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The New Symphony Orchestra (Shin kokyo gakudan or
"Shinkyo" for short) is a self-managed amateur orchestra comprised of
people of all ages and from various walks of life: businessmen, working
women, teachers, students and housewives. The late AKUTAGAWA
Yasushi, well-known as both composer and conductor, served as musical
director of the orchestra for many years. He established the
founding principle of the orchestra, namely that, "Music is for
anyone and everyone." The orchestra currently holds four regular
concerts a year at major venues in Tokyo under the baton of
world-renowned conductors. We are confident that you can enjoy a
warm-hearted concert performed by musicians who harbor a
deep passion for music!
Winter concert ends successfully.
Many thanks goes out to those of you who attended our 193rd serial concert , the second in
our series of four concerts commemorating the 50th anniversay of the
founding of the New Symphony Orchestra.
Our next concert
will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 7 p.m.
This concert features works by
composers who were influential in the New Symphony Orchestra's past
history. First we will perform "Musica per Orchestra Sinfonica,"
an old favorite of the orchestra composed in 1950 by the orchestra's
founder, Yasushi AKUTAGAWA. This will be followed by "Japanese
Suite for Orchestra," by Akira IFUKUBE, and Toshiro MAYUZUMI's "Nirvana
Symphony." The Ritsuyukai Chorus will join us in the performance
of this last piece.
Hiroyuki IWAKI will lead us in this third concert in
our series commemorating the 50th anniversay of the
founding of the New Symphony Orchestra. As
always, we look forward to your
New Members Welcome!
In order to maintain a fresh outlook and raise the caliber
of the orchestra, we are continually seeking new members. Please
feel free to arrange for a visit to one of our rehearsal to see if you
would like to join! Click here
Upcoming Concerts (revised 07/03/2007)
Recent Activities (revised 07/03/2007)