Festa Summer Musa KAWASAKI 2018
Festa Summer Musa KAWASAKI is an opera party where gathers numerous famous conductors, pianists, opera singers not only nationwide but also oversea.
This concert held annually and received a lot of attention from domestic and international audiences.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (東京都庁 , Tōkyōto-chō) is the government of the Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. The government consists of a popularly elected governor and assembly. The headquarters building is located in the ward of Shinjuku. The metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo (each governed as an individual city), as well as the other cities and towns that constitute the prefecture. With a population closing in on 14 million living within its boundaries, and many more commuting from neighbouring prefectures, the metropolitan government wields significant political power within Japan.
Under Japanese law, Tokyo is designated as a to (都), translated as metropolis. Within Tokyo lie dozens of smaller entities, including twenty-three special wards (特別区 -ku) which until 1943 made up the city of Tokyo but which now have individual local governments, each with a leader and a council. In addition to these 23 local governments, Tokyo also encompasses 26 cities (市 -shi), five towns (町 -chō or machi), and eight villages (村 -son or -mura), each of which has a local government. These other municipalities are located in the western part of the prefecture, as well as the outlying island chains of Izu and Ogasawara.
The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Tōkyō Firuhāmonī Kōkyō Gakudan) is recognized as the oldest classical orchestra in Japan, having been founded in Nagoya in 1911. It moved to Tokyo in 1938 and has some 166 members as of 2005.
The orchestra plays frequently at Tokyo Opera City, in Shinjuku, Orchard Hall, part of the Bunkamura (文化村) shopping and entertainment complex in Shibuya, and Suntory Hall, in Akasaka, Tokyo.
In 2011, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary as Japan’s first symphony orchestra. With about 130 musicians, TPO performs both symphonies and operas regularly. TPO is proud to have appointed Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, who has been conducting TPO since 2001, as Honorary Music Director, Maestro Andrea Battistoni as Chief Conductor and Maestro Mikhail Pletnev as Special Guest Conductor.
TPO has established its world-class reputation through its subscription concert series, regular opera and ballet assignments at the New National Theatre, and a full, ever in-demand agenda around Japan and the world, including broadcasting with NHK Broadcasting Corporation, various educational programs, and tours abroad. In March, 2014, TPO became a global sensation in its centennial world tour of six major cities: New York, Madrid, Paris, London, Singapore and Bangkok. In December 2015, TPO held Beethoven’s 9th symphony concerts in Seoul and Tokyo with Mastro Myung-Whun Chung, with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra combined into one orchestra. TPO has partnerships with Bunkamura Orchard Hall, the Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo, Chiba City, Karuizawa Cho in Nagano and Nagaoka City in Niigata.
The NHK Symphony Orchestra (NHK交響楽団 NHK Kōkyō Gakudan) is a Japanese orchestra based in Tokyo. The orchestra gives concerts in several venues, including the NHK Hall, Suntory Hall, and the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.
The orchestra began as the New Symphony Orchestra on October 5, 1926 and was the country's first professional symphony orchestra. Later, it changed its name to the Japan Symphony Orchestra. In 1951, after receiving financial support from NHK, the orchestra took its current name.
The most recent music director of the orchestra was Vladimir Ashkenazy, from 2004 to 2007. Ashkenazy now has the title of conductor laureate. Charles Dutoit, the orchestra's music director from 1998 to 2003, is now its music director emeritus. Wolfgang Sawallisch, honorary conductor from 1967 to 1994, held the title of honorary conductor laureate until his death.
The orchestra's current permanent conductors are Yuzo Toyama, since 1979, and Tadaaki Otaka, since 2010. Herbert Blomstedt holds the title of honorary conductor, since 1986. André Previn has the title of honorary guest conductor, since 2012. In June 2012, the orchestra named Paavo Järvi as its next chief conductor, as of the 2015–2016 season, with an initial contract of 3 years.
The Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra s a classical orchestra based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 1970.
