Tokyo Philharmonic New Year Concert 2017

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Tokyo Philharmonic New Year Concert 2017
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An annual affair at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya, the Tokyo Philharmonic's New Year special returns with concerts on both January 2 and 3. Tadaaki Otaka will be conducting once again, while the prodigious Aimi Kobayashi – who is still only 21, believe it or not – plays the piano. As always, the audience will be invited to choose their favourites from 20 available pieces – a list that includes everything from the overture to Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' to the Star Wars theme. These will then be performed by the less than perfectly prepared orchestra, usually resulting in a wonderfully relaxed afternoon of classical music. Same-day tickets are sold at the entrance from 2pm – best be there early if you want to grab some.

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