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「木のホール」が帰ってきた! 神奈川県立音楽堂リニューアルオープン

The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened

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Feel free to enjoy!   Living with a concert
File.6 Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall
Kosaburo Mori
(Music Writer)

Should I say go home?
Should I say that you are tired?
I'm lost because the other person is a building ...
The Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall, which is a treasure in Kanagawa Prefecture and has produced many legendary famous performances after completing the repair work for about a year, will be reopened on June 1, 2019.

Great architecture
A sound called "the best sound of the East" by famous musicians
And above all, a variety of attractive programs
I couldn't wait for a year. I wanted to meet you!
The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened Since it opened in 1954, this year marks the 65th anniversary of the year.
The Music Hall, the first public music hall in Japan that was opened in the 9th year after the war, and the library attached to it were, so to speak, symbols of postwar reconstruction.
Designed by Kunio Maekawa, the founder of modernist architecture learned from Le Corbusier.
It is about 10 minutes from Sakuragicho station to climb a steep slope. The horizontally long rectangular low-rise building made of glass and concrete in the back of the parking lot gives a refreshing impression without any excessive decoration.
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From the entrance on your left, you can feel the wonderful openness of the all-glass lobby.
Unlike the appearance, the inside of the hall is made of wood, as it is called a “wooden hall”.
The audience seats are sloped, and it's nice that the musicians playing on the stage feel very familiar and can concentrate on listening, not to mention good acoustics.
The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened

The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno, Tokyo is located in a music hall also designed by Maekawa.
This is also a sacred place for opera and ballet fans.
I feel that the impression of the hall is very important when visiting the concert.
It feels like I'm a little better than usual because of the good music.
The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened

First of all, at the Open Theater 2019 Music Hall held on June 1 of the opening day, sound, experience building, exploration! Let's participate in
Along with events such as concerts and architectural mini-courses, this is a fun project where you can peek behind the scenes and under the floor, which you normally cannot enter. You're working hard.
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And this season's program announced along with the announcement of the reopening.
There was a wait!
From baroque operas to contemporary music, there are lots of carefully planned projects.
For details, see the home page >> of the hall . Here, we will pick up the notable performances from my personal hobby.

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

Shunsuke Sato, a super-orthodox violinist who has overwhelming support from music-loving sisters to noisy classical maniac fathers (it may sound like an exaggeration, but it is true). He has a great reputation among contemporary composers, and last year he became the sixth music director of the Dutch Bach Society, which is said to be the home of Bach research.
This time, a performance with a hand soldier. Let's celebrate with Bach's investigation.
Must listen!

Next is November's "Arditti String Quartet x Kenta Kota"
The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened The collaboration between Arditti, the strongest group of contemporary music specialists, and Kenta Koi, a dancer who has been active under the influence of the dance world master choreographer Kilian.
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Ardetti's specialty is to collaborate with dance, and expectations have been great this time because he has created a wonderful space in works such as John Cage.
Contemporary music that is often thought to be bad music. It will be a stimulating experience from both auditory and visual perspectives, with a small performance that excels in musical expression.

And one more.
October performance titled "500 Years After Leonardo da Vinci's Musical Mystery" .
The "wooden hall" is back! Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall reopened

Renaissance master Da Vinci was also a musician!
Based on the hypothesis, or based on the material, the ancient music ensemble Antonello that Japan is proud of solves the mystery by using performance, song, and dance.
This is a world far beyond my imagination.
Alright, let's try it!
Music and dance from the Renaissance, older than Baroque, that you can't usually get in touch with.
What do modern people think?

How is it, everyone?
To be honest, the program exceeded expectations.

In addition, from this season, a free shuttle bus will be operated from Sakuragicho according to the opening time at the performance sponsored by Ongakudo.
It's nice to climb slowly uphill, but as long as you're happy with the bus.

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

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Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall opened in 1954 as the first full-scale music hall in Japan as a public facility. The hall, which was designed to give the best acoustic effect, was modeled after the Royal Festival Hall in London, and was highly acclaimed as "the best sound of the Orient" at the time of its opening. I will. The walls of the hall are all made of wood, and its acoustic sound continues to impress people even 60 years after its opening. In 1998, the Ministry of Construction selected the "100 Best Public Buildings" as an excellent public facility rooted in the region, and in 1999, as an important cultural heritage of the 20th century, DOCOMOMO (modern It has been selected as "20 selections of modern movement architecture in Japan" by the international organization established to record and preserve the building and environment formation related to the movement.

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    9-2 Momijigaoka, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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    It depends on the performance contents. [Reception hours] 9:00 to 17:00 (Ticket window 13:00 to 17:00) [Closed days] As a general rule, every Monday and year-end and New Year holidays (12 / 28-1 / 4)