The general foundation corporation Maki Asa Balee (Masaki Asami ballet) is a ballet group in Nakano-ku, Tokyo.
Established in 1956, its predecessor is with Tachibana Bare Laboratory established in 1933 by Tachibana Akiko. The general manager, Mr. Maki Asa from 1971 to 1994, Kyoso Mitani from 1994 to the present. It is one of the leading ballet group in the country which produced prominent dancers such as Musashi Kusaki and Tomohiko Hideyama. There are also many collaborations with many masters, and Laurent Petit choreographed "Duke Ellington Ballet" for the ballet team.
Since 1970, its members have performed overseas performances. Its affiliated organizations include the Public Interest Foundation Akiko Tachibana Memorial Foundation, Tachibana Ballet School, Aoyama Balee House.
In January 2014, it signed a business alliance with Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. It was decided to perform performances based on the Bunkyo Civic Hall.
Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra (Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra) is a Japanese professional orchestra. The abbreviation is Tokyo City Phil or City Phil. A member of the Japan Orchestra Federation. They had regular concerts at Tiara Kotori, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and special concerts at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.
In 1975,Tokyo City Phil operated as a voluntary orchestra established by young talented players, mainly by conductor Toshi Tsutsumi. In the same year they performed the European performance including the opening concert of the Belgrade music festival, the Hong Kong - Macao performance..
Tokyo City Phil holds more than 100 performances a year range from regular concerts and special concerts to opera / ballet performances, pop music concerts, movie music, TV appearances, CD recordings and music appreciation classes. Especially on television, it shows its fresh and charming performances through TV Asahi "Nobody Kaku Kara 21" and it has gained popularity all over Japan.
The New Japan Philharmonic (新日本フィルハーモニー交響楽団 , Shin Nihon Firuhāmonī Kōkyōgakudan) is a symphony orchestra based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1972 with Seiji Ozawa as honorary conductor laureate. The Philharmonic's primary concert venue is the Sumida Triphony Hall. From 2003 to 2013 its music director was Christian Arming. Toshiyuki Kamioka has been the music director since 2016.
The orchestra is also known for their film soundtrack productions, notably Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, both soundtracks composed, arranged, conducted and performed by Joe Hisaishi; and a number of works for Neon Genesis Evangelion, composed, arranged and conducted by Shirō Sagisu. The orchestra also performed the film score for an English-language animated film, The Brave Little Toaster, composed by David Newman. The orchestra has also done live performances with various musicians, notably Yngwie Malmsteen and his Concerto Suite in Eb Minor.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (日本フィルハーモニー交響楽団 , Nihon Firuhāmonī Kōkyō Gakudan) is a Japanese symphony orchestra based in Tokyo, with administrative offices in Suginami. The orchestra's current chief conductor is Pietari Inkinen, since 2016.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra was founded on June 22, 1956, as the exclusive subsidiary orchestra under the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. Akeo Watanabe served the first chief conductor of the orchestra, from 1950 to 1968, with the titles of music director, permanent conductor, and executive director. Watanabe recorded the symphonies of Jean Sibelius with the orchestra twice, first in the 1960s for Nippon Columbia Company, and second for Denon, recorded in 1981. In 1958, the orchestra gave the first Japanese performance of Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande (opera), conducted by Jean Fournet.
The orchestra formed a regular relationship with Suginami City in July 1994. The orchestra also established a residency in Yokohama at the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in 1998. The Suginami Public Hall was re-opened, after remodeling, in June 2006, which the orchestra uses for rehearsals and other events. The orchestra reorganised its financial basis in 2013, transitioning to a publicly held foundation basis.
The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (読売日本交響楽団 , Yomiuri Nippon Kōkyō Gakudan) is a Japanese symphony orchestra administratively based in Tokyo. The orchestra primarily performs concerts in Tokyo at the Suntory Hall, but also gives concerts at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall. The orchestra also performs in Yokohama at the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall.
