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Tastefully at 100 yen! Vivid and beautiful pipe organ tone

Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall 

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File.4 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall Yokohama Bank Presents Children's future music program "Children's organ / 1 dollar concert"
(Miyuki Inoue / Copywriter)

Speaking of "Organ / 1 dollar concert" is one of the popular projects of Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall. As literally you can hear full-fledged organ concerts at the big hall of admiration for one dollar (or 100 yen), each time a long queue is made before the opening.
Among the eight times held annually, in August a Yokohama Bank Presents Children's Future Music Program "Children's Organ / One Dollar Concert" was held, which can enter even a 0-year old child. I confirmed that the program is not "for children" but adults enough to enjoy it, and that there is no age limit for admission, I went out.

Since I was able to enter from the age of 0, I visited there, moms pushing a stroller are sliding at the entrance. How happy babies can be touched by genuine music from such a young age! It must be surely growing up as an adult rich in sensibility.
By the way, in the children's concert, "Lobby parking lot" is prepared in the lobby so it is safe.
Entrance fee is 100 yen for both adults and children .
Because it is a "one dollar concert", payment with 1 dollar banknotes or coins is OK, but you can also pay with IC card such as suica.

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Finally entered the big hall.
I was worried a little because it was a long line before opening, but the big hall with 2020 seats does not bend down. There is nothing better to lose in order to get a favorite seat, but if you arrive 5 minutes before the show, it seems almost no problem.
When I asked to the hall, in the case of a pipe organ concert, if the importance of sound is important, third floor seats are recommended. If you want to enjoy at the same height as the organ, you are in the second floor seat, if you want to see it sooner then you will find a stage side seat and choosing it according to the mood of the day.
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The organ installed in the big hall is made by American CB Fisk. Suitable for a brilliant bright tone, it is nicknamed "Lucy" which means "light". Because the hall itself was architected in consideration of echoing the organ, the whole resonates as one instrument, and it seems as if the audience seems to be wrapped in the tone of the organ. (From Hall HP)
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This is a seagull's sculpture made on a case made of mahogany made in Honduras. The design full of Yokohama's spirit is wonderful. Behind the pipes aligned in the center, it is on the top of the music stand so be careful looking.

I had time to start, so I drink a throat at the drink corner. Unlike the night's concert, the foyer is overflowing with bright sunlight, so it gets to a moderately cold white wine.
By the way, the wine has a snack and it is 400 yen per cup. This is also a bliss.

And the concert finally starts.
Since JS Bach, which you learned at school, you can listen to songs that you've heard once, you can enjoy it with confidence.
Saint-Saëns "Carnival of animals" From the "aquarium of animals", the mysterious sound like the iron koto of "Celesta" incorporated in the pipe organ is impressive. In "Swan", the mind is healed by a rhythmic sound like an organ.
And finish off the end of the concert for about 40 minutes, from Elgar 's proud confrontation. A pipe organ with a variety of sounds seems to be sometimes referred to as "one person orchestra", but the magnificent performance suitable for that designation "I will do my best in the afternoon!" Cheerfully.
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On this day there was a souvenir sales of "Animal Sure" as "Children's Organ 1 dollar plus". It seems like a collaboration plan with 'Nogeyama zoo's carnival festival' to be held after 2 days, selling sets of penguins, giraffes, lion's suble sets. As weak against the special feeling of "just now", I will definitely buy it and go home. This is also one of the fun

Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
"Organ / 1 dollar concert"

■ Wednesday 10th October (Wednesday) 12: 10 opening Balinto Karoshi
* There is 1 dollar at night! Opening 19: 00
■ Wednesday, November 28 (Wednesday) 12: 10 Yearnday Harada Yasuko

■ January 23 (Wednesday) 12: 10 Launch Shiga Nagihomi
■ Wednesday, February 27 (Wednesday) 12:10 Starring Eric Sterter
■ Wednesday, March 20 (Wednesday) 12: 10 Launch Satoko Kawagoe

"Organ concert from the age of 0"

■ September 5 (Wednesday) 11:00 opening / 14: 00 opening

*For more information

  • Place
    Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall

    Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall

    Queens Square At the concert hall opened in 1998 in Yokohama, it is popular as a "concert hall where the sea can be seen".
    There are a large hall (2020 seats) with a large pipe organ and a small hall (440 seats) adjacent to the roof garden of the wood deck, and concerts are held almost everyday.

    • Shop / Place name
      Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
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    • Address
      2-3-6 Minatomirai Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa ken

      Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
    • TEL
      045-682-2000 (Ticket Center)
    • Business Hour
      (Telephone reservation) 10: 00 ~ 17: 00, (window) 11: 00 ~ 19: 00 【closed holiday】 irregular holiday ※ Please confirm with the homepage etc. for details.
    • Parking Area
      Discount tickets for "Minatomirai public parking lot" are sold (usually ¥ 540/1 h), discount tickets: general ¥ 450/1 h, Miraist Club members ¥ 350/1 h
    • Total number of seats
      Large hall (2020 seats), small hall (440 seats)