NHK Symphony Orchestra

Formed 1 August 1951
NHK Symphony Orchestra
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1951-08-01
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NHK Symphony Orchestra

NHK Symphony Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

The NHK Symphony Orchestra (NHK交響楽団 NHK Kōkyō Gakudan) is a Japanese orchestra based in Tokyo. The orchestra gives concerts in several venues, including the NHK Hall, Suntory Hall, and the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.

The orchestra began as the New Symphony Orchestra on October 5, 1926 and was the country's first professional symphony orchestra. Later, it changed its name to the Japan Symphony Orchestra. In 1951, after receiving financial support from NHK, the orchestra took its current name.

The most recent music director of the orchestra was Vladimir Ashkenazy, from 2004 to 2007. Ashkenazy now has the title of conductor laureate. Charles Dutoit, the orchestra's music director from 1998 to 2003, is now its music director emeritus. Wolfgang Sawallisch, honorary conductor from 1967 to 1994, held the title of honorary conductor laureate until his death. The orchestra's current permanent conductors are Yuzo Toyama, since 1979, and Tadaaki Otaka, since 2010. Herbert Blomstedt holds the title of honorary conductor, since 1986. André Previn has the title of honorary guest conductor, since 2012. In June 2012, the orchestra named Paavo Järvi as its next chief conductor, as of the 2015–2016 season, with an initial contract of 3 years.

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NHK Symphony Orchestra Tracks

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Richard Strauss
Ein Heldenleben op 40: Der Held (The Hero) (extract)
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Ein Heldenleben op 40: Der Held (The Hero) (extract)
Maurice Ravel
Miroirs (1. Noctuelles)
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Miroirs (1. Noctuelles)
Richard Strauss
Ein Heldenleben op 40: The hero's works of peace (extract)
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Ein Heldenleben op 40: The hero's works of peace (extract)
Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in C minor, Op 46 No 7
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Slavonic Dance in C minor, Op 46 No 7
Akira Miyoshi
Concerto for Orchestra (feat. 岩城宏之 & NHK Symphony Orchestra)
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Concerto for Orchestra (feat. 岩城宏之 & NHK Symphony Orchestra)
NHK Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 36 in C major K.425 (Linz) (feat. Otmar Suitner)
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Symphony no. 36 in C major K.425 (Linz) (feat. Otmar Suitner)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2001: Prom 49
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Royal Albert Hall
2001-08-27T10:12:07
27
Aug
2001

Proms 2001: Prom 49

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 43
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-03T10:12:07
3
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 43

Royal Albert Hall

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