Dragon Quest Symphonic Concert in SaLaD

Special SaLaD Music Festival Concert Delivered by Koichi Sugiyama and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra


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: SaLaD Music Festival 2019 Ticket Sales Website

Why You Should See This

A special SaLaD Music Festival Concert Delivered by Koichi Sugiyama and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Expect to enjoy a special night, which only SaLaD Music Festival can deliver.

Born in Tokyo.
Raised in a music-loving family, began composing various works while still a high-school student.

After graduating from Tokyo University, entered Fuji Television Network one year before it was opened after working for Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, and directed The Hit Parade and other TV shows, and began his activities as a songwriter at the same time.

Wrote many hit songs, including Amairo no Kami no Otome, Hana no Kubikazari, Koi no Fugue, and Gakusei Gai no Kissaten, as well as being involved in a wide range of music genres, including music for TV commercials, instrumental works, and the fanfare used by the Nakayama Racecourse in Tokyo.

Has composed the music for the popular video game series, Dragon Quest, ever since it was first released on the market.

Has continued staging orchestral concerts performing the symphonic suites for Dragon Quest in the hope that it will encourage young people to join youth orchestras. The symphonic suites for the Dragon Quest series have been recorded by the Tokyo Philharmonic 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.

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