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Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! Convivial Project Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Relaxed Performance—
Concert for Everyone

For this performance, the word "relaxed" is all about tolerance.
A little different from other regular classical music concerts, we go easy with a slight noise or not sitting tight.
Full of friendly twists are welcoming you to enjoy music with all kinds of people, including individuals with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, and so on, who feel insecure at concerts in music halls.
We have a hearing loop and a body-sensible acoustic device for those who have difficulties in hearing.

Stay tuned as the detailed program and instructions for families and caregivers will be posted accordingly on this page 3 weeks before the performance.

Related Event:
The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Convivial Project will hold a following exhibition in line with the "Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Relaxed Performance."

 Photographic salt prints exhibition by SHITARA Akihisa (Media artist, Deaf and hard-of-hearing self-directed researcher)
 Sat, Nov 19, 2022 10:00-16:00
 At the entrance ramp of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall (free admission)
 Details (only in Japanese)

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

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Date Sat, Nov 19, 2022 14:00-15:00 (Open 13:15) No intermission

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Concert
Admission Ages Age 4 and above

Flyer (PDF)

Movie contentsYouTube

Scenes from the past performance

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 not available except for large luggage.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.

Relaxed performances, different from other regular stage performances, are designed for everyone to enjoy in a cozy way regardless of disabilities or generations.

Those who feel insecure at concerts in theaters and music halls, related to their symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, developmental disabilities, and so on, can stay comfortable with their families and caregivers at the concert. Guided by an emcee, the program is also welcoming those who are intimidated by classical music concerts, which seem to require strict etiquettes, and children aged 4 and above.

⁃ The auditorium light will not go completely dark.

⁃ The audience can leave the auditorium during the performance for chill-out.

⁃ The detailed program and instructions for families and caregivers will be posted on this page 3 weeks before the performance.

⁃ Hearing loop accessible seats and body-sensible acoustic device seats are available.

⁃ The talk during the performance is provided in Japanese.

Program Leaflet

Program Leaflet (PDF)

Program Leaflet

Text-to-speech Program Leaflet (PDF *only in Japanese)

Guide for assisting families and caretakers

Guide for assisting families and caretakers (PDF *only in Japanese)



KITAMURA Asuto *2nd prize of Piano section at the 17th Tokyo Music Competition


Guest Performers:

Amina HUSSAIN (Principal Flute, Manchester Camerata)

Naomi ATHERTON (Principal French Horn, Manchester Camerata)

KAWAI Yumiko (Actor and Deaf Interpreter)

MC: IHARA Sayuri (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader)

Japanese Sign Language Interpreters: KATO Yuko, KOTOKU Yoshie, SETOGUCHI Yuko, NANRI Kiyomi, YAMASAKI Kaoru


TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. RACHMANINOFF): The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op.66a-V. Waltz

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No.5 

FAURÉ: Dolly Suite, Op.56-III. “Le jardin de Dolly” 

HOLST: The Planets, Op.32-IV. “Jupiter”

J.S.BACH: Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV208-IX. Aria “Schafe können sicher weiden” 

MILHAUD: Scaramouche, suite for 2 pianos, Op.165b-III. “Brazileira” 

MOZART: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K448-III. Allegro molto 

SAINT-SAËNS: Le Carnaval des animaux-XIV. Finale 

PhotoKITAMURA Asuto, Piano
PhotoTAKAKURA Keigo, Piano
PhotoAmina HUSSAIN; Principal Flute, Manchester Camerata
PhotoNaomi ATHERTON; Principal French Horn, Manchester Camerata
PhotoKAWAI Yumiko, Actor and Deaf Interpreter
PhotoIHARA Sayuri, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Tickets not available.


Reserved Seats 1,100yen Pre-sale sold out

(Wheelchair accessible seats, wheelchair transfer seats, body-sensible acoustic device seats, and hearing loop accessible seats [with/without receivers] are available.)


Event Discount: 880yen

* View details of Event Discount Campaign


* 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 front most row is the row B. Our staff members will be seated in some areas along row A for the stage directing.

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

Seating Chart of Recital Hall

View Seating Chart

On Sale Date

Sat, Aug 20, 2022

BOX Office

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

* Tickets for wheelchair accessible seats, wheelchair transfer seats, and body-sensible acoustic device seats are only available by telephone and in person.


Persons who are deaf/hard of hearing or having difficulties in speaking can be assisted by Telephone Relay Service (only available in Japanese).

Body-sensible acoustic device seats and hearing loop accessible seats for deaf or hard-of-hearing people

This performance provides sound systems for deaf or hard-of-hearing audience so that their families and caregivers can sit together to enjoy music.


Body-sensible acoustic device seats

Body-sensible acoustic device “Bodysonic” is a set of pouch and seat cushion installed with a vibrating device. By transferring vibration to the user’s body, the device assists deaf or hard-of-hearing users, including those with hearing loss wearing hearing aids or those with adventitious deafness, to enjoy music with the whole body along with sounds perceived from headphones and hearing loops. Those with congenital deafness can enjoy music with only the vibration provided by the device.

(Provided by Pioneer Corporation)


Hearing loop accessible seats

A “hearing loop” (also called a “magnetic induction loop” or “magnetic loop”) transmits sound picked up by a microphone directly to the hearing aid or cochlear implant, allowing the user to hear voices and music clearly. The sound sent from the loop can be heard through the T (telecoil) setting of the hearing aid or cochlear implant or through a dedicated receiver.

Please check in advance whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant is compatible with T setting and how to switch to T setting before purchasing a ticket. (Some manufacturers’ products or certain models are not compatible with T setting.)

* If you wish to have a hearing loop receiver, please purchase a ticket “with receiver.” Please note that there is a limited number of receivers.

Other Information

* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Children under 4 years of age are not admitted.
* 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, Nov 11, 17:00.
* The parking space at the venue is not allowed to use. Please contact us if you need to park wheelchair accessible vehicles.
COVID-19 Safe Event Checklist (PDF *only in Japanese)


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