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File.4 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall Yokohama Bank Presents Children's Future Music Program "Children's Organ · $ 1 Concert"
(Miyuki Inoue / Copywriter)

Speaking of "Organ / $ 1 Concert", it is one of the popular projects of Yokohama Minatomirai Hall. As it is possible to listen to a full-scale organ concert in a large hall, which is literally a dollar (or 100 yen), literally, a long procession has been made before the opening.
Yokohama Bank Presents Children's Future Music Program "Children's Organ · $ 1 Concert" was held eight times a year, and in August, people can enter even 0-year-old kids. I made sure that the program wasn't "for children" but something that adults can enjoy and that there was no age limit for admission, and I went out.

As it was the number of times I could visit from the age of 0, moms pushing strollers at the entrance were in a row. What a happy baby that you can touch real music from such a young age! You must be able to grow up as a sensitive adult.
By the way, at the children's concert, there is a “Stroller bicycle area” in the lobby, so it is safe.
Admission fee is 100 yen for both adults and children .
Because it is a "one dollar concert", payment with one dollar bills and coins is OK, but you can pay with an IC card such as suica.

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Enter the big hall finally.
I was worried a bit because it was a long line from before the opening, but the big hall with 2020 seats will not be very busy. It's not too late to get in front of you to get your favorite seat, but if you arrive 5 minutes before the show, it looks like it's almost a problem.
When I went to the hall, in the case of a pipe organ concert, I would recommend the third floor if you want to emphasize the goodness of the sound. If you want to enjoy at the same height as the organ second floor, if you want to see close up stage side seats and it will be fun to choose according to the mood of the day.
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The organ installed in the large hall is made by CB Fisk of America. It is nicknamed "Lucy" which means "light" which is suitable for a bright and bright tone. The hall itself was designed with the organ in mind, so the whole resonates as a single instrument, and in the audience, it feels as if it is wrapped in the tone of the organ. (From Hall HP)
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This is a gull sculpture carved in a Honduras mahogany case. The design that overflows like Yokohama seems wonderful. As it is around the top of the music stand below the pipes in the middle, take a careful look.

As there was time to the opening, we will have a soothing drink corner. Unlike a night concert, the foyer is full of bright sunshine, so a moderately chilled white wine looks good.
By the way, the wine is served with a snack and it costs ¥ 400 per cup. This is also a bliss.

And finally, a concert has started.
Including JS Bach, which I remembered at school, and songs I have listened to once are lined up, so I can enjoy with peace of mind.
From Saint-Saens's Carnival of Animals, the 'Aquarium' is striking with mysterious sounds like the iron chopsticks of 'Celesta' built into the pipe organ. In "Swan", the heart is healed by a rustic tone like an organ ....
And the end of the approximately 40-minute concert comes from Elgar's 'The Windy People'. The pipe organ with various tones is sometimes referred to as a "one-man orchestra", but the magnificent performance appropriate to the name has been cheering "I will do my best in the afternoon!"
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On this day, there was a souvenir sale of "Animal Sable" as "Children's Organ $ 1 Plus". It seems to be a collaboration plan with the "Carlet Festival at Nogeyama Zoo", which will be held two days later, and will sell sables of penguins, giraffes and lions as a set. As I am weak to the special feeling of “only now,” I naturally buy and return. This too is one of the pleasures

Yokohama Minatomirai Hall
"Organ $ 1 Concert"

■ October 10 (Wed) 12:10 Opening Ballint Karosshi
* There is a $ 1 night Start at 19:00
■ Nov. 28 (Wed) 12:10 Opening Event Reiko Harada

■ January 23 (Wed) 12:10 Opening Ceremony Shiho Naomi
■ February 27th (Wed) 12:10 Opening Eric Suter
■ March 20 (Wed) 12:10 Opening Event Yuko Kawagoe

オ ル Organ concert from 0 years old》

■ September 5th (Wed) 11:00 start / 14:00 start

*For more information

  • Place
    Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall

    Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall is a music hall located in the Minato Mirai district, Nishi Ward, Yokohama City.
    Since its opening in 1998, not only Yokohama citizens, but also artists from Japan and abroad have been known as "Concert Halls with a View of the Sea". The director is the composer Shinichiro Ikebe .
    In a large hall (2020 seats) equipped with a large pipe organ, we regularly hold organ concerts that can be enjoyed for $ 1 or ¥ 100.A small hall (440 seats) next to the wood deck roof garden is ideal for chamber music concerts. Both large and small halls hold concerts on a daily basis.

    • Shop / Place name
      Yokohama Minatomirai Hall
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    • Address
      Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture 2-3-6

      Yokohama Minatomirai Hall
    • TEL
      045-682-2000 (Ticket Center)
    • Business Hour
      (Telephone reservation) 10:00 to 17:00, (window) 11:00 to 19:00 【Closed day】 Fixed holiday ※ Please check with the website etc. for details.
    • Parking Area
      Discount ticket for "Minato Mirai public parking lot" (usually ¥ 540 / 1h), discount ticket: General ¥ 450 / 1h, Miraist Club member ¥ 350 / 1h
    • Total number of seats
      Large hall (2020 seats), small hall (440 seats)