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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Japan Philharmonic Summer Vacation Concert 2024 Held on Tuesday, July 23rd at ROHM Theater Kyoto

[Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Public Interest Incorporated
Foundation] Japan Philharmonic Summer Vacation Concert 2024 Held on Tuesday, July 23rd at ROHM Theater Kyoto

*View in browser* *Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation* Press release: June 11, 2024
Japan Philharmonic Summer Vacation Concert 2024 Held on July 23rd (Tuesday) at ROHM Theater Kyoto
*Since 1975, we have been delivering authentic classical concerts to children for 50 years. The popular concert in the Tokyo metropolitan area is coming to Kyoto again this year! *
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Toshikuni Hirai) will perform at Rohm Theater Kyoto on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 2:00 p.m.
The Japan Philharmonic Summer Vacation Concert 2024 will be held in the main hall.

The Japan Philharmonic’s summer vacation concerts began in 1975 with the hope that children who were hearing classical music for the first time could listen to a real orchestra with their families. This year marks the 50th time in the metropolitan area. The first part is “Commemorating the 50th Summer Vacation Concert” commissioned by up-and-coming composer Takatomi Nobunaga.
A number of famous pieces such as “Door of Music ~Fanfare for Orchestra~”, Elgar’s “Greetings of Love”, and Holst’s “Jupiter”. The second part is the ballet “The Nutcracker”, set in a fantasy world, and the third part is played by the children in the audience, who sing together. Tickets are now on sale.

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Yoko Ehara
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-Performance overview-
Conductor: Toshiaki Umeda
Story and song: Yoko Ebara
Ballet: Star Dancers Ballet Company
Ballet direction/choreography: Minoru Suzuki

【Part 1】
Takatomi Nobunaga: “Door of Music” ~Fanfare for Orchestra~
Anderson: Belle of the Ball
Elgar: Greetings of love
Holst: Jupiter from “The Planets” (summer vacation concert version) [Part 2]
Tchaikovsky: Ballet “The Nutcracker” (Japan Philharmonic Summer Vacation Concert 2024 Edition)
[Part 3]
Stroll/Hometown/Courage 100%

-Ticket price-Now on sale
Seat A: 2,500 yen for children / 4,200 yen for adults
B seat: 1,800 yen for children / 3,200 yen for adults
*Children = 4 years old to high school student
*Children under 4 years old are not allowed to enter. Please prepare one ticket per person.
★Performance time is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission.
★Welcome concert in the lobby when the doors open
★After the performance, there will be a social gathering where you can talk with the performers.

Erato Music Office TEL (075) 751-0617
ROHM Theater Kyoto TEL (075) 746-3201
Kyoto Concert Hall TEL (075) 711-3231
Japan Phil Service Center TEL (03) 5378-5911 (Weekdays 10:00-17:00) Japan Philharmonic e-ticket ♪

Organizer: Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Grant: ROHM Music Foundation
Sponsored by: ROHM Co., Ltd.

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-Performer profile-
* Toshiaki Umeda (conductor) *
Graduated from Toho Gakuen University Faculty of Music in 1984. Completed the same graduate school in 1986. Studied conducting under Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, and Tadaaki Odaka. In 1983 and 1984, he also studied under Jean Fournet. In 1986, he studied at the conducting department of the Vienna State University of Music, studying under Otmar Suitner and honing his skills. He has served as conductor for Japan Century, Sendai Philharmonic, and Kanagawa Philharmonic. From 2000 to 2006, he served as permanent conductor of the Sendai Philharmonic, devoting his passion to the development of the orchestra. He has performed with major orchestras in Japan for many years, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomikyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He has earned the trust of the orchestra due to his precise stick handling and sincere attitude toward music. He also teaches younger students as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts.

* Yoko Ebara (story and song)*
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Vocal Music. At the age of 4, he began playing the piano at the Solfege School, where he learned the basics of music such as solfege, composition, and chamber music.
While attending university, she appeared on E-TV’s “Utate Go” as a singing lady. Since 1991, he has appeared in the Japan Philharmonic’s “Summer Vacation Concert” as a singer and host, and has also been active as a navigator for concerts by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, etc. Picture book reading concerts are also held in various locations. Professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music/Instructor at Solfege School

*Star Dancers Ballet*
Founded in 1965 with Ruriko Tachikawa as its representative. In 1981, it became the first Japanese ballet company to become a foundation. Since its founding, the company has made the creation of the national ballet the pillar of its activities, producing numerous original works by Japanese choreographers, while also focusing on introducing the works of outstanding overseas choreographers, and presenting Japanese premieres of works ranging from classical to contemporary works. It maintains a world-class repertoire including: In addition to domestic performances, they have also performed overseas in countries such as Germany, China, and South Korea, and in 2019, they performed the ballet “Dragon Quest” at Japan Expo in Paris, which was well received. In addition to providing a wide range of opportunities for children to experience ballet through school touring performances and workshops, we also hold relaxing performances that people with disabilities can easily watch, and work on dance programs for Parkinson’s disease patients. We are also actively involved in a wide range of activities. The company celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2020.

* Minoru Suzuki (ballet director/choreography)*
In 1983, she moved to the United States and performed with the New York Chamber Ballet and Colorado Ballet. In 1993, she became the ballet master of Star Dancers Ballet. Currently, he is active as a resident choreographer for the ballet company, and has directed and choreographed many works such as the ballets “Dragon Quest”, “The Nutcracker”, and “Lost Caterpillar”.
In 1999, she studied at the Frankfurt Ballet as an overseas trainee under the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In 2002, he was invited to perform at the Stadttheater Heilbronn in Germany and performed in “MISSING.”
LINK” and achieved success. In recognition of her activities as a choreographer, she has received the Japan Ballet Association Choreography Encouragement Award, the Music and Dance Newspaper Muramatsu Award, the Minister of Education’s Arts Encouragement Award for New Artists, and the Special Award for the Akiko Tachibana Award. Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the 74th Art Encouragement Awards in 2020.

*Japan Philharmonic Orchestra*
Founded in June 1956. In addition to the three pillars of “Orchestra Concerts” that deliver high-quality music, “Educational Programs” that expand encounters with music, and “Regional Activities” that contribute to various communities through the power of music, Since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, they have continued their activities to deliver “music to disaster-stricken areas.” These activities received high praise and won the 16th Goto Shinpei Award. From September 2023, we will welcome Kar-Chun Wong as chief conductor, and the conductor team will be Kenichiro Kobayashi, honorary conductor laureate, Alexander Lazarev, conductor laureate and artistic advisor, and Junichi Hirokami, friend of JPO (artistic advisor). The orchestra performs over 150 times a year.
As we approach our 70th anniversary in 2026, we aim to bring the various powers of music to all people, generations, communities, and society, while valuing a culture of “warmth” and “closeness to people,” with both artistry and sociality. We aim to make the most of it. In 1994, it formed a friendship partnership with Suginami Ward and made it its headquarters. Appears on BS Asahi’s “Welcome Classic” every Wednesday from 10:54pm to 11:00pm.
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