Suntory Hall has been promoting international projects together with Esplanade ― Theatres on the Bay, Singapore ― such as Organ concert in 2015 and theatrical performances in 2016. We will establish closer relationships and aim to have concerts in other areas around the world.
The ancient pageant Himiko: Memories of the Sun Goddess performance in Singapore
On May 20th, 2016, the ancient pageant "Himiko: Memories of the Sun Goddess", the 2014 Suntory Hall production, had its overseas premiere in Singapore's premier arts and culture complex, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay.
This performance was the highlight event in the Super Japan－Japanese Festival of Arts, which commemorated the 50th year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan. The capacity audience was variegated, including a crowd of Singaporeans, visitors from nearby countries, as well as Japanese residents in Singapore.
Conductor: Yoshihiro Kanno, Kabuki and dance: Kotaro Nakamura, Violin: Yasuko Ohlani, Cello: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and others
Joint Projects with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of National University of Singapore
In March 2016, our president Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi presented a cello master class at the Yong Siew Toh (YST) Conservatory of Music of National University of Singapore. In the following May, selected fellows from Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy and the YST students had one week joint rehearsal camp to give concerts in Singapore.
In June, selected members from the Conservatory visited Japan for another performance with the Academy Fellows at Suntory Hall's Chamber Music Garden. They also had a chance to play with the leading violinist Cho-Liang Lin, resulting the exchange program successful and fruitful to both parties.