To main text

Handling of Personal Information

Our websites (hereinafter, referred to as “Website”) use cookies and tags to provide you with a better website experience, advertising based on your browsing habits, and to understand what Website is being used for, and for statistics and measurement purposes. By clicking ‘I Accept’, or clicking on Website, you agree to such purposes and the sharing of your data with our trusted partners . Please see Cookie Policy for further information including withdraw of consent at any time.
Please refer to Privacy Policy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and CultureOpen in a different window for the handling of personal information.

I Accept

Explore Events

Music Program TOKYO Workshop Workshop! 2020 on stage & legacy 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 are welcoming you 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. For example, the auditorium light will not go completely dark, and the audience can leave the auditorium during the performance for chill-out. Stay tuned as the detailed program and instructions for families and caregivers will be posted on our website 3 weeks before the performance accordingly.

The seating of this performance has been changed from general seating to reserved seating to keep a distance between audience members.

*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.

If you are unable to attend the performance, you can claim a refund. Please go through the below steps for the ticket refund procedure.
Please note that the performance is subject to further change depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Fri, Jul 24, 2020 14:00 (Open 13:00) Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes/No intermission

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre TBK productions Orchestra Concert
Admission Ages Age 4 and above

Flyer (PDF)

Movie contentsYouTube

Video Stream


Bag Checks

It has been decided that we will not conduct the bag check initially planned.

This concert is targeted for all kinds of people to enjoy classical music in a friendly atmosphere, regardless of age, disability, or other social backgrounds. 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 relax with their families and caregivers to enjoy the concert.


The program is intended for beginners guided by emcees, which is also welcoming those who are intimidated by classical music concerts, which seem to require strict etiquettes, and children aged 4 and above.

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)

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: Keiko Mitsuhashi

Tenor: Toshiaki Murakami *3rd prize of Voice Section at the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition

Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

MC: Emi Isono, Ayako Noguchi (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leaders)


*Kindly be informed that the participation of the London Symphony Orchestra members and some other participants originally planned for this event has been canceled. We have changed the program as posted herein.

Music to be performed

VILLA-LOBOS: IV. “O trenzinho do caipira” from Bachianas Brasileiras No.2

John WILLIAMS: Olympic Fanfare and Theme

OFFENBACH: “Can can” from Orphée aux Enfers

PROKOFIEV: “Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)” from Romeo and Juliet

MASCAGNI: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

ANDERSON: The Typewriter

PUCCINI: “Nessun dorma” from Turandot

BRITTEN: II. “Sunday Morning” (4 Sea Interludes) from Peter Grimes

TOYAMA Yuzo: Rhapsody for Orchestra

J.STRAUSS I: Radetzky March

PhotoKeiko Mitsuhashi, Conductor
PhotoToshiaki Murakami, Tenor
PhotoEmi Isono, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader
PhotoAyako Noguchi, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Workshop Leader


Prices (tax included)

All Seats 1,100yen (1st floor seats only)

Regular (Reserved Seats)

Audio sensory enhanced seats (Reserved Seats)

Wheelchair accessible seats (Reserved Seats)

Wheelchair transfer seats (Reserved Seats)


*The tickets initially sold as general admission have been changed to reserved seats to maintain a distance between audience members.


[Door tickets]

Tickets not available.

On Sale Date

Sat, Mar 28, 2020


Buy Regular tickets (Reserved Seats) at

The ticket sales have resumed on Sat, Jul 4, by keeping every other seat unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Audio sensory enhanced seats

This performance provides audio sensory enhanced seats, which enables physical sensation from sound converted into vibration, so that the audience with hearing impairment and their families and caregivers can sit together to enjoy music.


Body-sensible acoustic device “Bodysonic” Seats (about 20 seats)

The seat is equipped with a set of pouch and seat cushion installed with a vibrating device. By transferring vibration to the user’s body, the device assists the user with hearing impairment, 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.


Huggable Speaker “HugMe” (about 40 seats)

The device is a pillow-sized and weighed speaker with a body-sensible vibrating system installed. In addition to the sound of instruments, it sends users the same vibration that the performer physically feels when they play the instruments. Therefore, persons with a hearing impairment can feel the sound and melody with their bodies.

Reservation for Wheelchair Accessible/Transfer Seats and Audio Sensory Enhanced Seats


⁃ Advance application on a first-come, first-served basis.

⁃ Reservation is accepted from Sat, Mar 28, 10:00.

⁃ Cash payment only at the venue on the day of the event.

⁃ Reserved seats on the 1st floor area.

⁃ The seats will be assigned on the day of the performance. Please note that the seat cannot be selected by participants.

Ticket refunds procedure

[If you are unable to attend the performance, you can claim a refund.]

If you wish to get a refund for your tickets, please follow the below steps during the designated period.



Those who purchased tickets at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person, online)

Period for accepting refund requests:

Until Monday, August 31, 2020

(The request submission must be postmarked by the deadline.)


How to request a refund (By post only)

Please send your tickets and a sheet of paper filled out with the following information to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office.

* Used tickets are not refundable. Refunds will only be provided for tickets with a stub attached.

* If you have not collected the tickets at a 7-Eleven store yet, please make sure to collect them by the ticket-issuing due date. The tickets are also required for those who request a refund. You cannot get the ticket issued after the due date.


Required information:

Your name (Japanese phonetics included)

Your telephone number

The total number of your purchased tickets

Your bank account information (Please leave a note if you do not have your bank account in Japan.)—bank name, branch name, account holder (Japanese phonetics included), account type (checking or savings), account number


Postal Address:

Attn: Ticket Refund Team

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

5-45, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo,110-8716

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Costs you get refunded

1. Ticket Cost

2. Service charges

* All expenses presented by the box office on purchasing tickets.

* If you have purchased with tickets for other events, only the system charge and the ticket issuing fee will be refunded.

3. Postage fee for sending back tickets (Up to 244yen)

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Refund Period

You will receive a refund in your designated bank account in about two months after the box office receives your tickets.

Other Information

*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*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 17:00 on Fri, Jul 17
*There is no escalator or elevator in the Main Hall.
*The parking space at the venue is not allowed to use. Please contact us if you need to park wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Related Events

Fun! Fun! Fun! 2020—The best movie scenes along with Orchestra

Mon (NH), Aug 10, 2020 16:00 at Sumida Triphony Hall, Main Hall


Tokyo Metropolitan Government/ Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, the Arts Council Tokyo