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Invitation for a free classical concert on September 18th hosted by NTT DATA

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Invitation for a free classical concert on September 18th hosted by NTT DATA

It is our pleasure to host this concert series in 24 consecutive years. The concert is held in general open call for participants in order for NTT DATA to convey our unending gratitude to all of you. The concept of 24th concert is "Let every note stir your soul". We will present a special one-night program guiding you to a beautiful music world.

The conduct is held by internationally acclaimed new generation male conductor, Dan Ettinger. The performance will be accompanied by the "Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra" whose members are Japanese-representing concertmasters and top players. They will infuse new life into melodies, giving everyone an unforgettable moment.


September 18 (Wed.): Open at 18:15 Start at 19:00


Suntory Hall (1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)


Dan Ettinger

The Israeli born Dan Ettinger is one of the internationally acclaimed talented young conductors of his generation.
Since the beginning of the 2009/2010 season he has been General Music Director of the Nationaltheater Mannheim and in 2010 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition Dan Ettinger serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Israel Symphony Orchestra since September 2005.
Due to his tremendous versatility and autodidactic skills Dan Ettinger turned towards conducting from singing, being deeply inspired especially by artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Sergiu Celibidache and Herbert von Karajan. The first opportunity came through an engagement as house conductor and chorus master at the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv.
In the year 2003 Dan Ettinger was invited by General Music Director Daniel Barenboim to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.
Further stations in his international career have been in the 2004/2005 season his successful USA debut with Aida at the Los Angeles Opera. In 2007 he first stood on the podium of the Wiener Staatsoper conducting a production of L'Elisir d'Amore. Following an invitation of Placido Domingo he returned to the USA to musically lead Martha Domingo's La Traviata at the Washington National Opera. With Turandot he debuted in spring 2009 at the Zurich Opera House.
Also in Japan acclaims Dan Ettinger great success. Since making his debut in 2004 with Falstaff, he has been a welcome guest at the New National Theatre Tokyo and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Among the highlights of his conducting engagements at the New National Theatre Tokyo were Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in spring 2009 and the continuation of Keith Warner's "Tokyo Ring" with Siegfried and Die Götterdämmerung in spring 2010. Based of this intense and trustful cooperation with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra he took over as Chief Conductor in April 2010 to extend the existing continuous concerts activities since 2006.
A significant development in Dan Ettinger's career was his appointment as General Music Director of the Nationaltheater Mannheim as of the 2009/2010 season.
Since his appointment as Music Director and Principal Conductor in 2005 he led the Israel Symphony Orchestra to one of Israel's leading orchestras.
In 2009 he was engaged to conduct Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera New York. With David McVicar's Rigoletto took place in autumn 2010 his celebrated debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in 2011 followed his first appearance at the Opéra national de Paris conducting Giorgio Strehler's legendary production of Le nozze di Figaro.
Due to his energetic and inspiring performances further engagements where announced at the Bayerische Staatsoper München with Carmen (2008/2009 and 2010/2011) and La Traviata (2009/2010) and at the Wiener Staatsoper with L'Italina in Algeri (2009/2010) and Aida (2010/2011).
His upcoming engagements, in addition to his many tasks and responsibilities in Mannheim, Tokyo and Tel-Aviv, include a return appearance at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 2012 with Turandot, as well as Carmen, La Bohème and La Traviata at the Bayerische Staatsoper München and Aida, Carmen, Otello and Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2013.
The seasons 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 will also bring Dan Ettinger back to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden to conduct La Traviata as well as La Bohème.




Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra gave its first public performance in September 1991. It was born from the idea of bringing outstanding conductors and principal instrumentalists from throughout Japan into a new orchestra, one that would signal Japan`s full assimilation of Western music nearly 150 years after its introduction.
Since its formal concert debut at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo in September 1992, the JVSO has performed annual concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Nishinomiya.
The JVSO`s masterful interpretation of important works in the Western canon makes it widely known in Japan, and destines the orchestra to be an important cultural representative abroad.
Orchestra founder & producer : Shigeaki Saegusa, composer & Naoto Otomo, conductor


R. Wagner:

Overture to 1st act from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Overture from "Tannhäuser"
The Ride of the Valkyries from "Die Walküre"
Siegfried's Funeral March from "Götterdämmerung"

J. Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor op.98

  • Note: The conductor, the program, etc. may change due to various circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.


How to apply

We invite 575 pairs (1,150 people) September 18 (Wed.) as free of charge.
It is possible to apply online or by post.

In the case of a large number of applicants, we will select participants by lottery basis. Participants will be informed by sending a ticket exchange postcard. (Sending in mid-August.)
Only Japanese residents are applied.

Online Application

The application of "NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS 2019" has been closed.

Deadline: midnight on Friday, July 19th, 2019 (JST)

Application by post

The application of "NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS 2019" has been closed.

Deadline: Postmarked July 19 (Fri.) 2019


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The application of “NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS 2019” has closed.

Thank you for many application.