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Updated on December 3, 2021, Fri

Announcement of Change of Conductor for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Special Concerts

Maestro Kensho Watanabe, the conductor who was scheduled to perform at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 Special Concerts, has suddenly become unable to come to Japan due to the suspension of new entry for foreigners issued by the Japanese government on November 30.
In his place, Maestro Kosuke Tsunoda will conduct. We ask for your understanding in this matter. Please note that there will be no refund of the ticket price due to this change.

December 3, 2021
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Dec. 23, 2021, Thu 19:00 start Tokyo Opera City (Concert Hall)
Dec. 25, 2021, Sat 19:00 start Suntory Hall (Main Hall)
Dec. 26, 2021, Sun 15:00 start Bunkamura Orchard Hall

Kosuke Tsunoda, Conductor
Miho Sakoda, Soprano
Ikuko Nakajima, Alto
Tetsutaro Shimizu, Tenor
Takayuki Ito, Baritone
New National Theatre Chorus

Beethoven: Overture from opera "Fidelio"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

*There will be no change of the soloists or the chorus.

Kosuke Tsunoda

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Principal conductor of the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra and Associate conductor of Sendai Philharmonic orchestra, Kosuke Tsunoda is fast establishing himself as one of the leading conductors of his generation.
Tsunoda has conducted most of the country’s major orchestras. Outside Japan, he has conducted the orchestra of the Shanghai Opera House and, during competitions and courses, symphony orchestras of the caliber of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and Hof Symphony Orchestra.
Passionate about opera and ballet, he has conducted many productions throughout his career. In 2019, he toured Japan conducting new production of the opera ‘Hänsel und Gretel’.

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