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NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS
Classical concert on September 19th hosted by NTT DATA
"NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS 2022" has ended on a high note.
Thank you for many application.
It is our pleasure to host this concert series in 27 consecutive years. We will hold the classic concert "NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS Opus 27" in order for NTT DATA to convey our unending gratitude to all of you. We will present a special program guiding you to a beautiful music world.
The conductor, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi has conducted many of domestic and overseas finest orchestras throughout his career.
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.
Monday, September 19th, 2022 (JST) : Open at 13:15 Start at 14:00
Suntory Hall (1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Ken-ichiro Kobayashi studied composition and conducting at the Tokyo University of the Arts. He received both the first prize and the special award at the 1st International Conductors’ Competition in Budapest in 1974.
Kobayashi has appeared in major international music festivals and held positions with many orchestras in Japan and abroad. Through activities including successful Japan tours with overseas orchestras such as the Hungarian National Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic, as well as overseas tours with the Japan Philharmonic and other Japanese orchestras, Kobayashi has made remarkable contributions to society and international exchange through culture. For these contributions, he was acknowledged by the Director of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2011 and received the Order of the Rising Sun in 2013. He was also awarded the Liszt Memorial Decoration, the Hungarian Order of Culture, the “Middle Cross with the Star” decoration, and the title of Hungarian Cultural Ambassador from the Hungarian government.
As a composer, Kobayashi has produced numerous works. In 1999 he composed “Passacaglia,” a work for strings commissioned in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Japan. Its first performance with the Netherlands Philharmonic received an enthusiastic ovation, and it has since been performed on a variety of occasions.
Kobayashi has released numerous CDs and DVDs on Octavia Records. His books include A Conductor’s Reflections (published by Kikoshobo) and Going to an Orchestra Concert with Ken-ichiro Kobayashi (published by Junposha).
Since 2005, with his social contribution-oriented project “Kobaken and Friends,” Kobayashi has carried out charity concerts throughout Japan together with volunteer members who share his vision, including professional, amateur and student musicians. His sincere approach to music and passionate conducting style have earned him the nickname “fiery Kobaken.” One of Japan’s leading maestros, Kobayashi has appeared as guest conductor with many Japanese and overseas orchestras.
Presently Kobayashi holds positions with the Japan Philharmonic (Honorary Conductor Laureate), Hungarian National Philharmonic (Conductor Laureate), Nagoya Philharmonic (Conductor Laureate), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony (Special Guest Conductor), Gunma Symphony (Music Advisor), and Kyushu Symphony (Honorary Guest Conductor). He is also a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts and the Tokyo College of Music, honorary professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He used to be a Music Director of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and United Art Directors of Nagano Prefecture. He is a trustee of the Rohm Music Foundation and music director of Toshima city, Tokyo.
JAPAN VIRTUOSO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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
Symphony No. 1 in C minor opus 68
L. v. Beethoven:
Symphony No. 7 in A Major opus 92
How to apply
We invite 575 pairs (1,150 people) to the concert on Monday, September 19th for free.
You can apply online.
If there are more applicants than the number of tickets, we will select winners in a drawing. We will send tickets.
(The tickets will be sent in mid August.)
This concert can only be applied to Japan residents.
The application of "NTT DATA CONCERT OF CONCERTS 2022" has been closed.
Deadline: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 (JST)
- Children of preschool age or younger are not permitted to attend the concert. Elementary school children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Personal information received through the application will be used for the drawing and sending of postcards for exchanging with tickets, as well as for compiling various statistics after converting such information to personally unidentifiable information.