What we do

Orchestra Nipponica, the 41st Concert [20th Anniversary Concert Series II]

  • Organization : Yasushi Akutagawa Memorial Orchestra Nipponica
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


The challenge always faced by creative activities in composition is to break through the barriers of classical works and generationally-ingrained traditions that need to be overcome in order to acquire a new modernity and universality.
At the same time, there are very few opportunities to reproduce recognized classics and works by the new generation.By performing a symphony composed in Japan in the 1930s and contemporary music works from the 1990s to the 2010s side by side, this project presented a part of Japan’s diverse achievements in orchestral creation.

FUJIIE Keiko (1963- ) “Beber” for chamber orchestra (1994)
FUJIKURA Dai (1977- ) “Tocar y Luchar” for orchestra (2010/2011)
KOHJIBA Tomoko (1952- ) “Sept profils non érodés” pour piano et orchestra (2005) *
MOROI Saburo (1903-1977) Symphonie II (1938)

NODAIRA Ichiro, Conductor 
SAKATA Tomoki, Piano*


Yasushi Akutagawa Memorial Orchestra Nipponica
Since the establishment in 2002, we have performed more than 120 orchestral works by Japanese composers and also introduced their achievements, In 2004, 2007, and 2013, we have organized international music events under commission of Cultural Agency in Beijin, Hanoi and Manila respectively. Our CD Yasushi Akutagawa, Symphony No1 was chosen as the best CD by newspapers and magazines. Composer Ichiro Nodaira became the music advisor in June 2016.


Nozomi Kato
Representative member
Yasushi Akutagawa Memorial Orchestra Nipponica
7-4-2, Ebara, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0063


Kioi Hall, Chiyoda City, Tokyo