JAPANESE

Suntory Hall presents April 2022 − March 2023

Suntory Hall presents April 2022 − March 2023

* as of April 2022, subject to change

Dates

Event Types

SUNTORY HALL SPECIAL STAGE 2022

MIDORI

Nov 8 - 12

MIDORI had been scheduled for Special Stage 2020 with Beethoven's 250th Birthday Anniversary in October, but the event was postponed due to complications in the arrival to Japan by herself and other performers from abroad. However, it will be held this year as the 40th anniversary of MIDORI's debut. MIDORI's allure as an international artist will be showcased mainly with Beethoven's pieces including violin sonatas, piano trios, and concertos.

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Andris Nelsons conducts
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Nov 13 - 15

Andris Nelsons, the 15th musical director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is held in high regard as a key component in creating the best combination of a conductor and orchestra. This prominent international combination will return to Japan for the first time in five years. Plus, one of the most revered artists of our time, pianist Mitsuko Uchida makes an appearance as a soloist in the concerto programme. Various other plans, such as rehearsals available to the public free of charge and youth programmes, are scheduled in addition to the main performance.

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Suntory Hall
Chamber Music Garden 2022 (CMG)

Jun 4 - 19

Suntory Hall's annual Chamber Music Garden festival takes place in June in the intimate space of its “Blue Rose” (Small Hall). This year, 22 concerts are held, opening with a concert produced by cellist and President of Suntory Hall Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Two years after the cancellation of their performance, the Atrium String Quartet and pianist Yekwon Sunwoo finally make it to Japan. International hornist Radek Baborák additionally shines through his solos, chamber music, and prowess as a conductor.

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Suntory Hall
Chamber Music Garden 2022 (CMG)

Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy

Jun 6 - 18

The Quartet Integra marks its 4th year while members have continued pursuing their studies at the Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy and has now taken a flawless first place at the Bartók World Competition, held in Budapest last October. The unanimous victory at their first international competition generates anticipation of their further growth and activity. And two concerts 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 Summer Festival 2022

The Producer Series
KLANGFORUM WIEN

Aug 22 - 26

The Summer Festival best sums up Suntory Hall in August. This contemporary music festival has continued each summer since the hall's opening and lets participants enjoy a variety of recent and incredibly diverse music. This year, concerts is produced by Klangforum Wien, a contemporary music ensemble comprised of the world's finest soloists.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2022

Theme Composer
ISABEL MUNDRY

Suntory Hall International Program
for Music Composition No. 44
(Artistic Director: Toshio Hosokawa)

Aug 21 - 28

The Summer Festival best sums up Suntory Hall in August. This contemporary music festival has continued each summer since the hall's opening and lets participants enjoy a variety of recent and incredibly diverse music. German composer Isabel Mundry appears as this year's Theme Composer. Gain an understanding of Mundry as a leader in Europe's music world through her orchestra performances, including the world premiere of a new piece; chamber music; and workshops.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2022

The 32nd Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition

Aug 27

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

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TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & SUNTORY HALL

SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT
FOR CHILDREN 2022

May 8, Jul 10, Sep 4, & Dec 11

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of this concert for children. Enjoy the performances with themes that change each season and are directed under the baton of a different conductor each time. This jointly sponsored event allows children to join in a variety of ways, making it very well-received.

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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 22 - 23

The programme hosted by Suntory Hall and Suntory Museum of Art is geared towards children between the ages of 3 and 6. With the items they create in an art workshop in hand, both children and parents alike can enjoy the concert. Music and art unlock the creativity and sensitivity of children.

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SUNTORY HALL ORGAN DAY

Aug 11

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 some events for children are also being planned.

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SUNTORY HALL OPERA ACADEMY

Jul 12 & Mar 2023

Young singers and pianists who have been under the tutelage of Giuseppe Sabbatini showcase classic Italian songs as well as opera arias as the fruits of their yearlong study. In March, the Academy fellows perform an opera on stage at Blue Rose. The way the stage makes use of the venue's intimate space pleases crowds every time.

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Commemorative Concert of
Suntory Music Award

Aug 12 & Mar 13

The Suntory Music Award is presented each year to individuals or groups for their incredible achievements in developing Western music in Japan. Maestro Ken Takaseki received the 50th award in 2018 for exemplifying the incontrovertible answer to what it is a conductor does. Pianist Hisako Kawamura was awarded the 51st Suntory Music Award in 2019 for her uniquely expressive and passionate musical performances.

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JAPAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & SUNTORY HALL

MATINEE CONCERT SERIES ON WEEKDAYS
"Totteoki Afternoon" Vol. 19-21

Jun 2, Sep 27, & Feb 1

Enjoy an elegant and refined weekday afternoon with the classical music of today. 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. It is also available for you to enjoy anywhere and anytime through a paid live stream.

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Music Festival
for Children and Young People

May 4 - 7

Sony Music Foundation and Suntory Foundation for the Arts combine their experience in concerts geared for children to hold the world's largest full-fledged classical music festival for children and young people for the first time. Pianist Shinya Kiyozuka acts as an official ambassador and main host of the live stream, spreading the festival's charm far and wide. The festival features concerts tailored to respective age groups.

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Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2022

Suntory Hall ARK Classics

Sep 30 - Oct 4

The opening of ARK Hills Music Week is Suntory Hall ARK Classics, will be led by artistic leaders Nobuyuki Tsujii and Fumiaki Miura. Around 10 incredibly diverse concerts will be performed at the Main Hall and Blue Rose (Small Hall) for a period of five days.
* ARK HILLS MUSIC WEEK 2022 (Sept 30 - Oct 10)
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 2022

Bach Collegium Japan
"MESSIAH" Since 2001

Dec 24

Internationally acclaimed Bach Collegium Japan performs the complete version of "Messiah". The project was launched in 2001. Enjoy this epic work depicting the life of Jesus Christ from his birth, death and resurrection.

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SUNTORY HALL
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2022

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. Enjoy this special Sunday Christmas time at Suntory Hall.

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SUNTORY HALL
SILVESTER CONCERT 2022

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). Enjoy the lively and sumptuous sounds of Vienna with the family.

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SUNTORY HALL
NEW YEAR CONCERT 2023

Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien

Jan 1 - 3

An annual New Year's Viennese-style programme by the Symphonie-Orchester der Volksoper Wien, beloved by the capital of music.

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SUNTORY HALL OPEN HOUSE

Apr 3

Suntory Hall opens its doors to everyone for free all day! Enjoy streaming and live performances.

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SUNTORY HALL
ORGAN PROMENADE CONCERT

Monthly (except Apr & 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.

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