JAPANESE

  • Sat, June 6

  • Sun, June 7

  • Mon, June 8

  • Tue, June 9

  • Wed, June 10

  • Thu, June 11

  • Fri, June 12

  • Sat, June 13

  • Sun, June 14

  • Mon, June 15

  • Tue, June 16

  • Wed, June 17

  • Thu, June 18

  • Fri, June 19

  • Sat, June 20

  • Sun, June 21

Beethoven 250th anniversary

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Opening Night 2020 Produced by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi — Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

Opening Night 2020

Produced by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi

— Ludwig van Beethoven: Cello Sonatas

The opening performance in 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the

10th installment of Suntory Hall’s Chamber Music Garden. Beethoven’s five cello sonatas that

represent his creativity from his early to middle and late periods are considered on par with

J. S. Bach’s Cello Suites and are often referred to as the cellist’s bible. Joined by Mami

Hagiwara on her faithful piano, the stage will open with a special production of three

performances from the Beethoven complete cello sonata series to illustrate Beethoven’s

transition in style from period to period all in one night.

The opening performance in 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and the

10th installment of Suntory Hall’s Chamber Music Garden.

Beethoven’s five cello sonatas that represent his creativity from his early to middle and late periods are considered on par with J. S. Bach’s Cello Suites and are often referred to as the cellist’s bible. Joined by Mami Hagiwara on her faithful piano, the stage will open with a special production of three performances from the Beethoven complete cello sonata series to illustrate Beethoven’s transition in style from period to period all in one night.

  1. Sat June 6 17:00

Atrium String Quartet— The Beethoven Cycle Ⅰ- Ⅵ

Atrium String ⅠQuartet

— The Beethoven Cycle Ⅰ-Ⅵ

Prize winner of international competitions in London and Bordeaux, the Atrium String Quartet

is a dynamic and charismatic ensemble who have established themselves as performers at

international music festivals and major cities worldwide. Continuing to channel the spirit of

Russia into their music since they first came together 20 years ago, their performances of the

complete works of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky up to date have been exquisite. Enjoy the

quartet's long-awaited monumental performance of the Beethoven cycle.

Prize winner of international competitions in London and Bordeaux, the Atrium String Quartet is a dynamic and charismatic ensemble who have established themselves as performers at international music festivals and major cities worldwide. Continuing to channel the spirit of Russia into their music since they first came together 20 years ago, their performances of the complete works of Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky up to date have been exquisite. Enjoy the quartet's long-awaited monumental performance of the Beethoven cycle.

  1. Ⅰ Sun June 7 13:00
  2. Ⅱ Sun June 7 19:00
  3. Ⅲ Tue June 9 19:00
  4. Ⅳ Thu June 11 19:00
  5. Ⅴ Sat June 13 19:00
  6. Ⅵ Mon June 15 19:00

The Aoi Trio Plays Beethoven’s Complete Piano Trios Ⅰ- Ⅲ

The Aoi Trio Plays

Beethoven’s Complete Piano Trios Ⅰ-Ⅲ

Aoi Trio is Japan’s first group to win the first place in the ARD International Music Competition

Munich piano trio division; the members currently study in Germany working to further refine

the sound of their inseparable formation. The trio aims to capture the essence behind

Beethoven’s nine works with opus numbers. It will be their first attempt to play Beethoven’s

Complete Piano Trios. Keep your eyes on these young elites as they explore and disseminate

the appeal of piano trios.

Aoi Trio is Japan’s first group to win the first place in the ARD International Music Competition Munich piano trio division; the members currently study in Germany working to further refine the sound of their inseparable formation. The trio aims to capture the essence behind Beethoven’s nine works with opus numbers. It will be their first attempt to play Beethoven’s Complete Piano Trios. Keep your eyes on these young elites as they explore and disseminate the appeal of piano trios.

  1. Ⅰ Wed June 10 19:00
  2. Ⅱ Sun June 14 14:00
  3. Ⅲ Thu June 18 19:00

Precious 1 pm Vol. 1 - 4

Precious 1 pm Vol. 1-4

Enjoy a casual 60-minute concert on a weekday afternoon. Featuring a captivating

combination of instruments, including a historic Érard piano and harp, the musicians

perform exhilarating selections of the repertoire mixed in with talks about the music.

Come and enjoy a blissful hour of relaxation with music.

Enjoy a casual 60-minute concert on a weekday afternoon. Featuring a captivating combination of instruments, including a historic Érard piano and harp, the musicians perform exhilarating selections of the repertoire mixed in with talks about the music. Come and enjoy a blissful hour of relaxation with music.

