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17 May 2016
Good bye Suntory Hall! We will be back! It was a huge pleasure, as always.
Photos: Monika Rittershaus
After the concert
Backstage after the concert: Sir Simon and our most devoted fan Shiseo Sumiyoshi, who has been at all our Tokyo concerts…
Last concert in Tokyo, last concert of our Beethoven cycle - time to say good bye!
16 May 2016
After the rehearsal Sir Simon and our General Manager Martin Hoffmann met with students from the Fukushima TV Junior…
Last rehearsal. It’s cozy on the stage.
Sanja Festival in Asakusa
Photos: Markus Weidmann
Sky tree from above and beyond
15 May 2016
Signing session with Sir SImon: 50 minutes for 300 CDs
Beethoven 4 and 7.
On their free day our solo timpanist Rainer Seegers and stagehand Michael Frohloff made a trip to the japanese alps…
Tokio by night
Photos: Monika Rittershaus on Mori Tower and in the New York Bar of the Park Hyatt
Signing session with solo clarinet Andreas Ottensamer and solo oboe Albrecht Mayer.
Beethoven 6 and 8 in attendance of the Japanese Emperor and Empress.
Photos: Monika Rittershaus and Satoshi Aoyagi
Martin Kretzer, our legendary trumpet, is on his last tour with the orchestra to Japan.
Rehearsal on Friday the 13. in good mood.
Photos: Daniel Beták
The big Buddha Daibutsu and his guards in Kamakura
A trip to Kamakura and Kita-Kamakura
Tokio von oben
Tokyo from upstairs
13 May 2016
Time to enter the stage.
Before Thursday’s concert our latest honorary member visited the orchestra backstage.
Photos: Double bass player Janusz Widzyk.
The obligatory cat photo comes from our solo bassoon Stefan Schweigert this time. He hiked in the Takaosan area and also…
Chorprobe für die Neunte am Sonntag mit dem New National Theatre Chorus aus Tokio.
Choir rehearsal for Beethoven 9 with…
A visit at the fish market is obligatory.
Photos: Naoyuki Hayashi
Happy faces after the concert and a Japanese signing session.
Beethoven 1 and 3
Before the first concert on Wednesday.
12 May 2016
Yanaka Teil 2
Yanaka part 2
A walk trough Yanaka, an area of Tokyo with a lot of old buildings.
Meeting in front of Suntory Hall Viola academist Wakana Ohno, Solo French horn Stefan Dohr and the composer Toshio…
Probe mit Gesprächsstoff
Rehearsal with talks
Probe in der Suntory Hall
Rehearsal at Suntory Hall
Outreach concert with the Philharmonic Wind Quintet berlin at the Kojimachi Junior High Shool in Tokyo.