Orchestra concerts for elementary, middle and high school students

In order to meet the request of "wanting students to be able to listen to the real orchestra in a real concert" by many teachers, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra tries to hold a large number of real orchestral concerts, specially reserving concert halls across Tokyo metropolitan areas.

We consult with the teachers for more than six months to a year about the purpose and scale of the performances and music selection, putting our best efforts to realize their requiest.

In addition, we also conduct collaborative performances with school orchestras and brass bands, prior learning program before the concert, visiting Generalprobe (final practice on the stage) and holding musical instrument clinics.

Depending on your request and budget, we can also perform bigger pieces that are usually not played in school performances. Through these activities, we try to make students familiar with music and orchestra members and try to accomplish our goal of increasing the number of audience in the future.

Our Past Performances

Click here to read the feedback of children/students attending the concert (only in Japanese)

★Performance Case 9 (middle and high school)

In response to the strong request by the school, we conducted a concert of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The choir were recruited in the school and it was a joint performance with Japan Philharmonic Association Choir. It was a great concert with the same feelings shared by the orchestra and the choir.
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d-minor
Bach: Air on the G String
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in d-minor "Choral"
<Performance in 2015, Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre>

★Performance Case 8 (middle and high school)

Co-starring with Mr. Yeol Eum from Sounth Korea invited by Maestro HIROKAMI Junichi. Two schools with same request came together and we had two days performances at Suntory Hall. It was a great concert allowing us to enjoy a massive symphony along with a brilliant, dynamic concerto resounding the full hall.
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Ppera "Eugene Onegin"
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
<Performance in 2015 at Suntory Hall>

★Performance Case 6 (middle and high school)

"Percussion ensemble" consisting only percussion instruments played in between orchestral music. The main instrument was the bell (Carillon), which is used in Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique."
Mozart: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
<Performance in 2014 at Suginami Koukaidou>

★Performance Case 5 (middle and high school)

A large scale concert playing a great piece "Symphonie Fantastique" with MC in each movement was held, also using the hall's pipr organ.
Bach: Toccata and Fugue
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
<Performances in 2013 at Muza Kawasaki>

★Performance Case 4 (middle and high school)

Solo performance by the concert mistress as a main program, it was an at-home concert with a collection of fun pieces.

Johann Strauss II : Overture from Operetta "Die Fledermaus"
Mendelssohn: Concerto for VIolin and Orchestra
Monty: Zardasother etc.
<Performance in 2012 at School Hall>

★Performances Case 3 (elementary, middle and high school)

This was a performance where we selected pieces wichi could be enjoyed by a wide range of students from elementary school to high school., including exploring with some ideas such as using MC (explaining pieces) etc.
Beethoven: Excerpts from Symphony No. 7 in A-major
Johann Strauss I: Radetzky Marchothere etc.
<Performance in 2012 at Saitama Kaikan>

★Performances Case 2 (mid-high school)

Performance featuring Italian opera arias sung by a tenor singer who was visiting Japan and often-requested Tchaikovsky's piece.
Wagner: Prelude to Act 1 from "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Puccini: 'Nessun dorma' from Opera "Turandot"
Verdi: Alfredo's Aria from Opera "La Traviata"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 etc.
<Performance in 2011 at Suntory Hall>

★Performance Case 1 (middle and high school)

A typical symphony and concerto concert in response to the request from the school.
Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
<Performance in 2010 at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre>

*Depending on the requests from schools, it is also possible to invite all the students of one grade or specific students who want to attend (accepted from 100 to 300 students) to our general performances in Tokyo.

*Please feel free to discuss about the smaller ensemble performances (please refer to the following column) also.

*For more information or to request a performance at your school, please contact us from the inquiry form on the top page.

Performances centered around the "Four Seasons" of Vivaldi by the string ensemble

Joint performance of the orchestral part of the school

Joint performance of the orchestral part of the school

Bandsman track commentary before the Generalprobe visit where your can bring your parents too