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SKO Brass Ensemble Matsumoto & Tokyo performances SOLD OUT! Open rehearsal on Jan 23!

We are happy to announce that Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemble will have an open rehearsal at The Harmony Hall in Matsumoto on Jan 23 (Wed). Elementary to university students and their parents are welcome to this special rehearsal. You might be able to ask some questions to the world class players as well.

Date: Jan 23 (Wed) 18:00 - 19:00
Doors Open: 17:30
Students and their parents only. (Elementary to university)
Venue: The Harmony Hall

Saito Kinen Orchestra Brass Ensemlbe 2019 Tour Matsumoto and Tokyo performances are sold out. More U-25 tickets are now available for purchase at Osaka performance for releasing camera area. If you were age of under 25 years old, you could purchase the ticket with half price!
Please see each performances details and tickets information on program page. We are looking forward to meeting you!

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120 YEARS DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON THE TOKYO GALA CONCERT CD&Digital Distribution available NOW!

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DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 120 GALA CONCERT PRESENTED BY SEIJI OZAWA AND SAITO KINEN ORCHESTRA is available now on CD and digital distribution!

On December 5, 2018 OMF director Seiji Ozawa, the world famous violinist Anne=Sophie Mutter, Diego Matheuz and Saito Kinen Orchestra hold a special concert to celebrate Deutsche Grammophon 120 anniversary at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Now its available on CD (Japan only) and digital distribution (international) from January 1st, 2019!

Along with unforgettable performance by the amazing musicians, internationally acclaimed novelist Mr. Haruki Murakami wrote the liner notes for this special occasion.


DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 120 GALA CONCERT

Seiji Ozawa / Anne=Sophie Mutter / Diego Matheuz / Saito Kinen Orchestra
On Sale : January 1st, 2019 /CD:UCCG-1850/Price¥2,800+Tax
Official Website for CD (In Japanese)
★Digital Distribution available at iTunes and more https://lnk.to/DG120gala

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①Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from “Evgeny Onegin”, Op.24
②Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64
【Conductor:Diego Matheuz / Saito Kinen Orchestra】

③Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in G major, Op.40
【Conductor:Diego Matheuz / Saito Kinen Orchestra Vaiolin Solo: Anne=Sophie Mutter】

④Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op.28
【Conductor:Seiji Ozawa / Saito Kinen Orchestra Vaiolin Solo: Anne=Sophie Mutter】

OMF specially decorated vending machine in Matumoto city!

OMF specially decorated vending machine was placed at Matsumoto Castle Oote Mon Parking.
OMF director Seiji Ozawa and Saito Kinen Orchestra will welcome tourists who visit the beautiful Matsumoto city.

Placement: Matsumoto Castle Oote Mon Parking
2-250-1, Ote, Matsumoto City, Nagano

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T.Takemitsu:Ceremonial by Ozawa and SKO on the air on Dec 31 on NHK-ETV!

Classic music TV program Classic High Light 2018 on ETV will feature the very first orchestra concert at Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto (now Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival) in 1992, which is Ceremonial - An Autumn Ode- by Toru Takemitsu.
This piece was specially written for this occasion. The beautiful melody starts with Sho played by Mayumi Miyata. Please enjoy this memorable performance at the end of the year.

"Classic High Light 2018"
■Date and Time: December 31 (Mon) 9:20 PM - 23:45 PM
■TV Station: NHK-ETV
■Program:
Toru Takemitsu: Ceremonial - An Autumn Ode-
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Saito Kinen Orchestra
and more
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SKO Brass Ensemble Matsumoto/Osaka/Tokyo tickets on sale on Nov 24 (Sat)!

12 brass and percussion members from Saito Kinen Orchestra go on Japan tour in 2019 January.
They visit 7 different cities this time, and tickets of Matsumoto, Osaka and Tokyo will go on sale on this Saturday!
It is a precious opportunity that world class brass and percussion players come together and perform colorful programs.
We are looking forward to seeing you in January!

【Matsumoto】Jan 24, 2019 (Thu) 19:00 @The Harmony Hall
【Osaka】Jan 26, 2019 (Sat) 14:00 @Izumi Hall
【Tokyo】Jan 31, 2019 (Thu) 19:00 @Kioi Hall
Please see here for the ticket information.