The orchestra was founded in 1962 by the Yomiuri Shimbun, Nippon Television, and the Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. Its first principal conductor was the American conductor Willis Page, who served while on leave from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Hiroshi Wakasugi became the orchestra's first Japanese principal conductor in 1965.
In May 2018, the orchestra announced the appointment of Weigle as its next chief conductor, effective 1 April 2019, with an initial contract of 3 years.
Yanomoko ballet group was founded in 1949 and until now it has operated for 24 years. After 6 years since the date of establishment, the debut performance is "Swan Lake" in Osaka , the next 56 years, they performed at Sankei Hall in Tokyo.
The accomplishments of this "swan lake" received great acclaim with Momiko Tani's excellent acting. "Swan Lake" created a boom and has continued to be performed throughout Japan, and the New Year's holiday in Tokyo has become an annual event starting with the "Swan Lake" Xin Chun performance of the Yanomoko ballet group. After this success, the Momoko Tani Ballet Company has continued to perform to the present as the two major repertoires of "Swan Lake" "Giselle".
Untill 1965, they released "Don Quijote" in Japan. After that "Don Quijote" spread as a precious repertoire for the Japanese ballet world. Mr. Ballerina Valley Momoko who finished the "Gisele" performance in 1974 and had a great influence on the Japanese ballet world, after that he was awarded choreography and instruction as an artistic director and produced numerous excellent talented ballet dancers.
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1946 and called "TOHO Symphony Orchestra." The orchestra worked under the management of "Toho", a motion picture company.
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has a reputation for giving first performances of a number of new contemporary music and opera. Helmut Lachenmann's opera The Little Match Girl (2000, Japanese premiere, concert- John Adam's El Nino (2003, Japan premiere), John Adam's opera A Flowering Tree (2008, Japan premiere, center-stage style), etc,.which have attracted attention in the music circle every year. Through these activities, the orchestra has received most of Japan's major music awards such as the Minister of Education Award, Ongaku no Tomo Sha Award,The Grand Prix of Kyoto Music Award,etc,. In 2013, the orchestra received the Kawasaki City Culture Award for 2013, Which one is the organization or recognition of their remarkable efforts in developing and advancing culture and the arts in Kawasaki City.
Tokyo City Ballet Company was founded in 1968 by the collaboration of Goro Arima, Taneo Ishida, Michio Uchida, Hiroshi Hashimoto, and Tatsuo Noguchi. Since then more than 110 pieces have been performed starting from the classical ballet such as "Swan Lake" and "Giselle" to the reproduction pieces "Carmen""Romeo and Juliet" and other original contemporary repertoire. The company has presented approximately 1500 performances which include independent performances, performance for the Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan, for membership groups that support performing arts, for schools, for the opera and for oversea tours. In 1994 the company became the first ballet company to link performing arts with the local government (Koto-ku, Tokyo).
The company also presents educational programs collaborating together with the Tokyo City Philharmonic which is an orchestra that also links fine arts with Koto-ku. We put effort in joining with the local community including its local shops. "The Town's ・Nutcracker Festival" is an example.
In 2011 we produced "The Tokyo City Ballet Salon" which enables the company to further interact with the next generation of young choreographers and to bond with the audience. In 2009 the company became a general incorporated foundation.
Tokyo New City Orchestra was founded in 1990 with Akira Naito as music director / permanent conductor. The first regular concert was held at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and the performance of the orchestra began.
In 2006, they joined the Japan Orchestra Federation of Public Interest Corporation and the first nation is China Shanghai in 2007 and Vietnam in 2009. In these oversea performances they have had a great success.
In April 2015, they celebrated their 25th anniversary aiming to further development.
Apart from the regular concerts, They perform special music concerts such as orchestral music and music high quality classes for young people, and they also co-stars with domestic and international art groups in opera, ballet, chorus, etc,.
The Shimotsuke Gakuen New Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 2008.
They has selected young superb players who are planning to be active in professional orchestras, and Shimotsuke Gakuen. Currently, They has been performing at various places inside and outside the campus.