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11/11 17:00~
11/12 13:00~

The 657th Subscription Concert 2023.November.11(Sat)17:00~
/ November.12(Sun)13:00~
Sapporo Concert Hall; Kitara

The 657th Subscription Concert
The 657th Subscription Concert
The 657th Subscription Concert
The 657th Subscription Concert
The 657th Subscription Concert
The 657th Subscription Concert


conductor / Tatsuya Shimono

soprano / Emi ISHIBASHI

Song List

Berg Seven Early Songs
Mahler Symphony No. 7 Lied der Nacht

【Important】Change in the soloist and program

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra hereby announce a change of soloist appearing in our 657th Subscription Concert and its program scheduled on November 11 and 12 at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara. Ms. Kaori Ikeda, mezzo soprano, is unable to be with us because of illness and therefore there will be a change in the soloist and part of program. Kindly understand there will be no refund of tickets for the reason above.

≪Original announcement-before change≫ Kaori Ikeda, mezzo soprano, and the program was Wagner (arr. H. W. Henze)/Wesendonck Lieder, Mahler/Symphony No. 7 Lied der Nacht

Subscription Concerts by Sapporo Symphony Orchestra present 8 programs, each program with 2 concerts (Saturday evening and/or Sunday afternoon) from April to March of the next year. Venue will be Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara.

The theme for the fiscal 2023 is “Night.”

Enjoy subscription concerts as one long program following a single theme.

※Appearing artists and program may change.

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【657th Subscription Concert】
Mo. Tatsuya Shimono who showed a new phase of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra by Mahler the Fifth in 2020, will present Mahler’s Seventh Symphony “Lied der Nacht.” Mahler himself did not set a name this work, however, the 2nd and 4th movements are described as “NACHTMUSIK.” It is played by guitars, mandarin, tenor horn and many other instruments, and it is like a patchwork with various sounds. Alma, his wife, had said, “It is not necessary to understand the content of the music, but just feel it. If you could do this, the works by Mahler would come close to you.” The work combined with this Mahler is Wasendonck Lieder by Wagner. The 44 years old Wagner had fell in love with a young 29 years old wife of his patron, Mathilde Wesendonck. It is beautiful lieder written based on longing and suffering of love.

下野竜也 © N.Yamaguchi

Tatsuya Shimono(conductor)

Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning the First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has regular relationships with a number of international orchestras including Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and Silicon Valley Symphony, alongside with major Japanese orchestras. In 2006 Shimono was appointed Resident Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and served as their Principal Guest Conductor from 2013 through 2017. In April 2017 he became General Music Director of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Shimono is currently also Music Director of the Hiroshima Wind Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work with symphony orchestras Shimono’s opera conducting has included Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel und Gretel and The Merry Widow at Nikikai Opera, Medea, Lear (both composed by Aribert Reimann) and Hänsel und Gretel at the Nissay Theatre, La Forza del Destino at the Japan Metropolitan Opera and The Silence (Teizo Matsumura) at New National Theatre Tokyo. He has been invited to a plethora of music festivals, including the Affinis Music Festival, the Kirishima International Music Festival, the Miyazaki Music Festival, and the Beppu Argerich Music Festival. He was resident conductor at the 2010 Saito Kinen Festival that included conducting four concerts with the Saito Kinen Orchestra. Following on from this he made his North American debut with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Contemporary music forms an important part of Shimono’s career, conducting repertoire across the spectrum including Ades, Cage, Glass, Gruber HK, Adams, Takemitsu and Hosokawa. Tatsuya Shimono’s recordings include Strauss Ein Heldenleben with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Bruckner Symphony in D minor (No. 0) with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. Tatsuya Shimono received numerous awards such as the Idemitsu Music Award, the Akeo Watanabe Music Foundation Award, the Nippon Steel Music Award (New Artist Award), the 6th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. He was invited to join the faculty of the Kyoto City University of Arts in April 2017. (from )

石橋 栄実

Emi ISHIBASHI(soprano)

Graduated from and completed Osaka College of Music.
Received the Music Critic Club Encouragement Award, the Sakuya Konohana Award, the Sakai Tokitada Music Award, and many others
In 1998, she was invited to play the role of Gretel in the play "Hansel and Gretel" at the Chemnitz City Theater in Germany. Since then, she appeared as New National Theater “Silence” Oharu, “La Bohème” Mimi, Musetta, “Fidelio” Marzelline, “Don Giovanni” Zerlina, Hyogo Performing Arts Center “Evening Crane” Tsu, Biwako Hall “Carmen” Michaela and others including “The Human Voice.”
Also with number of orchestras nationwide, Ishibashi collaborated in Bach "Matthew Passion," Mendelssohn "Elia," Mozart "Coronation Mass" "Mass in C Minor," Beethoven "Egmont," Brahms "German Requiem," Mahler "Symphony No. 4," R. Strauss “Last Four Songs,” Orff's "Carmina Burana,” Verdi "Requiem,” Gounod "Solemn Mass of St. Cecilia," Faure “Requiem,” Bartok “Bluebeard's Castle (Concert form),” Dvorak "Stabat Mater," and many more. In March 2024, she will appear again in Biwako Hall as “Der Rosenkavalier” Sophie.
Professor at Osaka College of Music, and this will be her first appearance with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Friday, August 18, 2023  Member Precedent Release : Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Ticket (SS)¥7,000 (S)¥6,000 (A)¥5,000 (B)¥4,500 (C)¥3,500
U25 (B,C) 1,500 yen
※U25 for fiscal 2023 will be for those who were born in 1998, or younger.
※Smile Tickets 2,000 yen(Limited sale on the day of the concert/ Within P Block)
※Preschoolers cannot attend this concert.
※Sakkyo Members can purchase single ticket with 500 yen discount. (Smile Tickets, U25 and any other discount cannot be combined.)
※You can select your seat number at Lawson Ticket only from 0:00 of the next day.
※There will be no extra spacing between each seat, however, in case of governmental orders or guidelines request such spacing, tickets may be sold out on an earlier date.
※Babysit service at Kitara is available upon request and reservation made by a day before the concert date (paid service). Contact Sapporo Sitter Service tel. 011-281-0511
【Door opens 40 minutes before the start of concert】

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