Kitara First Concert has started on 2004 for all the 6th grade elementary school pupils studying in city of Sapporo. Every year 9 concerts are held, and approximately 15,000 pupils enjoy the concerts by Sapporo Symphony Orchetra. This activity has expanded towards the metropolitan areas around Sapporo, which consist of 8 cities, towns and villages.
|Sapporo Metropolitan Junior Concert （June 27）|
|Kitara First Concert （October 30, 31, November 1, and December 4 and 5）|
Junior Classic Concerts are held for Elementary and Junior High students. Some concerts are sponsored by municipal government offices, and supported by the Hokkaido Shimbun and other organizations. The Sakkyo Volunteer Pricky also co-sponsor some concerts.
|Asahikawa (June 13)||Noboribetsu (June 14)|
|Eniwa (June 26)||Otaru (August 31)|
|Tomakomai (September 1)||Otofuke (September 11)|
|Obihiro (September 12)||Kyowa (November 7)|
School Visit Concerts sponsored by the Agency of Culture. For the concerts in schools, we present not only music but introduce instruments, and perform school songs. Prior to a visit by the orchestra, a small number of musicians go to each school and give a short presentation. The pre-visit makes students familiar to the classic-symphonic concert, and something to look forward to.
|Mizutani Higashi Elementary School, Fujimi-shi, Saitama Prefecture (Oct. 16)||Hanyukita Elementary School, Hanyu-shi, Saitama Prefecture (Oct. 17)|
|Yoshida Elementary School, Chichibu-shi, Saitama Prefecture (Oct. 18)||Tanuma Higashi Junior High School, Sano-shi, Tochigi Prefecture (Oct. 19)|
|Honcho Elementary School, Kuki-shi, Saitama Prefecture (Oct. 20)||Midori Elementary School, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi Prefecture(Nov. 12)|
|Koyama Jonan Junior High School, Koyama-shi, Tochigi Prefecture (Nov. 13)||Kikuta Elementary School, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima Prefecture (Nov. 14)|
|Tatsugoyama Elementary School, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima Prefecture (Nov. 15)||Kashima Junior High School, Minami Soma-shi, Fukushima Prefecture (Nov. 16)|
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra hopes children with abilities to experience joy in music. We present music education program collaborated with school education. Through a workshop, we hope children to know joy and happiness gained from thinking and by imagination.
As a specialist in instruments, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra carries out Instrumental Clinic for young brass band players, cooperating with the local boards of educations and brass band federations within Hokkaido. This project is supported by organizations including "Do-Re-Mi-no-Hako Music Fundraising.
|Music School by Do-Re-Mi-no-Hako (April 8)|
|Instrumental Clinics (tbd)|
|Music School by Do-Re-Mi-no-Hako (Kushiro-cho Instrumetal Clinic)|
As commissioned by Hokkaido Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra members visit Special Support Schools to present ensemble concerts.
|Yoichi Special Support School (June 7)||Ainosato Senior Special Support School (June 8)|
|Nanae Special Support School (June 9)||Teine Special Support School (November 8)|
|Obihiro Senior Special Support School (November 9)||Iwamizawa Senior Special Support School (November 26)|
|Shinshinotsu Senior Special Support School (December 11)|
Sapporo Symphony Orchestra has concluded mutual cooperation agreement with the Hokkaido University of Education in 2005. Orchestra will present lectures and accept internships from the University. In addtion to this, the orchestra concluded cordination and cooperation agreement with Sapporo Otani University in 2016. Students of Otani appear on the stage and the orchestra sends in lecturers to present special lectures. Musicians and office staff also attend the elementary, junior high and senior high students visiting as a part of school visits and/or comprehensive learning hours.
With an assistance from Hokkaido Shimbun Social Welfare Fund, together with Red Feather Community Fund, we visit hospitals and welfare facilities. Small size ensemble concerts are held within the city of Sapporo and nearby towns where the orchestra itself given a concert.
|Nayoro (July 19）||Urakawa （February 26, 2019）|
|Sapporo （March 26, 2019）||Sapporo (March 27, 2019）|
Meeting people and communicating with our supporters through music are very important. Sapporo Symphony Orchestra visits communities and presents small size ensembles in various ways.
Orchestra members present the Lobby Concert at the hall lobby before the start of each subscription concert. Members also welcome the guests and express their thanks at the end of the concert. We feel fact to face contact is essential.