Japan tour 2019 with Zubin Mehta

Travelling to Japan is always a treat! Our first Japan tour with honorary member Zubin Mehta with concerts in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kawasaki and Tokyo. On the program: “Don Quixote” by Richard Strauss with our first principal cellist Ludwig Quandt and our first principal violist Amihai Grosz as soloists, Ludwig van Beethoven's Third symphony and Anton Bruckner's Eighth symphony. This is our first pure Japan tour since 15 years.

24 Nov 2019

Addendum to the fish market visit

Wenzel Fuchs and Nao-san have also been accompanied by our video team!

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23 Nov 2019

See you, Suntory Hall!

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23 Nov 2019

Signing session with Maja Avramović, Emmanuel Pahud and Daishin Kashimoto

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23 Nov 2019

Farewell concert of this tour

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Philipp Bohnen
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23 Nov 2019

Before the last concert of this tour

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Daishin Kashimoto
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22 Nov 2019

Bruckner 8 at Suntory Hall

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Solène Kermarrec
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22 Nov 2019

Rehearsal impressions

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21 Nov 2019

One of our biggest fans in Japan

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21 Nov 2019

Signing session with Zubin Mehta

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21 Nov 2019

The last "Don Quixote" on this tour

... in Tokyo with royal visitors!

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Jesper Busk Sørensen
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21 Nov 2019

Backstage at Suntory Hall

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21 Nov 2019

Soundcheck at Suntory Hall

Suntory Hall is our second home, not only for the familiar architecture.

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20 Nov 2019

Visit at the fishmarket with Wenzel Fuchs

Wenzel Fuchs visiting the Toyosu fish market together with our friend Naoyuki Hayashi.

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20 Nov 2019

Concert in Kawasaki

Post-concert tradition: Signatures for our fans!

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Eva-Maria Tomasi
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20 Nov 2019

Soundcheck in Kawasaki

One of our favourite concert halls: Muza Kawasaki.

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20 Nov 2019

Fast forward to Bruckner

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20 Nov 2019

Walter Seyfarth visits the Hie-jinja shrine in Tokyo

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19 Nov 2019

Zubin Mehta about tradition

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Knut Weber, Andrea Zietzschmann, Zubin Mehta and translator Kazuko Kurahara
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19 Nov 2019

Press conference about the tour and our new Bruckner edition

At our meanwhile traditional press conference in Tokyo we presented the new Bruckner edition of our label. Zubin Mehta,…

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19 Nov 2019

Walter Seyfarth on Japan

One of the few remaining musicians, who has been in Japan with Herbert von Karajan: Walter Seyfarth looks back.

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Peter Riegelbauer
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19 Nov 2019

Chamber music concert in memoriam Isao Matsushita

A few impressions from rehearsal and concert in memoriam Isao Matsushita, composer and friend of our orchestra. The…

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19 Nov 2019

Free day in Tokyo

Waiting for Santa...

While on tour in Tokyo, the big toy store Hakuhinkan is a must for serious christmas shopping!…

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17 Nov 2019

Amihai Grosz talking about Sancho Panza

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16 Nov 2019

Bruckner 8 in Fukuoka

Extra applause for our trumpet section - and of course for Zubin Mehta!

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The famous step garden
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16 Nov 2019

ACROS in Fukuoka - a fascinating cultural centre!

Impressions from Symphony Hall and soundcheck

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16 Nov 2019

A walk through Fukuoka with Anna Mehlin

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16 Nov 2019

Ludwig Quandt about Don Quixote

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Adam Janisch

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15 Nov 2019

Second concert and signing session in Osaka

Marlene Ito, Sarah Willis and Wieland Welzel sign CDs after our second concert in Osaka.

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Sancho Pansa - Amihai Grosz
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15 Nov 2019

Soundcheck for the second concert in Osaka

Don Quixote, Sancho Pansa and Dulcinea have arrived in time for our second concert in Osaka.

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15 Nov 2019

Wagnertuben explained by Sarah Willis

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Zoltán Almási and Andrés Iniesta

15 Nov 2019

Sports news

Football fans on tour! For Zoltán Almási, Walter Küssner and Luis Esnaola a dream came true: Meeting their idol Andrés…

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14 Nov 2019

Bruckner 8 - Concert in Osaka

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You cannot have too many concertmasters: Zubin Mehta talking to Daishin Kashimoto and Noah Bendix-Balgley.
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14 Nov 2019

Bruckner 8 in Osaka - Soundcheck and Backstage

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Focus before stepping on the podium: Zubin Mehta

14 Nov 2019

Backstage in Nagoya

A view into the backstage area in Nagoya with Monika Rittershaus

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Zubin Mehta
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13 Nov 2019

Concert in Nagoya

Enthusiastic response from the audience in Nagoya!

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Andrea Zietzschmann and Zubin Mehta welcome everybody for the tour start.
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13 Nov 2019

Soundcheck in Nagoya

Everybody reunited in good mood! What more could you ask for?

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12 Nov 2019

Kyoto impressions

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12 Nov 2019

Day trip to Kyoto

... on a free day with Albrecht Mayer and Stefan Schweigert. Photos by Monika Rittershaus

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12 Nov 2019

Zubin Mehta's personal heroes

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11 Nov 2019

Looking forward to Japan: Zubin Mehta

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