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UENO music HOLIDAY Summer Family Concert 2020

Catch a glimpse into the world of opera at our concert featuring popular music pieces and a talk that the whole family can enjoy!

We have relocated the reserved seating arrangement to keep a distance between audience members. For those who have purchased tickets on June 3 or before, please make sure to refer to this link for the new seating arrangement. (You can check it at the venue on the day of the event as well.)
* 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 might be canceled or changed again depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Mon, Aug 10, 2020 13:00-14:00 (open 12:00)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Genre Orchestra TBK productions 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.

Seating Chart

Seating Chart (PDF)

Bag check

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


Conductor and MC: Ryuichiro Sonoda

Soprano: Saki Nakae *3rd Prize of Voice section at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition

Tenor: Kazuma Kudo *2nd Prize (Top Prize) and Audience Award of Voice section at the 17th Tokyo Music Competition

Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra


John Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme

Verdi: “Brindisi” from the opera “La traviata” (Nakae & Kudo)

Mozart: Overture to the opera “Die Zauberflöte”

Mozart: Queen of the Night aria, Act II from the opera “Die Zauberflöte” (Nakae)

Verdi: “La donna è mobile” from the opera “Rigoletto” (Kudo)

Mascagni: Intermezzo from the opera “Cavalleria rusticana”

Donizetti: “Caro elisir! Sei mio!” from the opera “L’elisir d’amore” (Nakae & Kudo)

Verdi: Overture to the opera “La forza del destino”



Rossini: “March of the Swiss Soldiers” from Guillaume Tell

PhotoRyuichiro Sonoda, Conductor
PhotoSaki Nakae, Soprano
PhotoKazuma Kudo, Tenor


Prices (tax included)

Elementary/Middle School Students 1,100yen (Applied to all seat categories)

Adults S3,300yen A2,200yen B1,100yen

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Adults S2,750yen

[Door tickets]

Tickets not available.

On Sale Date

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

[Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Membership Subscribers: Sat, Mar 14, 2020 (*Only available by telephone and online, not available in person. There is a limit to the number of tickets on purchase.)]

BOX Office

The ticket sales had been suspended and have resumed by keeping every other seat unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Ticket Refunds Procedure

[If you are not able to come to the venue, a refund is available]

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 Wednesday, September 30, 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 shop 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, Ueno Koen, 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 fees

* 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

Please note:
*The MC's talk is only in Japanese.
*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Pre-school children are not allowed to enter the concert.
*Child care service is available (For 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 Mon, Aug 3, 17:00.
*There is no escalator or elevator in the hall.

Ueno 1-day Pass

Partnership Venues


Ueno 1-day Pass is only applied 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 is applied for following venues (only valid on Aug 10)

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

The numbered tickets applied, which are required to enter the Ueno Zoological Gardens, have been reached the limit for the visit on Aug 10. Please note that the Ueno 1-day Pass holders without the numbered tickets cannot enter the zoo on Aug 10.

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

*The special admission offer for the Tokyo National Museum has been changed as above.

*Online reservation for time tickets is required to visit the museum. All visitors, including museum membership subscribers and those whose admissions are free, must make online reservations.

Ueno Royal Museum 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Thematic Exhibition: Free Admission

*The special admission offer for the Ueno Royal Museum has been changed as above.

The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Free Admission

All visitors excluding pre-school children must make reservations to visit the special exhibition “Art As It Is: Expressions from the Obscure.”

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

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

*The opening hours of the Shitamachi Museum have been changed as above.

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, students of middle school in Tokyo or middle school students residing in Tokyo)


The below institutions have withdrawn from the partnership due to unavoidable circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

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

National Museum of Western Art 9:30-17:30 (Last admission 17:00) Permanent Exhibition: Free Admission, Special Exhibition: Free Admission for Elementary/Middle school students

National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo 9:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30) Permanent Exhibition: Free Admission

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

The Ueno 1-day pass is required for entering other partnership venues. Please exchange your concert ticket with the pass on the actual day of the concert.


Exchanging date & time: 8:30-13:00 on Mon (NH), Aug 10

Venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Entrance Lobby

*Please note:

– The exchange is only available with the actual ticket holders. Please visit the venue with the full members of the participants. An alternate person is not allowed to exchange the ticket on behalf of you.

– The ticket stub with a seat number remains with you which is required to be shown at the entrance of the concert.

– Admission for all the partnership venues is valid only for August 10. Make sure to show your 1-day pass at each venue entrance.

– Elementary and middle school students are required to bring their identifications.

Ueno Norenkai 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, 2020)

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

Crep Book&Art (Play spaces for kids) Paper clay gift to the customers who used the service

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”(Japanese) gifts (One time per person, required to show the coupon at the 8th floor stationary goods counter)

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

Ueno Seiyoken 3153 (Sai-Go-San) Dessert (only offered when other dish orders are made) *Only on the event’s day

*The Seiyoken’s service will be offered by the above restaurant, replacing Forestier Seiyoken in the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Building.

Inquiries: Ueno Noren-Kai


The below facility has canceled offering services due to unavoidable circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Suigetsu hotel Ohgaisou (Hotel, restaurant) 1 glass of draft beer or soft drink, or 650yen off for Ohgai hot spring bath admission fee (Regular:1,650yen Discounted price:1,150yen)


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