tokyo met salad music festival 2019

sing and listen and dance!!

The SaLaD Music Festival first started in 2018 as an event for everyone to experience, express, and spread the joy of music. SaLaD is founded on the concepts from which its name was derived: “Sing and Listen and Dance.” The program to be held by Tokyo Metropolis and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, in cooperation with the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Toshima City, consists of a wide range of fresh content such as orchestral concerts and workshops that babies and adults alike can enjoy.


OK! Orchestra
The orchestra welcomes everyone!
Babies welcome!
We welcome everyone who likes to
sing and dance!

Babies are welcome!
A casual and open-style concert for everyone.
The festival offers a wide range of events for music lovers of all ages such as conducting and dancing.


Date Sat. 14 September
Time ①11:00 AM (Venue opens at 10:00 AM / Ends at 12:00 PM)
②3:00 PM (Venue opens at 2:00 PM / Ends at 4:00 PM)
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists ONO Kazushi, Conductor
KOBAYASHI Kensaku, Navigator
TBA, Soprano
KONDO Ryohei, Choreography
TBA, Dance
The Little Singers of Tokyo, Children’s Chorus (Only at 3:00 PM)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Programs Sugiyama : Overture March from Symphonic Suite “DRAGON QUEST V”
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets, The Young Juliet and Death of Tybalt from “Romeo and Juliet” Suite
Gounod: Je veux vivre dans ce rêve from “Romeo and Juliet”
Let’s sing together! Hisaishi / Haginomori : Walk, Hey Let’s go!
Disney Fantastic Medley Haginomori
Ticket Regular: ¥ 1,500 (reserved seating only)
Children: ¥ 500 (individuals of 3 to 18 years of age)
*Children under 3 years of age will be admitted free of charge if they will sit on a guardian’s lap
Ticket Sale Tue. 9 July 10:00 AM

This concert does not have an intermission.

Reasons to watch

This concert will be conducted by Kazushi Ono. People of all ages including babies are welcome! By popular demand, SaLaD Music Festival 2019 will have two performances.
The concert will be packed with opportunities for audience participation, including a “hands-on conducting” session with the orchestra and “Let’s sing together!,” where the audience sings along with an orchestra accompaniment.

SaLaD Festival Main Concert :
Roméo et Juliette

This will consist of a Symphonie dramatique by Hector Berlioz to be performed 150 years after his death based on Shakespeare's eminent play "Roméo et Juliette". In addition to the large orchestra, the concert will feature Mezzo-Soprano, tenor, bass solos, as well as choral singing, as the world of Shakespeare is presented in a dramatic and exuberant style in an original SaLaD Music Festival version alongside ballet.

©︎Rikimaru Hotta


Date Mon. 16 September
Time 2:00 PM (Lobby opens at 1:00 PM / Venue opens at 1:20 PM)
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists ONO Kazushi, Conductor
TANIGUCHI Mutsumi, Mezzo-Soprano
MURAKAMI Kota, Tenor
TSUMAYA Hidekazu, Bass
ADACHI Etsuko, Choreography Tokyo City Ballet, Ballet
The New National Theatre Chorus, Chorus
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Programs Berlioz: Symphonie dramatique "Roméo et Juliette" op.17 (With Japanese subtitles)
Ticket S : ¥5,000 / A : ¥4,000 / B : ¥3,000 / C : ¥2,000 (reserved seating only)
Wheelchair Space (S): ¥5,000
SaLaD Discount:10% off the marked price (S/A/B Seats) (Eligible for Discount: Guests up to 25 years old, guests 65 years old and above)
Disability Discount:10% off the marked price (S/A/B Seats) (Guests with a Disability Certificate as well as one attendant)
*The discount for persons with disabilities is only available at the TMSO Guide.
*Those who have purchased discount tickets must bring the Disability Certificate on the day of use.
Ticket Sale Fri. 24 May 10:00AM
SaLaD Music Festival 2019 Ticket Sales Website
TMSO Guide Navi Dial: 0570-056-057* (Weekdays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
TMSO Website
Ticket Pia Tel: 0570-02-9999*(P code:153-036)
Lawson Ticket Tel: 0570-000-407*(L code:32015)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Ticket Office Tel: 0570-010-296* (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM except on closed days)
*This number cannot be reached by international calls, some IP phones and prepaid mobile phones.

