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10/22 17:00~
10/23 13:00~

The 648th Subscription Concert 2022.October.22(Sat)17:00~
/ October.23(Sun)13:00~
Sapporo Concert Hall; Kitara

The 648th Subscription Concert
The 648th Subscription Concert
The 648th Subscription Concert
The 648th Subscription Concert
The 648th Subscription Concert
The 648th Subscription Concert


Conductor / Matthias BAMERT

Cello / Haruma SATO

Soprano / Yoko YASUI

Mezzo-soprano / Makiko YAMASHITA

Tenor / Makoto SAKURADA

Baritone / Eijiro KAI

Chorus / Sakkyo Chorus

Song List

MENDELSSOHN Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
C.P.E. BACH Cello Concerto in A major Wq.172
HAYDN Mass in Time of War; Paukenmesse

【Single Tickets】will be on sale starting Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 10am

~Water in October~
In 1796, when Napoleon invaded Austria, Haydn composed Mass in Time of War; Paukenmesse. The work concludes with a phrase “Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mudi, dona nobis pecem” with drums repeating loud- terror of the war and strong wish of peace are embraced in music. This piece is also well known as a work performed in Washington National Cathedral by Bernstein on a day before Presidential Inauguration of Nixon in 1973, with more than ten thousand people praying for the end of the Vietnam War. Together with Mendelssohn Meeresstille und glückliche, a relief of safe arrival to the port, October Subscription will be the concert of Peace. And Sapporo Symphony Chorus will be back with us since the Beethoven’s 9th Symphony last December. Cello Concerto in A major Wq.172 by C. P. E. Bach will be with Mr. Haruma Sato, a young and very energetic cellist.

●This concert will be held following the guidelines in prevention of COVID-19 infection. Details of our action is announced on our website.
The concert may be cancelled or changed in case of breakout of COVID-19.
●There will be no refund of tickets unless the concert cancelled due to force majeure. Please consider your body condition when purchasing the tickets of the concerts. (as of January 2022)

マティアス・バーメルト © Y.Fujii

Matthias BAMERT(Conductor)

The Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert studied music in Darmstadt and Paris with Pierre Boulez and Stockhausen. He was principal oboist with the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra between 1965 to 1969, then switched to conducting. Matthias Bamert's distinguished career began in North America as an apprentice to George Szell, later as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski and Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. He was Music Director of the Swiss Radio Orchestra (1977-1983), then began making a wider reputation across Europe. From 1985 to 1990, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra and Director of the Glasgow contemporary music festival Musica Nova, and premiered many works by Takemitsu, Casken, Macmillan and Rihm. He became famous for his creative programming as Director of the Lucerne Festival (1992-1998). Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years (1993-2000), Matthias Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by "Contemporaries of Mozart". As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1999, he conducted the LMP at the BBC Proms and the Lucerne Festival. Matthias Bamert has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (2000-2005), Associate Guest Conductor of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2003-2008), Principal Conductor of West Australian Symphony (2003-2007) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2008). In 2017, he has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. From April 2018 he holds a position of Chief Conductor of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Matthias Bamert has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, etc. In Japan, he has conducted NHK Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and Gunma Symphony Orchestra. A prolific recording artist, Matthias Bamert has made over 80 CDs, many of which have won international prizes. His output includes 24 CDs of music by Mozart's contemporaries with the London Mozart Players, the complete symphonies of Parry and five CDs of works by Frank Martin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphonies of Roberto Gerhard with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch repertoire with the Residentie Orchestra and the Stokowski transcriptions as well as works by Korngold and Dohnanyi with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

佐藤 晴真 © Tomoko Hidaki

Haruma SATO(Cello)

Haruma Sato is one of the most brilliant and talented cellists of his generation. In 2019, Haruma won first prize at the 68th ARD Music Competition in Munich and gained international attention. He is also a winner of the 67th Student Music Concours of Japan, the 83rd Music competition of Japan, the 13th Domenico-Gabrielli-competition in Berlin, and the 11th Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition. He has performed with Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Japan's major orchestras, including Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, among many others. He also appeared at several international festivals such as the Allegro Vivo Festival in Austria, International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, the opening concert of the Summer Festival 2017 at Berlin University of the Arts and International Music Festival "Chopin and his Europe" 2018 in Warsaw. Haruma Sato has also played numerous contemporary pieces, such as Schoenberg's "Pierrot lunaire" and "Stunden-Blumen -hommage à Olivier Messiaen-" written by Toshio Hosokawa. Born in 1998 in Nagoya, Japan, Haruma took his first cello lesson at the age of six. After graduating from the music high school attached to the faculty of music, Tokyo University of the Arts, he is now studying with Jens Peter Maintz at the University of the Arts in Berlin. He took part in masterclasses with Frans Helmerson, David Geringas, Gustav Rivinius, Hans Jensen and Jean-Guihen Queyras. He received the 18th Hideo Saito Music Award and the 30th Idemitsu Music Award. He plays a Enrico Rocca cello from 1903 generously loaned by Munetsugu Collection.

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Ticket (SS)¥7,000 (S)¥6,000 (A)¥5,000 (B)¥4,500 (C)¥3,500
U25 (B,C)1,500 yen
※For the fiscal 2022, U25 are for those who are born on 1997 or after.
※Smile Seats (may have poor stage view) 2,000 yen on sale on the day of the concert only.
※Preschoolers cannot attend the concert.
※Sakkyo Subscribers can purchase each ticket with 500 yen discount (not for U25, and no other discount applicable.)

※Tickets can be chosen from midnight of a day after the ticket sale (Lawson Ticket).
※Seating patterns for this concert is normal, that is there will be no space between each seat. Ticket may be sold out if regulation is announced by the governmental organizations.
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Organizer Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Nominal Support Hokkaido, City of Sapporo, Sapporo Board of Education
Sponsor ANA
Subsidy The Asahi Shimbun Foundation, Affinis Arts Foundation, The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Art and Culture Foundation, The Rohm Music Foundation
Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council
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