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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Channel

2021 Mar.24 (Wed)

Hoping that you enjoy our show while you stay home, we are now ready to offer video streams of previous productions presented by the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. The performances include an opera, concerts, and workshops; they are free for a limited time.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Channel: Streaming Lineup

An Invitation to French Music from the Tokyo Music Competition Prizewinners —L’invitation à la musique Française
This performance presents masterpieces written by French composers with a friendly MC by KOMAI Yuriko, a soprano singer. Please enjoy French music in various forms of ensembles performed by the Tokyo Music Competition prize winners.
Available to stream (TBD): Wed, Mar 24 19:00– JST/UTC+9

The 18th Tokyo Music Competition Winners Concert
The winners from all the sections of the 18th Tokyo Music Competition perform with orchestras as soloists.
The program includes concertos selected by each soloist and interviews with the performers to show their personalities as well.
Please enjoy the passionate performances by emerging artists from Tokyo Bunka Kaikan!
Performed on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 15:00 Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall
Available to stream (TBD): Thu, Mar 18 12:00– JST/UTC+9

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan VR Backstage tour
Narration: MIYAJI Manami(Fuji TV Announcer)
Available to stream (TBD): Tue, Mar 9, 2021 13:00– JST/UTC+9

Music Program TOKYO  Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop
Online Program “Workshop Concert—Violin & Cello & Piano”
We are pleased to launch online workshop programs that anyone can enjoy at home as many times as you want! The second program to be streamed is the “Workshop Concert—Violin & Cello & Piano.” This time we invite you to enjoy classical music performance in a friendly setting. Please join the program with your family and friends including small children, or just by yourself to refresh your mind!
Created & Performed by:
SAKURAI Shiori (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader)
KAGITOMI Gentaro (Violin), KATO Fumie (Cello), OZAWA Kae (Piano)
Available to stream (TBD): Fri, Feb 12, 2021 15:00– JST/UTC+9

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Performing Arts Creation Project
Operatic Performance: Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch
The masterpiece of Lied performed in an operatic style: truly fabulous and precious things lie in simplicity, but never in fanciness.
Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch is said to be one of the uppermost lied works.
This work was designed as an operatic drama (love story) featuring a man and a woman, shuffling the order of all 46 pieces in this song book. The performance illustrates the songs’ strong emotions in a new form with a unique collaboration between a male and female pair of singers and that of dancers. The director puts his utmost trust in the performers, as the singers are experts of German lied and the dancers are up-and-coming in the contemporary field.
Enjoy the video recording of the performance filled with the love dedicated to the lieder for a long time by the sought-after stage director IWATA Tatsuji.
Performed on Sat, Nov 28, 2020
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Directed and Created by IWATA Tatsuji
Performed by OITA Yuko(Soprano),  KOMORI Teruhiko(Baritone), IDE Norihiko(Piano), YAMAMOTO Yu(Dance) , FUNAKI Kokoro(Dance)
Available to stream (TBD): Fri, Jan 29, 2021 18:00– (JST/UTC+9)

Music Program TOKYO: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Music Workshop
Online Program “Rhythmic Kitchen”
We are pleased to launch online workshop programs that anyone can enjoy at home as many times as you want! The first program to be streamed is our popular workshop, “Rhythmic Kitchen.” Please go get your kitchen tools and join the program with your family and friends, or just by yourself to refresh your mind!
Episode 1 “Warming up” (Available to stream: Fri, Dec 25)
Episode 2 “Italy” (Available to stream: Sun, Jan 3, 2021)
Episode 3 “Turkey” (Available to stream: Fri, Jan 8)
Episode 4 “France” (Available to stream: Fri, Jan 15)
Episode 5 “Brazil” (Available to stream [TBD]: Fri, Jan 22)
Created & Performed by: ISONO Emi, SAKURAI Oto, NOGUCHI Ayako, FURUHASHI Karin, YAMAHASHI Tsukasa (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)
Available to stream (TBD): Fri, Dec 25, 2020 15:00– JST/UTC+9

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Relaxed Performance—Orchestra for Everyone
 Relaxed performances, different from other regular stage performances, are designed for the audience to enjoy the program without requiring total silence or darkness. Full of friendly twists welcomed our audience to enjoy music with all kinds of people, including first-time classical music concert-goers, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and so on, who feel insecure at concerts in music halls. Enjoy the popular masterpieces guided by the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders. (Japanese sign language provided.)
Performed on Fri, Jul 24, 2020
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall
Performed by
Conductor: MITSUHASHI Keiko
Tenor: MURAKAMI Toshiaki *3rd prize of Voice Section at the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
MC: ISONO Emi, NOGUCHI Ayako (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)
Available to stream (TBD): Mon, Sep 7, 2020 10:30– (JST/UTC+9)

Workshop Concert “Ta-Ta-Pa-Tu-Ela”
The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan has been delivering various workshops.
“Ta-Ta-Pa-Tu-Ela” is a fun workshop concert that adults and children can enjoy singing and dancing together. The members of Casa da Música, a music institution in Portugal, invite you to the land of music and rhythm.
Performed on Sun, Feb 8, 2015
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Created & Performed by: Jorge PRENDAS, Paulo NETO, Jorge QUEIJO, Bruno ESTIMA, Sofia LEANDRO
Available to stream (TBD): Wed, Aug 5, 2020 14:00– (JST/UTC+9)

Music Program TOKYO Shining Series Vol.5
“The Four Seasons” from Teatro Comunale di Bologna String Quintet—with the Tokyo Music Competition prize winners

The Shining Series features young-spirited musicians who are actively performing both in Japan and overseas. The series marked the fifth concert in October 2019, making this inspiring ensemble a reality, featuring five string musicians from Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Italy and the Tokyo Music Competition prizewinners. Enjoy Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” performed in the second part of the program.
Performed on Wed, Oct 30, 2019
Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Violin: Emanuele BENFENATI, Davide DONDI, YODA Masanobu, KISHIMOTO Honoka, SHINOHARA Yuna, TSUBOI Natsumi, ARAI Rio, MIHARA Hisao, KAGITOMI Gentaro
Cello: Francesco Maria PARAZZOLI, MIZUNO Yuya
Contrabass: Fabio QUARANTA
Harpsichord: KAWADA Kentaro
Available to stream (TBD): Fri, May 1, 2020 14:00– (JST/UTC+9)