Experience the thrill of music!
A New Music Festival Offering Fun for All
SaLaD Music Festival began in 2018 as a music festival where everyone can have the opportunity to experience and express the joy of music. The name “SaLaD” comes from the first letters of the words “Sing and Listen and Dance.” Based on this concept, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Toshima City, have arranged an extensive range of fresh content, including orchestra concerts and workshops, offering fun for all ages.
Special Concerts: Thu.19 September, Sun.27 October, 2019
* Free mini-concerts will be held in the Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Ueno, and Tama areas from July.
Music Festival Logo
A graphic in the shape a musical note, with green and red parts to represent salad and tomatoes.
The logo is instantly recognizable and stands out even from a distance. It symbolizes a music festival offering fun for all.
Features of the Festival Programs
A music festival delivered from Tokyo by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra! With more days and more areas added to the lineup, this year will see the festival expanded into a full-scale affair.
Headed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, which was established to commemorate the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, SaLaD Music Festival began in 2018. The goal was to give more people the opportunity to enjoy music and set the mood for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This year will see the festival expanded into a full-scale affair, with outdoor concerts in Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, and Free Concerts from July onwards in areas such as Shinjuku, Ueno, and Tama, in addition to the main program taking place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Ikebukuro.
SaLaD Music Festival 2018 Photography
TOKYO MET SaLaD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 was held on September 17, on an early autumn day in Ikebukuro. Check out the SaLaD Music Festival 2018 Photo Gallery for a glimpse of the various events that took place, including photos from performances and workshops.
The orchestra welcomes everyone! Babies welcome! We welcome everyone who likes to sing and dance!
〈OK! Orchestra〉 is a concert where guests of all ages, including infants, can experience the sounds and feelings of an orchestra with all of their senses. With a lineup of well-known classics, the audience came together to enjoy the music.
Music Festival Main Concert
Carmina Burana & Dancing!
〈Premier Gala〉 was the main concert of the music festival. The first part began with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike conducting. We welcomed marvelous players as soloists and delivered classic gems. Part two featured tour de force Carmina Burana conducted by Kazushi Ono, delivered as a hot collaboration with the Condors led by Ryohei Kondo.
In the rehearsal room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, workshops such as hands-on instrument corners, singing, and dance were held, and these were enjoyed by a large number of people.
Free concerts were held throughout the festival in venues and commercial facilities around the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, and the streets of Ikebukuro were transformed into a musical extravaganza.