This concert does not have an intermission.
*Preshcool children not accepted.

Murmeli: Opera for Babies

Murmeli: Baby Opera
Date & Time Sat. 14 September
10:00 AM/1:00 PM
Sun. 15
10:00 AM/1:00 PM/3:00 PM
Mon. 16
10:00 AM/1:00 PM/3:00 PM
Venue opens 30 minutes before the start of the program
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Theatre East
Artists Kali HARDWICK, Soprano
Dmytro KALMUCHYN, Baritone
Paull-Anthony KEIGHTLEY, Bass
Ticket Baby: ¥500 / Regular: ¥1,500
*This performance is for audiences below two years of age. Adult-only purchases are not allowed.
*Up to two adults may accompany one baby.
Ticket Sale Tue. 9 July 10:00 AM

Organ with Let's SaLaD!

Organ with Let's SaLaD!
Date & Time Sun. 15 September 2:00PM(Venue opens at 1:00 PM / Ends at 2:45 PM)
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists KAWAGOE Satoko, Organ
COLON Erika, Soprano
Tokyo White Hands Chorus, Children’s chorus
Programs J. S. Bach: Toccata et Fuga in d-Moll BWV565
Ueda ( Lylics by Hayashi ):Children Chorus Suite “Ame Tsuchi no Uta”
Ticket Regular: ¥1,000/Children: ¥500 for individuals of 4 to 18 years of age (reserved seating only)
Ticket Sale Tue.9 July 10:00 AM

Workshops & Various Concerts

We will hold a variety of workshops where visitors can experience the joy of music firsthand, as well as free concerts in the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and surrounding venues.


Advance reservation / free of charge (some events require a fee)

For individuals, parents with children, couples, and friends alike. Based on the theme of “Sing and Listen and Dance,” the festival will include a variety of hands-on workshops where participants can experience the joy of music firsthand.

Note: Reservations will be available from late July via the SaLaD Music Festival Official Website.

Free Concerts

Various concerns at surrounding venues

Free concerts held in the atrium of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and commercial facilities in Ikebukuro Station! The joy of music can be easily experienced by all.
Details will be announced as available via the SaLaD Music Festival Official Website.


Dragon Quest Symphonic Concert in SaLaD

Date & Time Thu. 19 September, 7:00 PM
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Concert Hall
Artists SUGIYAMA Koichi, Conductor & Speaker
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Programs SUGIYAMA : “Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age” Symphonic Suite
Ticket S:¥5,000/A:¥4,000/B:¥3,000
Ticket Sale Late July

Outdoor SaLaD Concert (tentative name)

Date & Time Sun. 27 October, Time TBA
Location Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall
Artists TBA, Conductor
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Programs TBA
Admission Free admission (Advance registration required)
Late July - September


  • ONO Kazushi

    ©︎Rikimaru Hotta

    ONO Kazushi

    Kazushi Ono is currently Music Director of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Opera of New National Theatre, Tokyo. He was formerly General Music Director of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Music Director of La Monnaie in Brussels, Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, and Principal Conductor of Opéra National de Lyon. He received numerous awards including Palmarès du Prix de la Critique, Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Asahi Prize. He was selected to be a Person of Cultural Merits by the Japanese Government. TMSO announced that the term of Ono as Music Director was prolonged until March 2023.

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

    ©︎Rikimaru Hotta

    Tokyo Metropolitan
    Symphony Orchestra

    TMSO was established by Tokyo Metropolitan Government in 1965 as a part of a cultural promotion project to mark the Tokyo Olympic Games. Currently Kazushi Ono serves as Music Director, Alan Gilbert as Principal Guest Conductor, Kazuhiro Koizumi as Honorary Conductor for Life and Eliahu Inbal as Conductor Laureate.
    In addition to a variety of subscription concerts and special concerts, TMSO is also actively engaged in efforts to support Tokyo residents, by giving concerts for schools, for welfare institutions and for physically challenged persons, by visiting islands as well as by being involved in outreach activities. In November 2015, TMSO brought a tour in Europe under the baton of Kazushi Ono, which was highly acclaimed.
    AS the "Music Ambassador of Capital Tokyo", TMSO is making efforts to vitalize culture and arts towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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