TSO Music Director Jonathan NOTT will conduct in his seventh season 13 performances: 5 Suntory Hall Subscription Concert Series, 3 Kawasaki Subscription Concert Series, 2 Tokyo Opera City Series, 1 Masterpiece Classics Series as well as 2 Year-End Special Concerts

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TSO Music Director Jonathan NOTT will conduct in his seventh season 13 performances: 5 Suntory Hall Subscription Concert Series, 3 Kawasaki Subscription Concert Series, 2 Tokyo Opera City Series, 1 Masterpiece Classics Series as well as 2 Year-End Special Concerts.

Season Highlight is Tristan und Isolde by R. Wagner in concert style following The Mozart – Da Ponte Operas last three years, which is one of the most important and beloved repertoires for Mr. Nott.

Act I will be performed in the first week with Symphonic poem “Pelleas und Melisande” by A. Schoenberg and ACT II and III will be performed in the second week.

WAGNER: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE in concert style
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Tristan = Bryan Register Isolde = Lise Lindstrom Brangäne = Claudia Mahnke
König Marke = Mikhail Petrenko Kurwenal = Markus Werba
Ein Seemann&Melot & Ein Hirt = Angelo Pollak Der Steuermann = Satoshi Takada
Chorus = New National Theatre Chorus
Production = Tadashi Miroku

No.77 Fri. 9th October 2020, 6:30p.m. Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
No.684 Sun. 11st October 2020, 2:00p.m. Suntory Hall

Schönberg : “Pelleas und Melisande” op.5 Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act 1
No.78 Thu. 15th October 2020, 6:30p.m. Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
No.685 Sat. 17th October 2020, 6:00p.m. Suntory Hall

Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act 2, Act3

Subscription Concerts at Suntory Hall (10 performances)
The first performance was held in 1947 as the ‘Toho Symphony Orchestra’, the predecessor to the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. This is a concert series where the ‘present and future’of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra can be heard no matter what era.

Kawasaki Subscription Concerts at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (5 performances)
These concert series are held at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, now known worldwide for its first-rate acoustics. This is where the TSO are based, and where we bring to our audiences five performances selected from the Suntory Hall Subscription Concerts.

Tokyo Opera City Series at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (6 performances)
Since its start in 1998, internationally noted conductors and artists, including the TSO conductors, are the first to appear in Japan at this concert series. Saturday afternoon performances begin from 2 pm, with the added appeal that senior citizen discounts are offered only at this concert series.

Masterpiece Classics Series at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall (10 performances)
Concert series of the standard repertoire performed on weekend afternoons since 2004. This concert series enjoys high popularity where many masterpieces performed or conducted by maestros can be enjoyed.

Subscription Concerts for Children (4 performances)
Subscription Concerts for Children have been held four times a year since 2002. Each year children are invited to compose the theme music played at the beginning of each concert and to submit illustrations to be used for the leaflets. Children are also selected to work as reception staff and soloists, encouraging maximumchild-participation. This is the first ever ‘Subscription Concert for Children’ in Japan and it has received wide-ranging acclaim for both the programming and performances. 2020 season theme is “The Journey to the world with Orchestra”

Following is a list of Tokyo Symphony 2020/21 season performances

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Subscription Concerts/Suntory Hall
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program
No.679
Sat. 25th April 2020 6:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Bass-Britone = Neal Davies
Chorus = Tokyo Symphony Chorus
D. Fujikura : “Umi ” for Orchestra
E. Elgar : Variations on an original theme,”Enigma” W.Walton:Belshazzar’s Feast

No.680
Sat. 30th May 2020 6:00p.m.

Conductor = Tatsuya Shimono Violin = Shion Minami
L.Boccherini/L.Berio : Ritirata notturna di Madrid A.Berg : Violin Concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”
L.v.Beethoven : “Fidelio” Overture, op.72c L.v.Beethoven : Overture “Leonore” No.1, op.138 L.v.Beethoven : Overture “Leonore” No.2, op.72a L.v.Beethoven : Overture “Leonore” No.3, op.72b

No.681
Fri. 26th June 2020 7:00p.m.

Conductor = Hubert Soudant Piano = Inon Barnatan
L.v.Beethoven :
“Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus” Overture L.v.Beethoven : Piano Concerto No.3 F.Mendelssohn : Symphony No.3 “Scottish”
No.682
Sat. 25th July 2020 6:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott
String Quartet = Lotus String Quartet,
H.Lachenmann : “Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied”
for Orchestra with String Quartet G.Mahler : Symphony No.5
No.683
Sat. 26th September 2020 6:00p.m.

