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2/18 14:00~

“AKIRA-san’s Masterpiece Concert" 2022-2023 2023.February.18(Sat)14:00~ Sapporo Concert Hall; Kitara

“AKIRA-san’s Masterpiece Concert
“AKIRA-san’s Masterpiece Concert
“AKIRA-san’s Masterpiece Concert
“AKIRA-san’s Masterpiece Concert


Conductor / Akira MIYAGAWA

Text and Pre-talk / Oko ARAI

Song List

“La Chevaleresque,” “Arabesque” by Burgmüller; "Chanson de l'Adieu" (Song of Goodbye) by Chopin,
"Eine Kleine TANGO Musik" by Mozart, “For Elise” by Beethoven,
”KAZE NO ORIVASTRO” by Akira Miyagawa, “Sunflower” by Mancini,
“America” “Maria” and “Symphonic Dance” from “West Side Story” by Bernstein and many others

The concert series in Kitara on either Saturday or Sunday afternoon, starting from 2pm.

【2022-2023 A set of four Masterpiece Concerts】will be on sale on Tuesday, February 15, 2022
※A Set of Four: SS 16,000 yen, S 12,800 yen, A 9,600 yen, U25(A) 4,000 yen
※Ticket Offices: Doshin Playguide, Community Plaza Ticket Center, Kitara Ticket Center
『 Listen to Masterpiece Concerts』
『2022-2023 Season』Leaflet(PDF-Japanese only)

【Single Tickets】will be on sale starting 10am on Wednesday, December 7 (for Sakkyo Members, ●●/●●~)

●The concert will take place following the governmental request re: “Limitation on Events under COVID-19.” Details of our action will be on this website.
There may be change in appearing artists and/or program depending on the situation re: COVID-19.
●Tickets of the concert is non-refundable unless cancellation by force majeure. Please consider your conditions and circumstances before purchasing your ticket. (as of January 2022)

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Akira MIYAGAWA(Conductor)

Akira Miyagawa (born February 18, 1961) is a Japanese composer, musician and conductor, who continues to distinguish himself as a composer of musicals and theatrical plays. He has won two excellence awards of prestigious Yomiuri Theater Awards in the theater company category; one was in 1997 for the music he created for “Shintokumaru,” and another was in 2005 for “Hamlet.” He also won the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater’s best musical award in 2000 for his music for “Miracle.” Miyagawa began to make music for Shiki Theater Company and Tokyo Disneyland while he was studying at Tokyo University of the Arts. His most famous works include “One Man’s Dream,” “Shintokumaru,” “Sleeping in the Forest Champeaux,” “Miracle,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Sans Famille,” “The Origin of Blood,” “The Little Prince,” “Rubichi,” “The Hit Parade,” “Musashi” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” In 2004, “Matsuken Samba II,” a song that Miyagawa wrote for live music shows by Ken Matsudaira, became a big hit. It is noteworthy to mention that what had been performed strictly in the theater gained wide popularity among the public. Miyagawa feels equally passionate for performing and continues to collaborate with his fellow musicians and symphony orchestras. Since 1998, he has been the music director of Akira Miyagawa & the Ensemble Vega. In addition, he currently leads Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band as its artistic director. Under Miyagawa’s musical direction, the ensemble regularly gives brass band music performances. From 1995 to 2010, Miyagawa led Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra as its music director and permanent conductor in popular music concerts. Miyagawa continues to collaborate with New Japan Philharmonic to provide new music experiences for audiences (Concertante II—Akira Miyagawa verses New Japan Philharmonic). Miyagawa’s other musical collaborators include Makoto Hirahara, one of the most prominent saxophone players in Japan, and Hiromi Okazaki, a singer whose beautiful singing is popular among children. At these concerts, Miyagawa plays the piano, conducts an orchestra or ensemble, performs various genres of music including his own, and tells the audience stories behind the pieces of music that are performed on stage. Miyagawa earns praise for his ability and efforts to make live performances entertaining to people of all ages. Miyagawa’s success expands beyond theaters and music halls. Between 2003 and 2010, he produced music for “Quintet,” NHK’s television show for children, in which Miyagawa himself appeared and plays a role of the mysterious pianist/concertmaster for the ensemble that consists of puppets. He also produced music for and appeared in “Do Re Mi Fa Wonderland” (2009-2010, broadcast by NHK) and “Showtime by Akira Miyagawa,” (2011-2012, NHK). “Space Battleship Yamato 2199,” an anime television series, which is a remake of the first Space Battleship Yamato, a legendary anime series, is one of Miyagawa’s many other works outside of theaters and music halls.

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Ticket (SS)¥5,000(前売売切) (S)¥4,000(前売売切) (A)¥3,000(前売売切)
U25 (A)1,200 yen ※for anyone born on 1997 or later for the fiscal 2022. Need to show your birth certificate.
※Preschoolers cannot attend the concert.
※Sakkyo Members can purchase SS or S with 500 yen discount.
※Register your name and contacting information when you purchase your ticket at Ticket Offices. Your information may be handed over to the health authority in case of ※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.
※Babysitting service is available with advance booking. Call Sapporo Sitter Service 011-281-0511 (paid service)
Organizer Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
Nominal Support Hokkaido, City of Sapporo, Sapporo Board of Education
Special Sponsor Oji Holdings Corporation
Subsidy Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council
Inquiry Sapporo Symphony Orchestra +81(0)11-520-1771

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