  1. Vol. 1 Thu June 11 13:00-14:00
    By The Ultimate Duo
  2. Vol. 2 Fri June 12 13:00-14:00
    The Glamour of the Piano Quartet
  3. Vol. 3 Tue June 16 13:00-14:00
    Afternoon Concert with “Érard Piano”
  4. Vol. 4 Fri June 19 13:00-14:00
    Naoko Yoshino & Friends from Different Countries

Discovery Night Ⅰ & Ⅱ

Discovery Night Ⅰ & Ⅱ

Enjoy quality music in an intimate space. This programme weaves together classical

masterpieces and treasured pieces combined with talks by the performers. The later

curtain time allows those who prefer the night culture to also enjoy the concert in

comfort. Spend an exciting evening with alluring artists who will help unleash new

discoveries in chamber music.

Enjoy quality music in an intimate space. This programme weaves together classical masterpieces and treasured pieces combined with talks by the performers. The later curtain time allows those who prefer the night culture to also enjoy the concert in comfort. Spend an exciting evening with alluring artists who will help unleash new discoveries in chamber music.

  1. Ⅰ Fri June 12 19:30
  2. Ⅱ Wed June 17 19:30

The Kronberg Academy Tour of Japan Ⅰ & Ⅱ — Brilliant Young Soloists and Principal Professors

The Kronberg Academy Tour of Japan Ⅰ & Ⅱ

—Brilliant Young Soloists and Principal Professors

Germany's Kronberg Academy is known for its producing countless world-class string

players. Teaching faculties of the academy who are also established as international

players will be performing in Japan for the first time with their outstanding students.

These precious two days offer the opportunity to intimately connect with colourful

and vibrant world-class chamber music centred on current Kronberg Academy student

Fumika Mohri (violin), with guest appearance by Japanese alumnus Dai Miyata (cello).

Germany's Kronberg Academy is known for its producing countless world-class string players. Teaching faculties of the academy who are also established as international players will be performing in Japan for the first time with their outstanding students. These precious two days offer the opportunity to intimately connect with colourful and vibrant world-class chamber music centred on current Kronberg Academy student Fumika Mohri (violin), with guest appearance by Japanese alumnus Dai Miyata (cello).

  1. Ⅰ Fri June 19 19:00
  2. Ⅱ Sat June 20 19:00

ENJOY! Concerts by Chamber Music Academy Fellows Ⅰ & Ⅱ

ENJOY! Concerts by

Chamber Music Academy Fellows Ⅰ & Ⅱ

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 works of classical music will help you connect even more deeply to chamber

music.

*Ⅱ (June 20) is the 5th Graduation Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy Completion

Concert.

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 works of classical music will help you connect even more deeply to chamber music.

*Ⅱ (June 20) is the 5th Graduation Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy Completion Concert.

  1. Ⅰ Sat June 13 11:00
  2. Ⅱ Sat June 20 11:00

ASIA-Ensemble at TOKYO

ASIA-Ensemble at TOKYO

Asian artists are making remarkable achievements on the world stage.

This year, the series features Yekwon Sunwoo — winner of the Van Cliburn International

Piano Competition and Sendai International Music Competition, whose incredible piano

technique and expression allows him to get to the heart of the music. He will engage in

deep musical dialogue with notable Japanese artists.

Asian artists are making remarkable achievements on the world stage. This year, the series features Yekwon Sunwoo — winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Sendai International Music Competition, whose incredible piano technique and expression allows him to get to the heart of the music. He will engage in deep musical dialogue with notable Japanese artists.

  1. Tue June 16 19:00

Finale 2020

Finale 2020

Chamber Music Garden 2020 brings together dazzling international artists

spanning across generations for a chamber music extravaganza. The fresh

ensemble will burst forth in musical expression. Programme details regarding

performers will be revealed on the day of the concert.

Chamber Music Garden 2020 brings together dazzling international artists spanning across generations for a chamber music extravaganza. The fresh ensemble will burst forth in musical expression. Programme details regarding performers will be revealed on the day of the concert.

  1. Sun June 21 14:00

CMG Special — Chamber Music Concert for Challenged Children

CMG Special

— Chamber Music Concert for Challenged Children

Since 2013, we have invited students of special schools in wheelchairs, who rarely get a chance to see live performances at concert halls, to come to

Suntory Hall to fully enjoy music. The unique flat floor design of the Blue Rose (Small Hall) brings the audience into close proximity with the performers,

allowing them to intimately feel the chamber music with the entire body.

Since 2013, we have invited students of special schools in wheelchairs, who rarely get a chance to see live performances at concert halls, to come to Suntory Hall to fully enjoy music. The unique flat floor design of the Blue Rose (Small Hall) brings the audience into close proximity with the performers, allowing them to intimately feel the chamber music with the entire body.

  1. Tue June 9
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