Conductor = Lionel Bringuier Violin = Alina Ibragimova
KodáIy, Z. : Concerto for Orchestra D.Shostakovich : Violin Concerto No.1 Bartók, B. : Concerto for Orchestra, Sz.116

No.684
Sun. 11st October 2020 2:00p.m.

No.685
Sat. 17th October 2020 6:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Tristan = Bryan Register Isolde = Lise Lindstrom Brangäne = Claudia Mahnke
König Marke = Mikhail Petrenko Kurwenal = Markus Werba Seemann,Melot&Hirt= Angelo Pollak Der Steuermann = Satoshi Takada New National Theatre Chorus Production = Tadashi Miroku

No.684
ASchönberg : “Pelleas und Melisande” op.5 R.Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act I in concert style

No.685
R.Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act II & III
in concert style
No.686
Sun. 15th November 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Piano = Yu Kosuge
A.Yashiro : Piano Concerto A.Bruckner : Symphony No.6
No.687
Sat. 5th December 2020 6:00p.m.
Conductor = Michele Mariotti Piano = Roberto Cominati
W.A.Mozart : Piano Concerto No.21 F.Schubert : Symphony No.8 “Great”
No.688
Sat. 27th March 2021 6:00p.m.

Conductor = Michiyoshi Inoue Piano = Nelson Goerner

L.v.Beethoven:Piano Concerto No. 4 D,Shostakovich : Symphony No.6

Kawasaki Subscription Concerts / Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program

No.75
Sun. 26th April 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Bass-Britone = Neal Davies
Chorus = Tokyo Symphony Chorus
D. Fujikura : “Umi ” for Orchestra
E. Elgar : Variations on an original theme,”Enigma” W.Walton:Belshazzar’s Feast
No.76
Sun. 28th June 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Hubert Soudant Piano = Inon Barnatan
L.v.Beethoven :
“Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus” Overture L.v.Beethoven : Piano Concerto No.3 F.Mendelssohn : Symphony No.3 “Scottish”

No.77
Fri. 9th October 2020 6:30p.m.

No.78
Thu. 15th October 2020 6:30p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Tristan = Bryan Register Isolde = Lise Lindstrom Brangäne = Claudia Mahnke
König Marke = Mikhail Petrenko Kurwenal = Markus Werba Seemann,Melot&Hirt=Angelo Pollak Der Steuermann = Satoshi Takada New National Theatre Chorus Production = Tadashi Miroku

No.77
ASchönberg : “Pelleas und Melisande” op.5 R.Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act I in concert style

No.78
R.Wagner : “Tristan und Isolde” Act II & III
in concert style
No.79
Sun. 17th January 2021 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Eiji Oue Violin = Mayu Kishima
P.I.Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major, op.35 P.I.Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.4 in F minor, op.36

Tokyo Opera City Series / Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program
No.114
Sat. 18th April 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Jonathan Nott Violin = Ayana Tsuji
I.Stravinsky : “Jeu de cartes” ballet en trois rounds, pour orchestre
K.Sakai : Violin Concerto “On the G String” L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36
No.115
Sat. 20th June 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Ryusuke Numajiri Piano = Marc-André Hamelin
L.v.Beethoven : Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.5 ”Eroica”
No.116
Sat. 18th July 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Jonathan Nott Viola = Dimitri Murrath
M.Mussorgsky : Night on Bald Mountain
(original version)
L.Berio : Voci (Folk Songs II)
P.I.Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 “Pathetique”
No.117
Sat. 5th September 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor & Piano =
Maxim Emelyanychev
J.Haydn : Symphony No.103 “Drum Roll” W.A.Mozart : Piano Concerto No.20 L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.5 “Schicksal”
No.118
Sat. 3rd October 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Naoto Otomo
Chorus = Tokyo Symphony Chorus

ASenju : New Work, Libretto by Rei Nakanishi

No.119
Wed. 23rd December 2020 7:00p.m.
Conductor = Kazuyoshi Akiyama Soprano = Misaki Morino Mezzo-soprano = Misaki Ono Tenor = Keiro Ohara
Baritone = Daisuke Oyama
Chorus = Tokyo Symphony Chorus

L.v.Beethoven : “Egmont” Overture L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.9 “Choral”

Masterpiece Classics Series / Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program
No.156
Sun. 19th April 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Kazuyoshi Akiyama Piano = Michie Koyama
R. Wagner : Die Fledermaus Overture
F. Chopin : Piano Concerto No.1
P. I. Tchaikovsky : Piano Concerto No.1

