We are very sorry to announce that our Matthias Bamert, Chief Conductor, who plans to be with us for our 630th Subscription Concert scheduled on September 25 and 26 is unable to join us due to the immigration restriction by government of Japan.
Junichi Hirokami, Friendship Guest Conductor, will be with us for this concert.
Program of this 630th will be changed per below:
Schubert / Rosamunde Overture
Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 2 with Ms. Kei Itoh
Stravinsky / Symphonies for the Wind Instruments
(original program) Toru Takemitsu/ Spiritual Garden, Brahms/ German Requiem
【Ticket Sales for this concert are completed】
As to observe the governmental announcement of “Limitation of Event,” the number of ticket sales has reached its maximum. The concert will be carried out following the guidelines of COVID-19 Prevention. We will be announcing on this website, if there is any change in the circumstances.
This concert will be carried out under COVID-19 Prevention Action. We ask for your kind cooperation.
≪Prevention for COVID-19 and our request≫：https://www.sso.or.jp/2020/07/71-1/e/
【To our guests】
It is very unfortunate that we have had to make this change. We are sure that many of you must have been looking forward for this program.
For Matthias, making this decision has been so heartbreaking and painful, He was looking forward very much for this program German Requiem to happen with Sakkyo Chorus. We both are looking for other chances to present in better situation. Matthias has been suggesting us an alternate program in case we cannot find good solution to have chorus/singer on the stage, however this too became difficult.
We would like to thank Mo. Hirokami, our Friendship Guest Conductor who willingly accept to conduct the new program proposed by Matthias. We all hope that you would find this program interesting, classic masterpieces and works with smaller size orchestra.
Noboru Taga, General Manager, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra