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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Relaxed Performance—Orchestra for Everyone

Workshop Workshop! 2020 on stage & legacy

  • Music ,
  • Performance

Relaxed performances, different from other regular stage performances, are designed for the audience to enjoy the program without requiring total silence or darkness.
Full of friendly twists are welcoming you to enjoy music with all kinds of people, including first-time classical music concert-goers, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and so on, who feel insecure at concerts in music halls. For example, the auditorium light will not go completely dark, and the audience can leave the auditorium during the performance for chill-out.
Stay tuned as the detailed program and instructions for families and caregivers will be posted on Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Website 3 weeks before the performance.

This concert is targeted for all kinds of people to enjoy classical music in a friendly atmosphere, regardless of age, disability, or other social backgrounds. Those who feel insecure at concerts in theaters and music halls, related to their symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, developmental disabilities, and so on, can stay relax with their families and caregivers to enjoy the concert.

The program is intended for beginners guided by emcees, which is also welcoming those who are intimidated by classical music concerts, which seem to require strict etiquettes, and children aged 4 and above.


Conductor: Keiko Mitsuhashi
Tenor: Toshiaki Murakami *3rd prize of Voice Section at the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
MC: Emi Isono, Ayako Noguchi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)

*Kindly be informed that the participation of the London Symphony Orchestra members and some other participants originally planned for this event has been canceled. We have changed the program as posted herein.


J.Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984 version)
Prokofiev: from the ballet “Romeo and Juliet”
Puccini: “Nessun dorma” from the opera “Turandot”
Yuzo Toyama: from Rhapsody for Orchestra
and more


Currently, the ticket sales have been suspended and will restart on Sat, Jul 4. Every other seat will be unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern.

[Starts on sale on Saturday, March 28 2020]
General Admission 1,100 yen (1st floor seats only)
Reserved Seats:
Audio sensory enhanced seats
Wheelchair accessible seats
Wheelchair transfer seats
*The tickets initially sold as general admission have been changed to reserved seats to maintain a distance between audience members.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (only by telephone and in person)

Audio sensory enhanced seats
This performance provides audio sensory enhanced seats, which enables physical sensation from sound converted into vibration, so that the audience with hearing impairment and their families and caregivers can sit together to enjoy music.

  • Body-sensible acoustic device “Bodysonic” Seats (about 20 seats)
    The seat is equipped with a set of pouch and seat cushion installed with a vibrating device. By transferring vibration to the user’s body, the device assists the user with hearing impairment, including those with hearing loss wearing hearing aids or those with adventitious deafness, to enjoy music with the whole body along with sounds perceived from headphones and hearing loops. Those with congenital deafness can enjoy music with only the vibration provided by the device.
  • Huggable Speaker “HugMe” (about 40 seats)
    The device is a pillow-sized and weighed speaker with a body-sensible vibrating system installed. In addition to the sound of instruments, it sends users the same vibration that the performer physically feels when they play the instruments. Therefore, persons with a hearing impairment can feel the sound and melody with their bodies.

[Reservation for Wheelchair Accessible/Transfer Seats and Audio Sensory Enhanced Seats]
– Advance application on a first-come, first-served basis.
– Reservation is accepted from Sat, Mar 28, 10:00.
– Cash payment only at the venue on the day of the event.
– Reserved seats on the 1st floor area.
– The seat position will be allocated on the day of the performance. Please note that the seat cannot be selected by participants.

*Please allow enough time on arrival for the security check of your belongings at the entrance.
*Admission ages: children aged 4 and above
*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Child care service is available. (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mother’s 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Friday, July 17
*There is no escalator or elevator in the Main Hall.
*The parking space at the venue is not allowed to use. Please contact us if you need to park wheelchair accessible vehicles.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section
TEL: 03-3828-2111


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)