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TokyoCancelled: NHK Symphony Orchestra Special Concert

© Suntory Hall
Widmann: Arche
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Kent Nagano; Marlis Petersen; Thomas E. Bauer; New National Theatre Chorus; NHK Tokyo Children Chorus

Tokyo(Postponed for July) Fujikura, Kondo, Ichiyanagi, Takahashi, Watanabe

Kajimoto Music
Eslava, Ichiyanagi, Fujikura, Watanabe, Kondo, Handel, Takahashi
Maya Kimura; Norio Sato

TokyoSubscription Concerts for Children 2020

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Boccherini, Bizet, Rossini, Respighi
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Kentaro Kawase; Kohei Ueno

TokyoBeethoven, Brahms

Beethoven, Brahms
Beethoven, Brahms
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra; Lars Vogt

TokyoMixed programme of works with Jean-Luc Tingaud

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Bizet, Dukas, Pauer, Ravel
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Jean-Luc Tingaud; Radek Baborák
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Tokyo Symphony restarts with a full-length concert at Suntory Hall

Taijiro Iimori © N. Ikegami | TSO
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra reopened its doors to audiences with majestic Mendelssohn.
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A Viennese Rite of Spring in Tokyo

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Suntory Hall
It can’t be easy for conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada to have to play second fiddle to senior maestros on the Vienna Philharmonic’s tour.
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Sound over substance marks the Vienna Philharmonic's concerts in Tokyo

Christian Thielemann © Suntory Hall
A great orchestra visits Tokyo, but mediocre conducting disappoints. 
***11
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An elegant and vocally fine Don Pasquale in Tokyo

Roberto Scandiuzzi (Don Pasquale) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre Tokyo
New National Theatre Tokyo's new staging of Donizetti's jolly Don Pasquale, in Stefano Vizioli's classic production, featured some sparkling vocal performances from a fine cast.
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Bringing Vienna to Tokyo: Strauss, Strauss, and more Strauss!

Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Suntory Hall
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays a programme by many Strausses – even Richard – in a programme conducted by Christian Thielemann. 
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