OK! OrchestraThe 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.

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Date: Sat. 14 September
Time: ①11:00 AM (Venue opens at 10:00 AM / Ends at 12:00 Noon)
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
TAKESHITA Mizuho, Soprano
KONDO Ryohei, Choreography
Super Eight, Dance (SaLaD Music Festival Dancers)
 ONISHI Sae OKAMOTO Yu KATORI Eri TANOUE Wakana
 NISHINA Miyuki HASEGAWA Satsuko MIWA Akiko MURAI Remi
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 *Hands-on Conducting Corner
♪ Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets, The Young Juliet and Death of Tybalt from “Romeo and Juliet” Suite
♪ Gounod: Je veux vivre dans ce rêve from “Roméo and Juliet”
♪ Let’s sing together! Hisaishi / arr.by Haginomori : Hey Let’s go! Makaino / arr.by Haginomori: Yuuki 100%
♪ Disney Fantastic Medley arr.by 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: Sold Out.(9/13UP)
Ticket Outlets : SaLaD Music Festival 2019 Ticket Sales Website
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* This concert does not have an intermission.

Why You Should See This

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 “hands-on conducting,” in which guests can conduct the orchestra, and “Let’s Sing Together!,” where the audience sings along with an orchestra accompaniment. With pieces from Disney and Ghibli, the concert is fun for all ages, including infants!

For those who will be seeing OK! Orchestra

  • A space for stroller parking has been arranged inside the theater. Strollers can be brought into the theater but not into the seating area. Please follow the instructions of the staff and park your stroller in the designated space.
  • Special space is available for milk feeding and diaper changing.
  • It is possible to enter and leave the concert hall during the performance. Please feel free to leave the concert hall if your child suddenly needs the restroom, or you need to change a diaper or feed your child. To ensure a pleasant experience for others nearby, during the performance, please comfort crying children outside the concert hall in the lobby.
  • Drinking and eating are prohibited in the seating area. Please leave the concert hall and head to the lobby to feed your child.

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.

Born on April 9, 1971. Created, produced, and appears in Uchu ReCord, and writes the scripts for the skits performed by the Condors. Plays the role of Ofurosuki in NHK Education’s production of Miitsuketa! (I Found You!) and Akashi Takenori in the NHK drama Sanada Maru. Known for his work in stage productions, and not only appeared in but was also involved in the production of Teiichi no Kuni (Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High) and Patariro! Is also the director of this year’s movie Gekijoban Patariro! (Patariro: The Movie!). A multi-talented artist who has also been involved as a narrator in many TV and radio programs and commercials.

Soprano singer from Fukuoka Prefecture. Her pure, crystalline voice and outstanding expressive power have captivated audiences around the world garnering glowing reviews from all quarters. Ms. Takeshita graduated from Ochanomizu University, where she also attended graduate school. She earned an Artist Diploma from Mannes School of Music in the United States. Based in New York, she has performed numerous operas and concerts across the United States. The New York Times has praised her performance, reporting that she "sang with fluid coloratura."
In 2018, she successfully performed the title role in the opera Lucia di Lammermoor in Washington DC. In Japan, she gave a joint performance with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in 2018. She is currently expanding the scope of her activities, including solo recitals in various locations.
Her awards include attaining second place in the 54th Nichii Concorso in 2018, being included as a finalist in the Eastern Region Category of the Metropolitan Opera’s vocal competition, and attaining first place in the 30th Music Contest in Iizuka.

Leader of the Condors, choreographer, and dancer. Received the 4th Asahi Performing Arts Shuji Terayama Award. Received the 67th Minister of Education Culture Sports Science and Technology Fine Arts Award. Appeared in TBS’ production of Jonetsu Tairiku (Passionate Continent) and NHK General’s production of Chikyu Ichiban (Number One on Earth). Choreographed the Kondo-sanchi no Taiso (Kondo’s Exercises) part of NHK Education’s production of Karada de Asobo (Let’s Move our Bodies), the Terebi Salaryman Taiso (TV Salaryman Exercises) part of NHK General’s production of Salaryman NEO, and NODA MAP’s Piper, written and produced by Hideki Noda. Debuted as a vivid actor in NODA MAP’s four-person performance of THE BEE, produced by Hideki Noda. Appeared as an actor in the movie Buta ga Ita Kyoshitsu (School Days with a Pig) directed by Tetsu Maeda and in other movies. Also choreographed the opening section to the NHK serial drama Teppan, the movie Yattaman directed by Takashi Miike, and Le Petit Prince starring Aoi Miyazaki and others. Teaches dancing as a part-time instructor at the Women’s College of Fine Arts, Rikkyo University and other schools. Raised in Peru, Chile, and Argentina. Dog-lover.

Japan’s first authentic chorus group for teaching music based on the traditional music of Europe established in 1951. A broad repertoire ranging from Gregorian chants through to contemporary music, it also performs many commissioned works by Yoriaki Matsudaira, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Toshio Hosokawa and others. It is active over a broad spectrum of age groups, including an adult group consisting of former members of the chorus group in addition to the basic group consisting of children from 6 to 14 years old to the performing group ranging from 15 to 19 years old. In addition to holding two regular concerts every year, it has also performed overseas a total of 33 times ever since it first visited the United States in 1964. It has held joint performances with many orchestras and at many opera houses both in Japan and overseas, and in recent years it has performed together with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, as well as with the NHK Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi, and at the Spring Festival in Tokyo conducted by Riccardo Muti to high acclaim. In 2016, it held public performances in Macao and Italy as part of a year-long project in celebration of its 65th year since its foundation. The group prayed for peace together with chorus groups from around the world at St. Peter's Basilica during a New Year Mass held by Pope Francis.


Hisae HASEGAWA, Chorus Master

The permanent conductor for The Little Singers of Tokyo. In addition to leading the group for sponsored public performances and overseas public performances, has also been appointed chorusmaster for many external public performances held by opera houses and orchestras both at home and overseas. Involved in a wide range of performance-related activities, including organizing the Chorus LSOT for mixed-voice madrigals and the Vintage Voice of LSOT chorus ensemble. Also acts as a judge at chorus competitions in Japan and overseas, and even as an instructor at chorus festivals, etc.

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.

Official Website:https://www.tmso.or.jp