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ASIA IN RESONANCE 2019 GALA CONCERT / Asia in Resonance 2019


Event Report
「響きあうアジア2019ガラコンサート」を開催しました (Japanese Only)

Ken-ichiro Kobayashi conducts a multinational orchestra with musicians from 5 Southeast Asian countries and Japan

The Japan Foundation Asia Center (JFAC) will host a "one night only" special concert, "Asia in Resonance 2019 Gala Concert," at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater on July 1, 2019. Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, one of the most internationally acclaimed Japanese conductors, will conduct a special multinational orchestra "Asia in Resonance 2019 Symphony Orchestra" with more than 80 members from Southeast Asia and Japan. Musicians are invited from 8 professional orchestras in Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar, which JFAC has supported through its ASEAN Orchestra Support Project. The energetic and passionate sound of Asia will bring you an unforgettable experience.

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A images of Asia in Resonance gala concert flier


Ken-ichiro Kobayashi

A photo of Mr. Kobayashi
(c)Michiko Yamamoto


Asuka Sezaki

A photo of Miss.Sezaki
(c)studio MaaR


Satoshi Asaoka

A photo of Mr. Asaoka

Orchestra: Asia in Resonance 2019 Symphony Orchestra

【Participating orchestras】

Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera
Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
Manila Symphony Orchestra
Jakarta City Philharmonic
Jakarta Sinfonietta
Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra


Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen Op.20
Sibelius: Finlandia Op.26
Ken-ichiro Kobayashi: Festival from Passacaglia
- Intermission (20 mins) -
Beethoven: Overture Egmont Op.84
Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812

Event Details

Date July 1, 2019 (Mon.)
Venue Concert Hall on 5th floor in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Googlemap
Ticket Price

All reserved-seats / tax included
S: 3,500 JPY / S pair-ticket: 6,000 JPY
A: 2,500 JPY / B: 1,500 JPY
Student: 1,000 JPY
Discount ticket for disabled certificate holders: 1,000 JPY

*Student tickets are available for students from elementary school through college. Student ID is required upon entry.
*Discount tickets for disabled certificate holders are only available through Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras


Tickets will be on sale from April 8, 2019
Reservation available at:

Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras:
Tel: 03-5610-7275 (10:00 - 18:00 on weekdays)

Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Box Office:
Tel: 0570-010-296

Ticket PIA:
Tel: 0570-02-9999 [P-code: 146-563]

Lawson Ticket:
Tel: 0570-000-407 [L-code: 33414]


The Japan Foundation Asia Center
organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theater (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) Nikkei Inc.
Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras
OZ MUSIC LTD. Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd.

Related Event

"Symposium: ASEAN Orchestra Support Project"

Date: 14:00-16:00 Saturday, June 1, 2019

Venue: The Japan Foundation Headquarters Hall Sakura", 2nd floor

Language: Japanese / English

See details: "Symposium: ASEAN Orchestra Support Project" (Japanese only)

Asia in Resonance 2019

The Japan Foundation Asia Center is holding the "Asia in Resonance 2019", a series of events introducing its various cultural exchange programs between Japan and Southeast Asia. The broad range of special events includes cross-border productions of stage performances and films, an international friendly soccer match in which the ASIAN ELEVEN team of selected Southeast-Asian players will play against a team from Japan, and a "NIHONGO Partners" symposium. These events are an opportunity to enjoy the resonance created by the strengthened ties between Southeast Asia and Japan. And as well as being an opportunity to look back at the achievements of mutual cultural exchange which the Asia Center have been holding over the last five years, this festival will provide a springboard to further deepen ties between Japan and Southeast Asia.
"Asia in Resonance 2019" is scheduled to also be held in Southeast Asia.

This is the certified project of beyond 2020 program.