The annual “Summer Festival” began in 1987 for the purpose of promoting contemporary music and introducing new works from overseas. To mark the 25th anniversary of the series this year, Catalan theatrical group La Fura dels Baus has been invited to perform the three-part opera “Oresteia” by Iannis Xenakis, in a new production for Suntory Hall. It will be conducted by noted young conductor Kazuki Yamada, winner of the International Competition for Young Conductors at The Besançon International Music Festival in 2009.
Music Division, Suntory Foundation for Arts
The Suntory Foundation for Arts Music Division contributes to the development of western-style classical and contemporary music and the enhancement of the cultural heritage in Japan. It promotes music by Japanese through awards to individuals and groups of excellence in the field, as well as through publications and presentations of 20th-century music.
The Foundation is a successor of the Torii Music Foundation, which was inaugurated in 1969 as part of the 70th Suntory anniversary.
Suntory Foundation for Arts
P.O.Box 509, Ark Mori Bldg 22F, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-6022
Suntory Hall, Minato City, Tokyo