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UENO music HOLIDAY Summer Family Concert 2021

This chamber music concert with performers' friendly talk is for children and their family to enjoy together. Let yourself be amused by ballet music and piano quintets that strings and piano perform beautifully with the Recital Hall's great resonance.

Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.
Please note that the performance is subject to change depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sun, Jul 25, 2021 11:00 (Open 10:15)
Sun, Jul 25, 2021 14:00 (Open 13:15)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert

Flyer (PDF)

Bag check

Please allow enough time on arrival for the security check of your belongings at the entrance.

Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the artists. Nor can you give them directly to the artists.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.


String Quartet of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra members

Violin: KOSEKI Fumi

Violin: YAMAMOTO Shohei 

Viola: HIGUCHI Masayo

Cello: TAKAHASHI Junko

Piano: YAMADA Takashi *1st prize and Audience Award of Piano section at the 5th Tokyo Music Competition


◇View artists profiles (only in Japanese)


MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik in G major, K525-1st movement


HAYDN: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op.33-2 “The Joke”-4th movement


Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty

Trepak from The Nutcracker

Scene from Swan Lake

STRAVINSKY (arr. AGOSTI): “Infernal Dance of King Kastcheï,” “Berceuse,” “Finale” from The Firebird

SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44-1st movement

PhotoYAMADA Takashi, Piano


Prices (tax included)

Elementary/Middle School Students 1,100yen (The price applies to all seat categories)

Adults S2,200yen A1,100yen


* Please read before purchasing the tickets:

Regarding this performance, the tickets will be on sale by holding seats with a capacity based on guidelines including “Roadmap to Overcoming COVID-19” set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that we may ask you to move from your reserved seat to another upon entering the venue, depending on governmental policies.

If the capacity limit is eased, we will sell additional tickets. In case the capacity restriction is tightened, the tickets additionally sold have to be refunded, and additional ticket holders will not be able to attend the performance.

[Tickets Availability (as of  Apr 16, 2021)]

The tickets will be on sale by holding seats at about half-capacity. We will not sell additional tickets at this moment.

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

On Sale Date

Sat, Apr 24, 2021

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Other Information

* The talk is only in Japanese.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this concert.
* Child care service is available (For this concert only, reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted).
Event Child Care Service: Mother's 0120-788-222
Reservation must be made by Fri, Jul 16, 17:00.

Ueno 1-day Pass

Partnership Venues


Ueno 1-day Pass only applies to the admission fee (free/discount).
For admission regulations of each institution set on the day of the concert, including admission limits and reservation requirements, please check the venue’s website and other certain media in advance.

Free admission or discount applies to following venues (only valid on Jul 25)

Ueno Zoological Gardens 9:30-17:00 (Last admission 16:00) Free Admission

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 9:30-17:30 (Last admission 17:00) Thematic Exhibition “Walls & Bridges”: Free Admission

Tokyo National Museum 9:30-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Regular Exhibition: Free Admission

International Library of Children’s Literature of National Diet Library 9:30-17:00 Free admission

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Geidai Collection 2021, First Period “Focusing on Gagaku”: Free Admission

Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School 9:30-16:30 (Last admission 16:00) Free Admission

* You can also attend the Sunday Concert “Pipe Organ” (starting at 14:00). Late-comers are not allowed to attend the concert. (audience capacity 155)

Shitamachi Museum 9:30-16:30 (Last admission 16:00) Free Admission

Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens 9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Discount available for admission with postcard gift

* Group discount (20% off) applied. (Free Admission for elementary school students or younger, middle school students commuting or residing in Tokyo)

Collecting Ueno 1-day Pass (Only on the event’s day)

The Ueno 1-day pass is required for entering other partnership venues. Please show your concert ticket to collect the pass on the day of the concert.


Collecting date & time: Sun, Jul 25, 8:30-14:00

Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Entrance Lobby

* Please note:

⁃ The pass is given to only the actual ticket holders. Please come to the venue with the full members of the participants. An alternate person is not allowed to get the pass on behalf of the ticket holder.

⁃ Admission for all partnership venues is valid only for July 25. Make sure to show your 1-day pass at each venue entrance.

⁃ Elementary and middle school students are required to bring their IDs for age verification.

Ueno Noren-Kai Service

Membership Shops

17 shops of Ueno Noren-Kai membership offer you following services if you bring the leaflet distributed on the event’s day. (valid until Aug 31, 2021)

Mihashi (Anmitsu [Japanese dessert]) Soft ice cream topping for Anmitsu menus

Taishoen (Korean Barbeque) 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink

Tensuzu (Tempura) Free take-away tempura batter croutons

Hachinoki (Shabu-shabu) 1 glass of wine or dessert/a cup of coffee for lunch

Izuei (Eel, Japanese) 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink

Sakurai (Special western-style) 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink

Kameya Issuitei (Eel, Japanese) 1 Azuki-monaka ice cream (azuki beans icecream in Japanese wafers made with rice flour)

Kurofunetei (Western-style) Dessert

Matsuzakaya Ueno “Sakura Panda” gifts (One time per person, required to show the leaflet at the 1st floor Information Desk)

Inshotei (Japanese) 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink

Ueno Santomo (Japanese) 1 glass of drink (soft drink is also available)

Sushi Isshin 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink

COFFEE Ream (Coffee & Tea, light meals) 10% off your bill

Yoshizushi Ueno (Sushi) 10% off your bill

Kogetsu (Chinese course meal) 1 glass of drink

USAGIYA CAFÉ (Japanese & Western desserts) Tea listed in the set menu is offered when dessert orders are made. *Available after the morning Usa-Pancake ends.

Forestier Seiyoken (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan 2nd floor) Dessert (only offered when other dish orders are made) *Only on the event’s day

Inquiries: Ueno Noren-Kai


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Organizer: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Partnership Venues: Ueno Zoological Gardens; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum;

Tokyo National Museum; International Library of Children’s Literature of National Diet Library; The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts; Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School; Shitamachi Museum; Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens

Cooperation: Ueno Noren-Kai, Ueno Hills Arts & Culture Zone Liaison Council

Sponsors & Grantors

Supported by: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Official Platinum Partner: Ueno Seiyoken