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2019.05.29

"Wooden Hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened

神奈川県立音楽堂 
(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

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

Should I say go home?
Are you tired?
I'm lost because the other party is a building ...
The Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, a music hall that can be said to be a treasure in Kanagawa Prefecture, which has completed many years of renovation work and has produced many legendary performances, will be reopened on June 1, 2019.

Wonderful architecture
A sound that has been described as "the best sound of the East" by famous performers
And above all, a variety and attractive program
I couldn't wait for a year. I wanted to see you!
Since the museum opened in 1954, this year marks the 65th anniversary.
The Music Hall, the first public hall dedicated to public music in the ninth year after the war, and the attached library were symbols of postwar reconstruction.
Designed by Kunio Maekawa, the founder of modernism architecture learned from Le Corbusier.
About 10 minutes from Sakuragicho Station on a slightly steep hill. The horizontal rectangular low-rise building made of glass and concrete nestled behind the parking lot gives a refreshing impression without any excess decoration.
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A wonderful open feeling in the lobby with glass walls on the left from the entrance.
Unlike the exterior, the interior of the hall is wooden, as is called the “wooden hall”.
The audience seats are sloping, and it's nice that the musicians who play on the stage feel very close and can concentrate on listening as well as good sound.

In the music hall also designed by Maekawa, there is the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno, Tokyo.
This is also a sacred place for opera and ballet fans.
When going to a concert, the impression of the hall is important.
Combined with good music, it makes me feel a little better than usual.

First of all, the "Open Theater 2019 Music Hall" will be held on June 1 on the day of the opening. Let's participate.
Along with events such as concerts and mini-architectural lectures, this is a fun project where you can see behind the scenes and under the floor that you would not normally enter. You're working hard.
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And this season's program was announced along with the reopening announcement.
There was a long wait!
From baroque opera to contemporary music, it is full of elaborate projects.
For more details, please see the hall's home page >> . Here, I will pick up a hot performance from my personal hobby.

First, "Shunsuke Sato and Dutch Bach Association Orchestra" concert in September

Shunsuke Sato, an ultra-authentic violinist who has overwhelming support, from music lovers to classic mania fathers who are noisy (maybe it's an exaggerated way to say, but it's a real thing). He has a strong reputation from modern composers, and was appointed the sixth music director of the Dutch Bach Society last year, the home of Bach research.
This time, the show will be performed by a hand soldier. Celebrate the achievement with Bach's investigation.
You must listen!

Next is the November "Arditti String Quartet x Kenta Kozaki"
A collaboration between the strongest group of contemporary music specialists, Arditti, and the dancer Kenta Kozaki, who has been working under the dance choreographer Kirian.
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Collaboration with dance is what Arditti is good at, and since he created a wonderful space for John Cage's work before, he has great expectations this time.
Contemporary music that is often thought of as musashii. With a small performance that excels in musical expression, it will be an exciting experience for both hearing and vision.

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

How Renaissance master da Vinci was a musician ?!
Based on the hypothesis or material, the ancient music ensemble Antonello, which is proud of Japan, solves the mystery using performances, songs and dances.
This is a world far beyond my imagination.
Alright, you have to experience it!
Older Renaissance music and dance than Baroque, which is usually hard to come across.
What do modern people think?

How are you guys?
Honest, more than expected programs.

In addition, from this season, in the concerts hosted by Ongakudo, a free shuttle bus will be operated from Sakuragicho according to the opening time.
It is a good idea to climb the slope slowly, but as long as the bus is nice.

Welcome home.
This was a word that should be conveyed to all staff involved in the concert hall.
And another word.
Thank you for your wonderful performance!

    Kanagawa Prefectural Ongakudo opened in 1954 as the first full-scale music hall in Japan as a public facility. The hall designed to give the best acoustic effect, modeled on the Royal Festival Hall in London, was acclaimed as "The Best Sound of the East" at the time of opening, and the sound has been highly evaluated both domestically and overseas. You. The walls of the hall are all made of wood, and its acoustic sound continues to impress people 60 years after its opening. In 1998, it was selected by the Ministry of Construction as one of the “100 Best Public Buildings” by the Ministry of Construction as an excellent public facility rooted in the area. In addition, in 1999, DOCOMOMO (Docomomo) was designated as an important cultural heritage of the 20th century (International organization established to record and preserve the building and environment involved in the movement).

    • Address
      9-2 Momijigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
    • TEL
      045-263-2567
    • Business Hour
      It depends on the performance. [Reception hours] 9: 00-17: 00 (Ticket window 13: 00-17: 00) [Closed days] In principle, every Monday and New Year holidays (12 / 28-1 / 4)

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