No.157
Sun. 17th May 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Norichika Iimori Soprano = Midori Umetsu
W.A.Mozart: “Die Zauberflöte” Overture W.A.Mozart: Queen of the Night aria
J. Offenbach: “Orphée aux Enfers” Overture
J. Offenbach: Olympia’s aria from “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”
L. Bernstein: “Candide” Overture
L. Bernstein: Cunegonde’s Aria P.I.Tchaikovsky : Symphony No.6 “Pathetique”
No.158
Sun. 21st June 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Ryusuke Numajiri Piano = Marc-André Hamelin
L.v.Beethoven : Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.5 ”Eroica”
No.159
Sun. 13rd September 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Keitaro Harada Piano=Yurina Tetsu
F.v. Suppe: Poet and Peasant “Overture”
L.v. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.0 Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
No.160
Sat. 24th October 2020 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Toshiakii Umeda Violin = Tamaki Kawakubo
Bach/Webern: Musical Offering: Ricercar a 6 Barber: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No.4
No.161
Sat. 14th November 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Piano=Yu Kosuge
A.Yashiro : Piano Concerto A.Bruckner : Symphony No.6

No.162
Sun. 20th December 2020 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Kazuyoshi Akiyama Soprano = Misaki Morino Mezzo-soprano = Misaki Ono Tenor = Keiro Ohara
Baritone = Daisuke Oyama
Chorus = Tokyo Symphony Chorus

L.v.Beethoven : “Egmont” Overture L.v.Beethoven : Symphony No.9 “Choral”
No.163
Sat. 30th January 2021 2:00p.m.
Conductor = Nodoka Okisawa Violin = Kyoko Yonemoto Piano=Tomoki Kitamura

L.v.Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major L.v.Beethoven : Piao Concerto No.6

No.164
Thu. 11th February 2021 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Gianluigi Gelmetti
G. Rossini: “La gazza ladra” overture
G. Rossini: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” overture,
G. Rossini: “La Cenerentola” overture
G. Rossini: “Semiramide” overture
F. Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4, Italia
No.165
Sat. 13th March 2021 2:00p.m.

Conductor = Jonathan Bloxham Piano= Mao Fujita
W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 Sibelius: Symphony No.2
TBD

Subscription Concert Series for Children / Suntory Hall
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program

No.73 Europe I Sun. 12th April 2020 11:00a.m.

Conductor =Tatsuya Shimono Violin = Mone Hattori
Smetana: “Prodaná nevěsta” Overture
Mozart: 3rd mov. From Violin Concert No.5 “Trukish Grieg: Peer Gynt suite “Morning Mood”
Jan Frans Joseph Van der Roos/Tatsuhiko Nakaharat:
Canterbury Chorale Beethoven: 3rd and 4th mov. From Symphony No.5

No.74 Europe II Sun. 5th July 2020 11:00a.m.

Conductor=Kentaro Kawase Alto Saxophone= Kohei Ueno
L.Boccherini/L.Berio : Ritirata notturna di Madrid Bizet/Atsufumi Yamanaka: Carmen fantasy for saxophone Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
Rossini: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” overture,
Respighi: I pini del Gianicolo, I pini della Via Appia
from Pini di Roma

No.75 America
Sun. 6th September 2020 11:00a.m.

Conductor=Keitaro Harada Pinao=Gen Okuda
Joplin: The Entertainer Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Anderson: Typwriter Anderson: Sandpaper ballet Reich: Clapping Music
Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story

No.76 Russia
Sun. 13th Decmber 2020 11:00a.m.

Conductor= Norichika Iimori Selected Children musicians*
Tchaikovsky : Walz from Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky : Scene, Dance of the Swans and Finale
from Swan Lake suite Tchaikovsky : March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and
Chinese Dance from Nutcracker suite Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets
from Romeo and Juliet suite No.2* Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Special Concerts
Date
Conductor/Artists
Program
Wed. 29th April 2020 11:00a.m./2:30p.m.
Muza Kawasaki Symphony hall
Conductor =Hiroyuki Mito Brass Quintet = Zoorasian Brass
Concert Experience from the age Zero TBD

Mon. 28th December 2020 6:30p.m..
STue. 29th December 2020 2:00p.m. Suntory Hall
Conductor = Jonathan Nott Soprano = Jacquelyn Wagner Mezzo-soprano=Catriona Morison Tenor = Christian Elsner
Bass-baritone = Liang Li Tokyo Symphony Chorus

Year-End-Special Concert
L. v. Beethoven : Symphony No.9 “Choral”
Sun. 10th January 2021 2:00p.m. Suntory Hall
Conductor =Kazuyoshi Akiyama Piano = Michie Koyama
J. Strauss II : Walz “Wein, Weib und Gesang”
S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2
A.Dvorak : Symphony No.9 “Fromthe New World”

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