATINEE CONCERT SERIES ON WEEKDAYS
"Totteoki Afternoon" VOL. 16-18

Jun 7, Sep 27, & Feb 2

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 ART KIDS CLUB

"Iro-iro Do-Re-Do-Re"

Workshop & Concert for Kids – Let's Meet Art and Music

Jul 16 - 17

The programme hosted by Suntory Hall and Suntory Museum of Art is geared for children between the ages of 3 and 6. Music and art unlock the creativity and sensitivity of children.

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SUNTORY HALL ORGAN DAY

Aug 7

Discover the allure of the organ. A diverse lineup of programmes is planned, including a dynamic organ performance in the Main Hall, an opportunity to learn 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 one programme will also be held for children.

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ARK Classics

Oct 8 - 11

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 finale, Suntory Hall ARK Classics, will be led by artistic leaders Nobuyuki Tsujii and Fumiaki Miura. Around 9 incredibly diverse concerts will be performed at the Main Hall and Blue Rose (Small Hall) for a period of four days.
* ARK HILLS MUSIC WEEK 2021 (Oct 2-11)
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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SUNTORY HALL CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2021

Bach Collegium Japan
"MESSIAH"

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 2021

Dec 25

Suntory Hall will hold a special concert befitting the Christmas season. This unique concert has been produced to let beginners interested in classical music come and enjoy themselves while becoming acquainted with it.

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SUNTORY HALL SILVESTER CONCERT 2021-2022

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Dec 31

A Concert on the New Year's Eve. 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 2022

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Jan 1 - 3

The New Year's greetings from the Volksoper (People's Opera) orchestra. This fun, annual New Year's performance at Suntory Hall allows you to fully relish the ambiance of Vienna, the city of music, with the elegant melodies of Viennese waltzes, beautiful operetta arias, and festive polkas.

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SUNTORY HALL ORGAN PROMENADE CONCERT

Once a month (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. Admission free, restriction may apply due to Covid-19.

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