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"Wood Hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall Renewal Open

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Feel free to enjoy!   Living with a concert
File.6 Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall
Mori Kozaburo
(music writer)

Should I say that please go home?
You should say, thank you.
I get lost because the other party is a building ...
The Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, a music hall that should be called a treasure of Kanagawa Prefecture, has been reopened on June 1, 2019.

Great architecture
A sound that has been described by great musicians as "the best sound of the Orient"
And above all the colorful and attractive programs
I was really looking forward for a year. I wanted to meet you!
Since the opening is 1954, this year marks the 65th anniversary.
The music hall, which is the first public music hall dedicated to Japan in the ninth year of the war, and the attached library were, so to speak, symbols of postwar reconstruction.
Designed by Le Corbusier, Kunio Maekawa, the founder of modernist architecture.
It takes about 10 minutes to climb a slightly steep slope from Sakuragicho Station. A long, low-rise square low-rise building made of glass and concrete, which sits in the back of the parking lot, is a truly refreshing impression with no excess decoration.
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From the entrance to the left, the lobby is completely open with glass.
The appearance is completely different, and the inside of the hall is called "a wood hall", and all is a stylish wood.
The seating area is sloped, and the sound quality is good, of course, it is very close to the musicians playing on the stage, and it is nice to be able to concentrate on listening.

The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno, Tokyo is located in the same music hall designed by Mr. Maekawa.
This is also a sacred place for opera and ballet fans.
I think that the impression of the hall is very important to visit the concert.
A combination of good music and something that makes me feel a little better than usual.

First of all, it will be held on June 1st of the opening day, "Open theater 2019 Sound, experience architecture, exploration at the music hall! Let's participate in
Along with events such as concerts and architectural mini-courses, it's a fun project that you can't get into the backstage or floor that you usually can not enter. I'm working hard.
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And, this season's program announced with the notice of Renewal Open.
I was waiting for you!
There are a lot of projects that I have worked on, from baroque opera to contemporary music.
For more details, please see Hall's website >> , and here we will pick up a special performance from your personal taste.

First of all, "Shunsuke Sato and the Netherlands-Bach Association Orchestra" concert to be held in September

The musician's elder sister, to the noisy classic / mania, is a super-realist violinist who gets overwhelming support, Shunsuke Sato (though it may seem like an overstatement, it's a real thing). He is a highly respected composer from the contemporary composer, and last year he became the sixth music director of the Dutch-Bach Association, which is also home to Bach research.
This time, the show performance led by a hand soldiers. Celebrate the feat with Bach's investigation.
I must listen!

Next is November 'Arditti String Quartet x Kenta Ogura'
A collaboration between Arditti, the strongest group of specialists in contemporary music, and Kenta Obata, a dancer who has been active under the great choreographer Kirian in the dance world.
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The collaboration with dance is a specialty of Alditti, and it has been a great expectation this time, as it created a wonderful space with John Cage's work and so on.
Contemporary music that is often thought of as muzkashii. It will be an exciting experience from both aural and visual points, with the performance of a gavel that is good for musical expressions.

And one more thing.
A performance in October entitled "The Mystery of Music 500 Years after Leonardo da Vinci" .

The great master of the renaissance, Da Vinci was also a musician!
Under the hypothesis that it is a source or material, the ancient music ensemble Antonello, which Japan boasts, solves the mystery using performances, songs and dances.
This is already a world far beyond my imagination.
Well, I have to try it!
Music and dance from Renaissance times older than baroque, which is usually difficult to handle.
What do modern people think?

How are you, everyone?
Honestly, a program that exceeds expectations.

In addition, for the performance sponsored by Ongakudo from this season, a free pick-up bus will be operated from Sakuragicho at the opening time.
It's also cool to climb the slope slowly, but still the bus is nice.

Welcome home.
These words were to be communicated to all staff involved in the hall.
And one more thing.
Thank you very much for the wonderful performances always!

  • Place
    Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall

    Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall was opened in 1954 as the first public hall dedicated to music in Japan. The hall was designed to give the best sound effects, modeled on the Royal Festival Hall in London, and was acclaimed at the time of the opening, “Toyono Hibiki”, and its sound has received high praise from Japan as well as from abroad. You The walls of the hall are all made of wood, and their acoustic sound has impressed people even after 60 years since its opening. In addition, it was selected by the Ministry of Construction as a “public building selection” by the Ministry of Construction in 1998 as an excellent public facility rooted in the area, and in 1999, it is an important cultural heritage of the 20th century as DOCOMOMO (Dokomomo) (Modern Selected as "20 Designs for Modern Movements in Japan" by an international organization established to record and preserve records of the formation of buildings and environments involved in the movement.

    • Shop / Place name
      Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall
    • Address
      Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 9-2
    • TEL
    • Business Hour
      It depends on the performance. [Reception hours] 9:00 to 17:00 (Ticket counter 13:00 to 17:00) [Closed days] As a general rule, every Monday and the year-end and New Year period (12/28 to 1/4)