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3/5 19:00~
3/6 14:00~

The 635th Subscription Concert 2021.March. 5(Fri)19:00~
/ March. 6(Sat)14:00~
Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater (alternative due to close of Kitara)

The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert
The 635th Subscription Concert


conductor / Tadaaki OTAKA

cello / Dai MIYATA

Song List

LIADOV The Enchanted Lake
Atsutada OTAKA Cello Concerto
RAVEL Ma mère l'oye Suite
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Theme for 2020-2021 Season "Fairy Tale"

The season's last subscription will disclose ties between Otaka brothers, show mother's love in "Ma mere l'oye" and present a very old Greek love story "Daphnis and Chloe." We hope that this season's story between you and the orchestra would be remembered for a long, long time.
※Tickets are to be on sale starting 【October 21】.
Ticket will be on sale in 2 phases.
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Sapporo Symphony Orchestra would like to ask for your kind understanding that this concert will be held, following decisions and rules announced by Government of Japan. Any change will be announced on this website.

尾高忠明 © Martin Richardson

Tadaaki OTAKA(conductor)

Tadaaki Otaka was born in 1947 in Kamakura, Japan. He studied at Toho Gakuen School of Music under the famous professor Hideo Saito, who taught such distinguished conductors as Seiji Ozawa and Hiroshi Wakasugi, before continuing his studies in Vienna with Professor Hans Swarowsky and Professor Spannagel. One of Japan's leading conductors, Mr Otaka made his professional broadcasting debut in 1971 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and for 20 years served as Permanent Conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he toured extensively in Asia and Europe, being made the orchestra's Conductor Laureate in 1991. In September 2012, he toured with the NHK Symphony Orchestra to China (Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin) to commemorate 40 years of the normalization of diplomatic ties between Japan and China. In addition, he was Chief Conductor (1981 to 1986), Music Advisor and Principal Conductor (1998 to 2004) and Music Director (2005 to 2015) of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, and became their Honorary Music Director in April 2015. He led their UK tour in 2001 and Korea tour in 2005 successfully. Following his tenure with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Mr Otaka was made Permanent Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra from l992 to 1998 (currently Honorary Guest Conductor) and his symphonic and operatic recordings with the orchestra brought much critical acclaim, as did their European tour. He also served as Principal Guest Conductor for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2010 to 2012) and as Artistic Director of the Opera Division for the New National Theatre, Tokyo (2010 to 2014). He is currently Music Adviser of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and will be its Music Director from April 2018. Now a popular and familiar figure on podiums throughout the world, he is particularly known in the UK, where he is invited as Guest Conductor to the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Hallé, Bournemouth Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. In 1987, Mr Otaka became Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (formerly the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra) and made his Prom debut with them the following year. To quote London's Sunday Times: "In his eight years with the orchestra Otaka had worked wonders in Wales." His many appearances in UK and overseas include BBC NOW tours to European countries, Russia, and the Orchestra's first-ever Japanese and North American visits. Outside the UK, he has received invitations to the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester), Brussels Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Bamberg Philharmonic, Strasbourg Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and others. He was recently invited to conduct the Île-de-France National Orchestra for their season opening subscription concert at the brand new hall Philharmonie de Paris in October 2016 to be hailed. In 2017, Mr Otaka and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will hold a special concert to celebrate 30 years of collaboration. Mr Otaka is the first ever Music Adviser and Principal Conductor of the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra, one of Japan's finest ensembles, and after leading them on their first overseas tour of Europe in 2000, became their Honorary Conductor Laureate in September 2003. In the field of opera production, he has received high acclaim for his direction of Britten's Peter Grimes with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in September 2008. Other productions of his include Beethoven's Fidelio, J.Strauss II's Die Fledermaus, Puccini's La Tosca, Wagner's Tannhaeuser with Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation; Bizet's Carmen, Weber's Der Freischuetz with Kansai Nikikai Opera Foundation; R.Strauss's Salome with Wales National Opera; and Britten's Peter Grimes with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Mr Otaka's wide-ranging activities include premieres of works by such distinguished composers as Teizo Matsumura, Toru Takemitsu and Akira Miyoshi, many much-praised recordings with BBC NOW by Nimbus, BIS, Chandos and Camerata Tokyo, and his dedication to nurturing future talent led to involvement with the National Youth Orchestra of Britain and the Britten-Pears Orchestra of which he was Director for three years. In 1991, Mr Otaka received the prestigious Suntory Music Award, given each year to the most impressive Japanese ensemble or individual musician. In 1993, the Welsh College of Music and Drama conferred an Honorary Fellowship on Mr Otaka, and he also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Wales. In 1997, he was awarded the CBE, in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years to British musical life. He is also the first Japanese ever to receive the Elgar Medal in 1999, for his continuous efforts at spreading the works by Elgar outside the UK. Currently Mr Otaka is honorary professor of the Tokyo University of the Arts, visiting professor of the Soai University and the Kyoto City University of Arts and guest professor of the Kunitachi College of Music.

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Dai MIYATA(cello)

Dai MIYATA was born in 1986 and started playing the cello at the age of three under his parents who were music masters. His splendid talent attracted a lot of attention of people and musicians surrounding him since his early childhood, and after 9 years old he won the first prizes in all the contests in which he participated including the 74th Music Competition of Japan. In 2009, Miyata won the grand prix in the 9th Rostropovich Cello Competition. He is the very first Japanese competitor who won the grand prix in the world’s most prestigious competition. Also, he is a recipient of various prestigious awards/prizes such as the 6th Hideo Saito Memorial Foundation Award, the 20th Idemitsu Music Prize (2010), the 13th Hotel Okura Music Award (2012) and received the honor to be selected as a scholarship student of the 35th Ezoe Scholarship Foundation and the Rohm Music Foundation. Obtained a scholarship at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Miyata graduated from the Soloist Diploma Course of the Toho Gakuen College as an honorary student with the top’s results. After that, he graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Switzerland in 2009, and the Kronberg Academy in Germany in June 2013. He has studied cello under Sumiko Kurata and Frans Helmerson; chamber music with Tokyo Quartet, Sadao Harada, Koichiro Harada, Tomoko Kato, Nobuko Imai, Richard Young and Gabor Takacs=Nagy. Miyata played concertos with domestic and foreign various orchestras such as Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Sinfonietta Frankfurt. And he is active in holding solo concerts, recital and chamber music with world famous musicians; Lynn Harrell, Gidon Kremer, Yurii Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Augustin Dumay and Eliahu Inbal. His first CD “DAI FIRST – Chanting with Cello-” was released in December 2011 and his second CD “Miyata Dai / Cello Ichie-shu –Recontre-” in 2014, both from Universal. In 2012, He played in Suntory Hall with Mito Chamber Music Orchestra under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. The documentary of this concert was broadcast as a 120 minutes TV musical program in BS Asahi Broadcasting, and became the big center of attention. This Program was nominated for the Prize of the Art Festival of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. (from

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Ticket (SS)¥7,000(土曜売切 Saturday sold out) (S)¥6,000 (A)¥5,000 (B)¥4,500 (C)¥3,500
U25 discounts(B,C)1,500 yen
※U25 for the fiscal 2020 applies only for those who are born on or after 1995.
※Preschooler cannot enter the concert.
※Ticket will be on sale from October 21.
Ticket sale will be made in 2 phases.
※SS tickets for Saturday subscription are not available.
※Sakkyo Members can purchase tickets with 500 yen discount (not available for U25).
※Designating seat location with Lawson Tickets starts from 0:00 on Thursday, October 22.

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   This concert receives subsidy from city of Sapporo "Operative support to those restart cultural activities."
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