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Seiji Ozawa & SKO perform Deutsche Grammophon Special Gala Concert

Seiji Ozawa and Saito Kinen Orchestra will perform together at Deutsche Grammophon Special Gala Concert on Dec 5 (wed) at Suntry Hall. They will perform with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Diego Matheuz.

Please see below for more details.

Deutsche Grammophon Special Gala Concert Website (Japanese)

Celebrating 120 years of Deutsche Grammophon Special Website (English)

2018OMF Kazuyoshi Akiyama X SKO Orchestra Concert Program B on NHK-FM "Best of Classic "!

2018 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival Orchestra Concert Program B will be broadcast on Nov 23 19:30- on NHK-FM radio.
You can enjoy the all French program on radio, PC and smartphones through website or apps.
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<On Air Schedule> Nov 23 (Fri) 19:30 - 21:10
NHK-FM "Best of Classic"

<Program>
Ibert: Ouverture de fête
Debussy: Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune
Ravel: Boléro
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ”
<Performance> Saito Kinen Orchestra
<Conductor> Kazuyoshi Akiyama
<Recorded> 2018 Ag 31 at Kissei Bunka Hall (Matsumoto)

*Program B will be screened on Nov 9 18:00 - outdoor screen concert at Roppongi Hills Arena.
For more information please click here.

Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble Japan Tour 2019 Ticket Information are Out!

Ticket information on Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble Matumoto, Osaka, Tokyo performances are out!
Matsumoto Osaka and Tokyo Tickets go on sale on Nov 24 (Sat) 10AM.
Please see program page for how to purchase your tickets!
Don't miss out the sublime performance of world top class brass, timpani & percussion artists!

2018OMF Orchestra Concert Program B on big screen! Nov 9(Fri)18:00 @Roppongi Hills Arena

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2018 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival Orchestra Concert Program B will be screened at Roppongi Hills Arena on Nov 9 (Fri) 18:00!
Please enjoy Saito Kinen Orchestra's memorable performance under the baton of Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama, which took place on Aug 31 at Kissei Bunka Hall in Matsumoto city.
Entrance free, we look forward to seeing you at Roppongi!

2018OMF Orchestra Concert Program B / Screen Concert in Tokyo
Date: Nov 9 (Fri) 18:00-20:00 (subject to change)
Venue: Roppongi Hills Arena
Program:
 Ibert: Ouverture de fête
 Debussy: Prélude à L'après-midi d'un faune
 Ravel: Boléro
 Saint-Saëns: Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ”
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Conductor: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Recorded: Aug 31 at Kissei Bunka Hall in Matsumoto

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Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble Japan Tour in 2019!

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Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble was born in 2015 at Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival Chamber Concert. Their sublime sound mesmerized the audience and the 12 members came back on the stage at the curtain call many times to appreciate the never-ending applause. OMF Director Seiji Ozawa has complete confidence in the world top class brass and percussion players of Saito Kinen Orchestra. The Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble was formed out of two voices. One is the player's will, which is "We want all the Japanese to know about the OMF. And we'd very much like to play as us, this 12 players". And the other is strong request from the audience that they want to see more of their performances. Answering the two voices, Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble had started touring in January 2017. Their quests for the sublimation of their harmony jumped out from the festival, and they went to 4 cities; Tokyo, Matsumoto, Mito and Hiroshma.
Their reputation goes through the nation, and the 3 performance of 4 were all sold out. They reached to the young generations who don't know OMF or SKO yet. We are proud to announce that SKO Brass Ensemble again goes on Japan tour and this time they perform at 7 cities; Matsumoto, Tokai, Osaka, Hiroshima, Mito, Iwaki and Tokyo! Don't miss out the great performance.

For more details of each performances and ticket information, please see Program Page.