Tokyo: start of the tour in the capital of Japan

On 3rd October the Lucerne Festival Orchestra arrived in Tokyo.

In the following you will find some impressions of the rehearsals, concerts,  a video interview with oboist Mizuho Yoshii and more ...

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The rehearsals started for the first tour-concerts at the Suntory Hall with Music Director Riccardo Chailly.

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It is a very special moment for Mizuho Yoshii, principal oboe of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, to be on tour with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and also to play in her hometown Tokyo.

Video: Interview with Mizuho Yoshii

The Suntory Hall - サントリーホール, was designed with the aim of "world's most beautiful sound" as a concert hall for classical music. The Construction started in the late 1970s and it opened in October 1986. Not without reason Herbert von Karajan described the hall as "a jewel box of sound".

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra started its tour with two concerts in this amazing concert hall (6/7 October).

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The last minutes backstage before the concert with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Riccardo Chailly at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

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After the concerts Music Director Riccardo Chailly also took quite a lot of time to sign for his Japanese fans.

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Members of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra celebrated the start of the tour with a Japanese dinner.

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