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Subscription Concert No.594

  • Organization : Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


After an absence of three years, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (YNSO) welcomes back Tatsuya Shimono, who did successive stints as Resident Conductor and then Principal Guest Conductor at YNSO for a decade or so. With a focus on contemporary composers, Shimono’s unique program encompassed the two opposing axes of stillness and motion, and the former Soviet Union and the United States, communicating the diverse appeal of music to the audience.

Resident Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono
Saxophone: Kohei Ueno
Orchestra: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (YNSO)

Shostakovich / “Elegy”
John Adams / “Saxophone Concerto”
Feldman / “On Time and the Instrumental Factor” (Japan Premiere)
Gubaidulina / “Feast during a Plague” (Japan Premiere)


Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
We in the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (YNSO), Tokyo, strive to reach a pinnacle of excellence in orchestral music to deliver a passionate musical experience that touches the heart. Through our performances, we promote and diffuse classical music to help enhance our society.
Founded and supported by The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper group, Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV), the YNSO has a durable history of offering quality performances. The YNSO remains committed to furthering its artistic development by performing with celebrated conductors and soloists and promising young artists from abroad and at home.
We will endeavor to continue to delight audiences by offering superlative performances — bringing joy, hope, peace and sometimes sorrow.
We will continue to embrace a vibrant and harmonious relationship with audiences — both enthusiastic classical music fans and first-time concertgoers, as well as children — in sharing the special role music plays in our lives.
We recognize that it is you and other concert-lovers who support YNSO activities. We cherish your presence and other audience members at every YNSO concert. We will consistently deliver performances to enrich your lives.


Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
6F, 3-20 Kandanishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054 Japan


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