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  • <CONCERT POSTPONEMENT>The 11th Concert in Nagoya(July 5,2020)Mon, June 1, 2020

    CONCERT POSTPONEMENT

    The 11th Concert in Nagoya (July 5, 2020)

    Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus,

    CKSO’s “11th Concert in Nagoya” (scheduled for July 5, 2020) has been postponed.

    (This Concert will be rescheduled to Sat.22 May 2021.)

    For details, please consult the top-page of the CKSO's website.

    ■Postponement & Ticket Refund (Classic Nagoya)⇒

    ■Classic Nagoya ⇒ TEL 052-678-5310

     

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to you

    who were looking forward to attending the concert,

    and hope that you will kindly understand the situation.

     

    As of June 1st, 2020

    City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra


  • <CONCERT CANCELLATION &TICKET REFUND>The 646th Subscrip.Concert(June 26,2020)Mon, May 25, 2020

    CONCERT CANCELLATION &TICKET REFUND

    The 646th Subscription Concert (June 26, 2020)

    Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus,

    CKSO’s “646th Subscription Concert” (scheduled for 26 June 2020)

    has been cancelled.

    We would like to inform you of the ticket refund process as follows;

    ■Ticket Refund 

    ♪The 646th Subscription Concert→

     

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to you

    who were looking forward to attending the concert,

    and hope that you will kindly understand the situation.

     

    As of May 25, 2020

    City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra


  • <CONCERT CANCELLATION &TICKET REFUND>Orchestra Discovery 2020 Vol.1(June 21,2020)Mon, May 25, 2020

    CONCERT CANCELLATION &TICKET REFUND

    Orchestra Discovery 2020 Vol.1 (June 21, 2020)

    Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus,

    CKSO’s “Orchestra Discovery 2020 Vol.1” (scheduled for 21 June 2020)

    has been cancelled.

    We would like to inform you of the ticket refund process as follows;

    ■Ticket Refund 

    ♪Orchestra Discovery 2020 Vol.1→

     

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to you

    who were looking forward to attending the concert,

    and hope that you will kindly understand the situation.

     

    As of May 25, 2020

    City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra


  • Welcome to the CKSO's YouTube Channel !Mon, April 27, 2020

    Welcome to the CKSO's YouTube Channel!      

    Please subscribe to our channel and enjoy our concert videos on YouTube !

    ♪City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra YouTube Channel ⇒

     

    <Posted on Mon. 27 April 2020>

    ■Messages from Maestro Junichi Hirokami & Maestro John Axelrod !


  • CKSO temporarily stops and postpones ticket sales Sat, April 18, 2020

    CKSO temporarily stops and postpones Ticket Sales 

    CKSO will temporarily stop selling tickets(including Online Ticket Sales) after 20 April 2020 and postpone the sales of tickets for upcoming concerts due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    Reopening date of Box Office and new ticket release date will be announced later on the CKSO’s website etc.

    Ticket Sales Stopped;

    -Concert for Everybody 2020

    -The Special Concert in Osaka

    Ticket Sales Postponed;

    -Orchestra Discovery 2020(SIngle-Ticket)

    -All Subscription Concerts after the "647th Subscription Concert"

     

    We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to you in this regard,

    and hope that you will kindly understand the situation.

     

    As of April 18, 2020

    City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra


  • Friends of CKSO Office will be open for shorter hoursSat, April 11, 2020

    Due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus, Friends of CKSO Office will reduce operating hours from Mon.13 April 2020 for the time being.

    ◆Friends of CKSO Office will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm (from April 13)

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for your understanding.


  • CKSO kicks off New Season! & Office Relocation AnnouncementWed, April 1, 2020

    CKSO kicks off new season!

    & Office Relocation Announcement

    Welcome to CKSO's 2020-21 Season !

    With transition to the new administration, CKSO’s office will move to a new location (CKSO’s Rehearsal Studio) as of April 10, 2020.

    We are thrilled to perform for you and please stay tuned for CKSO's 2020-21 season !

     

    Junichi Hirokami, 13th Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor

    Naoto Otomo, Conductor Laureate

    John Axelrod, Principal Guest Conductor

    Takashi Izuhara, Concertmaster

    Yasushi Toyoshima, Special Honorary Friendship Concertmaster

    Yasunao Ishida and Ribon Aida, Special Guest Concertmasters

    Mazumi Tanamura, Solo Principal Viola

    Noboru Kamimura, Solo Principal Cello

    Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Special Principal Cello

    Taira Ozaki, Assistant Concertmaster

    *CKSO has changed its English name from “Kyoto Symphony Orchestra” to “City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra” from April 2020.

     

    Our new address will be:

    City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

    86-1, Izumoji Tatemoto-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8134 JAPAN

    TEL 075-222-0347/FAX 075-222-0332

    Friends of CKSO TEL 075-744-0252

         


  • SOLD OUT ! "Orchestra Discovery 2019 Vol.4" (March 15, 2020)Mon, January 13, 2020

    All tickets for the “Orchestra Discovery 2020 Vol.4” (March 15, 2020/Conductor:Junichi Hirokami) have sold out !  No tickets available at the door !

    ■Concert details →


  • SOLD OUT ! Special Concert "The 9th Symphony of Beethoven" (Dec.27 & 28, 2019)Fri, December 13, 2019

    All tickets for the The Special Concert

    "The 9th Symphony of Beethoven"(Sat. Dec.27 & 28,2019)

    have SOLD OUT ! (No tickets available at the door !)

     

    ♪Concert details(Fri. Dec.27) SOLD OUT !
    ♪Concert details(Sat. Dec.28)
    SOLD OUT !

     


  • NEW! KSO announces 2020-21 Season and Conductors & Concertmasters from April 2020 !Thu, November 28, 2019

    NEW!  KSO announces 2020-2021 Season and

    Conductors & Concertmasters from April 2020 !

    Junichi Hirokami, 13th Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor (from April 2020)

    Naoto Otomo, Conductor Laureate

    John Axelrod, Principal Guest Conductor(from April 2020)

    Takashi Izuhara, Concertmaster

    Yasushi Toyoshima, Special Honorary Friendship Concertmaster(from April 2020)

    Yasunao Ishida and Ribon Aida, Special Guest Concertmasters(from April 2020)

    *KSO will change its English name from “Kyoto Symphony Orchestra”

      to “City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra” from April 2020.

     

    Kyoto Symphony Orchestra(KSO) proudly presents the schedule for its 2020-2021 season(April 2020 – March 2021) and Conductors & Concertmasters from April 2020 !

    KSO is thrilled to announce that Junichi Hirokami (current 12th Chief Conductor & Music Advisor) has been named as 13th Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor, and world-renowned American conductor John Axelrod has been named as new Principal Guest Conductor, starting from April 2020.

    KSO has also announced appointments of Yasushi Toyoshima as its Special Honorary Friendship Concertmaster and Yasunao Ishida & Ribon Aida as its Special Guest Concertmasters, who will take up position at the start of the orchestra’s 2020 concert season.

    KSO wishes to make the positive development under its conductors & concertmasters and please stay tuned for KSO's 2020-21 season !

     

    Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

    As of November 2019

     

    ◇For more details for the concert 2020-2021, click and see "Concert Schedule" on the top page  !

    ☆List (PDF) of the Subscription Concerts & Special Concerts ⇒

    ☆List (PDF) of the Other Concerts, Orchestra Discovery and Concert for Everybody ⇒

     

       

     Junichi Hirokami         John Axelrod