Saturday, February 24 from 5pm and Sunday, February 25 from 1pm 659th Subscription Concert in Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara will present Elgar／Chanson de nuit, Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 2 with Mo. Tadaaki Otaka and Mr. Michiaki 【Ticket Information】 ■On the day of the concert（at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara Box Office） from 1 hour before start of each concert SS 7,000 yen, S 6,000 yen, A5,000 yen, B 4,500 yen, C 3,500 yen, U25(B,C) 1,500 yen, Smile Reserved 2,000 yen; 100 tickets for each day ※U25 is for those who were born on 1998 or after. Needs to show the birth certificate. ※Smile Seat：Smile area in P Block (row 8 and above) only; reserved seating on the day of the concert and cannot select the seat. (cash only) ※No reservation is acceptable for tickets to be purchased on the day of the concert. ※If you attend our Saturday Concert and coming back on Sunday, there is “Repeat Arigato Discount” which you can purchase Sunday ticket with 1,000 yen discount. There is also "Happy Late Discount” that is you can attend the hall with 50% discount if you are entering during the intermission. ※Sapporo Symphony Orchestra accepts credit cards and e-money (digital cash) payments. Only cash is accepted for a Smile Seat. ＜credit cards and digital e-money cards that can be used＞ ■※Lawson Tickets will be handling tickets until the start of concert. （All seats except Smile seats; Some seat block may be sold out.） ≪Tickets on sale before the day of the concert≫ • Kitara Ticket Center, Doshin Playguide, Citizen Community Plaza Ticket Center and Ticket PIA handle tickets until Thursday, January 25. (Tickets at SEICOMART are closed.) • Some seat blocks might be sold out as each ticket office handles different ticket blocks. 【Personal Announcement】 ・Maki Tsuruno, associate trumpet (joined the orchestra in 2018) will be resigning the orchestra as of March 31, 2024 and this will be her last appearance in our subscription concert. ・Akira Takai, our personal manager will be retiring as of March 31, 2024. He has been with us as the oboist since August 1982, and has been our personal manager from 2011. 【Lobby Concert】 ■From 4:20pm on Saturday, Feb. 24／from 12:20 on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1st floor foyer in Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara Large Hall Please enjoy our lobby concert at foyer before the subscription concert. Appearing members：Yoshiaki Fukuda, Maki Tsuruta, Shohei Kobayashi and Makoto Sato, trumpets; Hitomi Tsuchiya, horn; Yusuke Yamashita, Kotaro Nakano, Toru Tanaka, Yusuke Sawayama, trombones, and Ryoichi Tamaki, tuba. Program：Purcell／Trumpet Tune and Air, Elgar／Nimrod from 「Enigma」 【Online PreTalk】 Online Pretalk by members of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra for Subscription Concert starts on February 19. with Maki Tsuruta, associate trumpet and Kei Yokoyama, cello ●Sakkyo YouTube Channel → Click here 【CD and Stationeries】 Sakkyo CD and stationeries, hand towels and many more will be on sale (only cash is accepted). ※We may request to retire from the hall if you refuse to follow staff instructions. Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and the theater will not take any responsibility against accidents or any other unforeseen actions taken by the guests not following staff instructions. ≪Precautions≫
”AYA week 2024” is to be held from Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10, as a week to arise awareness of Cancer in AYA generation. This is a week to “get connected.” Sapporo Symphony Orchestra is supporting “AYA week.” ※AYA stands for “Adolescent and Young Adult” and in Japan, we call those who are between age of 15 to 39, AYA generation. “AYA week” is the special week to spread issues on “Young generation and Cancer.”
Single tickets for the first half of 2024-2025 season, April to September Subscription Concerts will be on sale from 10am on Thursday, February 22 (for Sakkyo members, sale starts from 10am on Feb. 20) 【660th Subscription on April 20 and 21】 Date and Time：5pm on Saturday, April 20 and 1pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024 ※Door opens 40 minutes before start of the concert. Venue：Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara with Kentaro KAWASE, Resident conductor presenting IVES／Symphony No. 2 and TCHAIKOVSKY／Symphony No. 4 ♪660th Subscription Concert：Concert details 【661th Subscription Concert on May 25 and 26】 Date and Time：5pm on Saturday, May 25 and 1pm on Sunday, May 26, 2024 ※Door opens 40 minutes before start of the concert Venue：Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara with Michiyoshi INOUE, and Tomoki KITAMURA, piano presenting TAKEMITSU／The Dorian Horizon, TAKEMITSU／Asterism, XENAKIS／Nomos gamma and RAVEL／Boléro ♪661th Subscription Concert：Concert details 【662th Subscription Concert on June 29 and 30】 Date and Time：5pm on Saturday, June 29 and 1pm on Sunday, June 30, 2024 ※Door opens 40 minutes before start of the concert Venue：Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara with Charles DUTOIT and Mayumi KANAGAWA, violin presenting TCHAIKOVSKY／Violin Concerto and DVOŘÁK／Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” ♪662th Subscription Concert：Concert details 【663th Subscription Concert on September 14 and 15】 Date and Time：5pm on Saturday, September 24 and 1pm on Sunday, September 25, 2024 ※Door opens 40 minutes before start of the concert Venue：Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara with Tadaaki OTAKA, Honorary Music Director, and Radovan VLATKOVIĆ, horn presenting R. STRAUSS／Serenade for 13 winds, R. STRAUSS／Horn Concerto No. 2, WAGNER／ Parsifal, Prelude, WAGNER／Siegfried Idyll, WAGNER／Tannhäuser: Overture ♪663rd Subscription Concert：Concert details 【To become a subscriber, Set ticket information】 ■『2024-2025 Season Subscription System』（A year or the first half）-in Japanese only ＝application starts from Feb. 6 ■Set Tickets！『Hiromami Friends 2024』『Winter with Kentaro 2024』『My Favorite 3』 - in Japanese only ＝application starts from Feb. 2 【Ticket Sales】 ●Ticket Agency information Click here ●You cannot select seat number on the day of the ticket sale by Lawson Tickets. Selection is possible from midnight next day. ●Ticket PIA does not handle member discount nor member Precedent Release. Please visit Kitara Ticket Center, Doshin Playguide, Citizen Community Plaza Ticket Center or Lawson Tickets. 【Precautions】 ●Except for force majeure, tickets are not refundable. Please check and confirm the situation and your body condition before purchasing your tickets. ※We may request to retire from the hall if you refuse to follow staff instructions. Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and the theater will not take any responsibility against accidents or any other unforeseen actions taken by the guests not following staff instructions.
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra has asked to donate for the Noto Peninsula Earthquake Disaster to the guests coming to our concerts. The total amount of donation is counted to 1,900,800 yen and 11 USD; and donation was carried out at Support Sapporo New Year Classic Concert on Jan. 19, Sakkyo New Year Concert in Otaru on Jan. 20, New Year Concert and Party on Jan. 22, 658th Subscription Concerts on Jan. 27 & 28, Sakkyo Tokyo Concert on Jan. 31 and hitaru Subscription Concert Series on Feb. 8. The donation was delivered to Japan Red Cross Hokkaido Division on Feb. 13 as The Noto Peninsula Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you ※Japan Red Cross Hokkaido Division Mr. (right) and Kazuhiko Torii, Executive Director, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (left).
Originally founded as the Sapporo Citizen Symphony on July 1, 1961, it was renamed the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in 1962. The orchestra is affectionately known as "Sakkyo" and the Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, acclaimed for its splendid acoustics, has been the base and center of the orchestra's activities since 1997.