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Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Orchestra Concert Series "Sound Forest": Vol.49 New Year Concert 2022

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 there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Mon, Jan 3, 2022 15:00 (Open 14:15)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre TBK productions Orchestra Concert

Flyer (PDF)

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 Main 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 not available.

⁃ 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.


Conductor: IIMORI Norichika

Piano: HAGIWARA Mami

Orchestra: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra


◇View artists profiles (only in Japanese)


GLINKA: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.2 in c minor, Op.18


[Solist Encore]

J.S.Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria


BIZET: L’Arlésienne Suites Nos.1 & 2



BIZET: Prelude to Act 1 from Carmen

Interview with Artists

Read the full article of the interview with

IIMORI Norichika (Conductor) and HAGIWARA Mami (Piano)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan quarterly magazine “Onmyaku” (PDF only in Japanese)

PhotoIIMORI Norichika, Conductor
PhotoHAGIWARA Mami, Piano


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

About 20 tickets for S-seat go on sale at 14:00.


S7,700yen A5,500yen B3,300yen C1,650yen *A, B, C Sold Out

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Subscribers: S6,930yen A4,950yen

Senior (Age 65 and above/100 seats): S6,930yen Pre-sale sold out

Under-26s: S3,850yen

Persons with disabilities: S6,600yen (The price applies to one companion)

* Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Subscribers discount tickets are only available at the TMSO Guide. All other discount tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office. Valid ID required.

* Group Sales (Seat S, A/Groups of 10 or more): Please contact the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office for further details.


* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the 4th row.

* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full seating capacity.

Seating Chart of Main Hall

View Seating Chart

* Seat Categories

S: 1st & 2nd floors

A: 3rd floor

B: 4th floor

C: 5th floor

On Sale Date

Fri, Oct 1, 2021

Advance sale for Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Subscribers: Fri, Sep 24

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (Booking is only available by telephone and online on the regular ticket sales starting date.)

Other Information

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to attend this concert.
* Child care service is available. (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, Dec 24, 17:00.
* There is no elevator or escalator in the Main Hall of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.
COVID-19 Safe Event Checklist (PDF *only in Japanese)


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