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6/29 17:00~
6/30 13:00~

The 662nd Subscription Concert 2024.June.29(Sat)17:00~
/ June.30(Sun)13:00~
Sapporo Concert Hall; Kitara


conductor / Tadaaki OTAKA

violin / Mayumi KANAGAWA

Song List

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

【Immediate Release】Change of the Conductor in our 662nd Subscription Concert scheduled on June 29 and 30

Mo. Charles Dutoit has informed us that he is unable to be with us for the 662nd Subscription Concert scheduled on June 29 and 30 as his medical doctor suggested strongly to return home diagnosing his current health condition.
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra thus hereby announce that we will have Mo. Tadaaki Otaka, Honorary Music Director conducting this concert.
We apologize to those who were looking forward to attend our encounter with Mo. Dutoit, but we ask for your kind understanding on this matter, and may us all wish early recovery of Maestro.
We thank deeply Mo. Otaka accepting our sudden request.

<Message from Mo. Charles Dutoit> Sapporo has always held a special place in my heart since my debut with the Sapporo Symphony in 1970 and I remember it. I was so much looking forward to a return to this wonderful city where I also directed the Pacific Music Festival for a couple of years. Unfortunately, between 2 concerts in Tokyo last week, I caught a virus and then started to feel very bad. After seeing a doctor and taking medicine, I came to Osaka to conduct the orchestra and during the first rehearsal, I felt unwell and had to interrupt our work. I called my doctor in Switzerland who advised me to recuperate immediately.
I am so sorry for the musicians, the administration and the public of Sapporo but my cancellation cannot be helped for health reasons.
Please accept my deepest apologies,
Charles Dutoit

Presale Tickets for the 662nd Subscription Concert are sold out (as of May 23)
Tickets for the 662nd Subscription Concert scheduled on June 29 and 30 at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara are currently sold out.
Availability of tickets on the day of the concert will be announced on this website on June 28.

【Lobby Concert】
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『2024-2025 New subscribers 』 from Tuesday, February 6

New appearance and premiered programs are listed up- which surely shows our enthusiasm for the 63rd year since foundation.

■New Subscribers are accepted from 10am on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

■How to apply

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※Appearing artists and program may change.

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Tadaaki OTAKA(conductor)

Japanese-born Tadaaki Otaka has been Music Director of Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra since April 2018 and, following a distinguished tenure as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales, became their Conductor Laureate. This remarkable relationship with BBC NOW stretches back more than three decades and he has appeared with them each season since his debut. Long esteemed as one of Japan’s finest conductors, he also holds the titles of Permanent Conductor of the NHK Symphony, Conductor Laureate of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Honorary Guest Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and Honorary Conductor Laureate of Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo. He has had a close association with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra for four decades, leading highly-successful European tours and establishing them internationally as one of Japan’s leading ensembles; and since 2015 has served as their Honorary Music Director. Between 2009 and 2012 he served as Principal Guest Conductor of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and was Artistic Director of the New National Theatre, Tokyo (2010 to 2014).
Mo. Otaka returns to Europe in April 2024 for performances with BBC NOW, featuring works by Elgar, Grace Williams and William Mathias. He continues to conduct extensively in Japan and is also a highly regarded teacher of young conductors, holding posts as 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. He combines these activities with regular European visits and in the 2021/22 season will return to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ with performances of Mahler's Symphony No.5. Recent BBC NOW highlights include BBC Proms, and he also served on the juries of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition in London, the Malko Competition in Copenhagen and the 18th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting. (from

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Mayumi KANAGAWA(violin)

Mayumi Kanagawa is a Berlin based, Japanese-American violinist known for her rich, dark sound and focused, engaging musicality. Prizewinner at the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and 2018 Long-Thibaud Crespin competition in Paris, she is establishing herself as a soloist and chamber musician in Japan, Europe, and North America. The 2022-23 season includes solo engagements with the leading orchestras of Japan including NHK, Tokyo Metropolitan, Yomiuri, Sapporo Symphony orchestras, the Pilsen Philharmonic, Göttinger Symphoniker, and Royal Philharmonic in repertoire ranging from Brahms to Bacewicz. Chamber music and duo recitals and projects bring Mayumi to Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and England, among others. Mayumi has performed with many orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Belgian National Symphony, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Her unique talent for communicating the love and joy of music making in varied repertoire and venues have also brought her to many outreach programs and schools around the world, from San Francisco to Novosibirsk. Mayumi’s musical education has been shaped by Kolja Blacher, Yoshiko Nakura, Masao Kawasaki, and Robert Lipsett. She currently performs on the 1725 “Wilhelmj” Stradivarius violin on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. (from

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Ticket Information

Ticket Sale From Thursday, February 22, 2024
Ticket (SS)¥8,000 (S)¥7,000 (A)¥5,500 (B)¥4,500 (C)¥3,500 U25 (B,C) 1,500 yen
※For fiscal 2024, U25 applies to those who born in 1999 or younger.
※Smile Seat 2,000 yen (available only on the day of the concert/Smile Area in P Block)
※Preschoolers cannot attend this concert.
※Sakkyo members can purchase tickets with 500 yen discount (not available with Smile seats and U 25, and any other discount.)
※Seats can be selected at Lawson Ticket only from one day after, from the midnight of the ticket sale starting date.
※Ticket Offices:Kitara Ticket Center, Doshin Playguide, Citizen Community Plaza Ticket Center, Lawson Ticket, Ticket PIA, Seicomart
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●The program may change.
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