Daiwa House Special

The Exhibition from 'Archive-Library-Collection of
the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien'

& the Exhibition of Backstage Portraits of Wiener Philharmoniker
- 150 Years Friendship Japan-Austria -

Daiwa House Special

The Exhibition from 'Archive-Library-Collection of
the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien'

& the Exhibition of Backstage Portraits of Wiener Philharmoniker
- 150 Years Friendship Japan-Austria -

Suntory Hall is hosting a special exhibition at Hotel Okura Tokyo (South Wing) to commemorate 150 years of friendship between Japan and Austria in November 2019. Suntory Hall and the Viennese Music Association (the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien / Musikverein Wien) have developed strong musical bonds due to a partnership established in 2006. At this exhibition, we are making valuable music-related materials belonging to Musikverein's Archive, Library, and Collections available to the public, including original notes of music, letters, pictures, and photographs. We are also exhibiting numerous behind the scene photos of members of Wiener Philharmoniker taken backstage. Text: Japanese / German.

[Period]

10:00 - 18:30 daily, Sat November 2 - Sun November 17 2019

  • * Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
  • * 16 November open until 17:30 (Last admission: 17:00)
[Closed]

November 12 2019

[Venue]

Ascot Hall (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo
Language: Japanese / German.

The Exhibition from 'Archive-Library-Collection of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien'

Since its establishment in 1812, the Viennese Music Association (Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien) has made the systematic collection of materials of all kinds related to music a major part of its activities. Naturally, materials related to Japan have also become a part of its collection efforts.
At the end of the 19th century, in an era of advancing global cultural exchange, a wave of European culture rushed upon Japan, which had just opened up to the West. At the same time, Japan was introduced to Vienna through the World Expo and similar events, and numerous Viennese artists and architects were influenced by Japan. Brahms, Bruckner, Liszt, Johan Strauss Jr., and Richard Strauss were all composers living in Vienna at that very time.
During this exhibition, we will uncover the various hidden traces of Japan that can be found in Vienna from the viewpoint of music and art from the late 19th century up to the present.

During the exhibition period, we are planning events unique to this exhibition that will let visitors 'hear' the history of musical exchange between Vienna and Japan through lectures by Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Otto Biba and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fuchs, director and deputy director of the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien respectively, as well as through gallery concerts by members of Wiener Philharmoniker.

  • Rokudan in Vienna- Johannes Brahms und Countess Kiwako Toda (1992)
    by Tadashi Moriya
    (Ogaki-shi Tadashi Moriya Museum)

  • 'Japanische Volksmusik
    (Japanese Folk Music)'
    edited by Heinrich Blockheit (1888),
    with notes by Johannes Brahms.

The Exhibition of Backstage Portraits of Wiener Philharmoniker

Wiener Philharmoniker has regularly performed in Japan since 1956. We will publish photographs taken by Katsuhiro Ichikawa behind the scenes during the tour for last 10 years. You can expect to see numerous shots taken inside the members' dressing rooms and favourite photographs that are full of life, providing a glimpse of the musicians acting as their natural selves. During the exhibition period, ‘Wiener Philharmoniker Week in Japan 2019’ concerts will be held at Suntory Hall.

Exhibition-related Programs

Gallery Talk
(60 min / in Japanese and German / Capacity: 50)
* No admittance to pre-school children.

Date & Time

13:00 - 14:00, November 2 - 4, and 9, 10

[Speaker]

Dr. Dr.h.c. Otto Biba (Director, Archiv · Bibliothek · Sammlungen of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien)

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fuchs (Deputy Director, Archiv · Bibliothek · Sammlungen of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien)

Dr. Midori Takeishi (Professor of Tokyo College of Music)

* One speaker per one talk.

[Venue]

Topaz (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo

Gallery Concert (60 min)
* No admittance to pre-school children.

Date & Time

- Gallery Concert DAY

13:00 / 16:00 / 19:00, November 12 
* Admission to the exhibition: 1 hour prior to each concert starts.

- Closing Concert by Member of Wiener Philhamoniker

19:00 (18:30 open), November 16 
* The exhibition will be closed 1 hour after the concert.

Venue

Ascot Hall (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo

Tickets

'Archive-Library-Collection of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien'
& Backstage Portraits of Wiener Philharmoniker

Advance ¥800
General ¥1,000
* Pre-school children are free.

Advance ticket
Sales period: September 7 - November 1

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* Credit card not available for purchasing tickets on November 1.

By phone
Suntory Hall Ticket Center
0570-55-0017
In person:
Suntory Hall Ticket Center Box Office
(10:00- 18:00)
* Located on the right of Main Entrance, Suntory Hall
1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

General ticket

Sold at Ascot Hall (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo (9:45- ) and Suntory Hall Ticket Center Box Office (10:00-)
Concession

1. General: U25 (Elementary school student - age 25) ¥500 / Active65 (Over age 65) ¥100 discount.
* To be purchased at Ascot Hall (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo. ID required for admission.

2. If you show concert tickets (semi-ticket) of Suntory Hall from November 2 to 17, ¥500 discount.
* To be purchased at Ascot Hall (B2F), Hotel Okura Tokyo .

Gallery Talk

¥800 (Non reserved seat / Capacity: 50)
Talk & 2 Exhibitions ¥1,300

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Gallery Concert and Exhibitions

¥4,000 (Non reserved seat / Capacity: 80 )

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By phone
Suntory Hall Ticket Center
0570-55-0017
In person:
Suntory Hall Ticket Center Box Office
(10:00- 18:00)
* Located on the right of Main Entrance, Suntory Hall
1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Supervised by Dr. Dr.h.c. Otto Biba (Director, Archiv · Bibliothek · Sammlungen of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien), Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fuchs (Deputy Director, Archiv · Bibliothek · Sammlungen of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien)
Organaized by Suntory Hall (SUNTORY FOUNDATION for the ARTS)
Supported by Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Cooperation with The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, Hotel Okura Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art, Ogaki-shi Tadashi Moriya Museum, Bösendorfer Japan, VIDEO PROMOTIONS INC.
Under the auspices of Austrian Embassy, Austrian Cultural Forum, The Austrian National Tourist Office, The Vienna Tourist Board

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