Theatre & Music

Composing for Ninagawa: A Talk by Yasuhiro Kasamatsu

21 January 2019

Kings Place, London

Yasuhiro Kasamatsu is Japan’s acclaimed composer who has a wide-ranging repertoire from chamber music, to opera, to musicals....

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Music, inspired by drama ~World of Yasuhiro Kasamatsu~

27 January 2019

The Grosvenor Chapel, London

A special concert on Yasuhiro Kasamatsu's music pieces including the second movement from String quartet No.4, “Sone-zaki” for string quartet, based on Bunraku (Japanese traditional puppet theater).

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The Between the Stones Project

Phase 1: Illustrated Talks & Readings

2 February 2019

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

2 February 2019 | 10am-1pm (Student workshop)
Introductory Talk and Performance Workshop for BA Acting Students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

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The Between the Stones Project

Phase 2: Development Workshop plus more 'Getting to Noh' activities

5 February 2019

British Library, London

5 February 2019 | 7pm-8.30pm (Public Event)
(Phase 2) Performance demonstration talk at the British Library, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong.

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Flight Paths

5 February - 5 March 2019 (See details for touring schedule.)


Two of Britain’s leading theatre companies, Extant and Yellow Earth have joined forces to present an exciting new play called Flight Paths.

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The Between the Stones Project

Phase 2: Development Workshop plus more 'Getting to Noh' activities

6 February 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

6 February 2019 | 6pm-8.30pm (Invitation only)
(Phase 2) Demonstration Talk and Reading of Between the Stones
Embassy of Japan, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong Jannette Cheong.

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Book Launch and Concert ‘Music as Heritage’

14 February 2019

Goldsmiths, University of London

The Music Department and the Asian Music Unit (AsMU), Goldsmiths, University of London are pleased to invite you to a special event where Barley Norton and Naomi Matsumoto and the contributors of the chapters will launch their new edited volume, Music as Heritage: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives.

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Come and Sing’ Japan Society Choral Workshop

24 February 2019

Grosvenor Chapel, London

Following a popular and successful event in 2015, the Japan Society is delighted to present ‘Come and Sing’, a second Japan Society Choral Workshop led by Jonathan Gregory, Director of the UK-Japan Choir and Orchestra and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists...

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“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

28 February, 2nd March & 9th March 2019


A double-bill of contemporary dance performance.Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill.

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Hinamatsuri Duo Concert

3 March 2019

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London

Arisa Nemoto and Marina Koka will play a selection of piano and violin pieces, including Beethoven and Debussy Violin Sonata. Come and hear these classical & French masterpieces, combining one of the grandest in Beethoven’s violin sonata and irresistible melodies with Debussy’s sensation of color and light.

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400 years of Japanese music: the koto and its friends

4 and 6 March 2019

SOAS, University of London

Japanese Music Concert featuring koto, shamisen, shakuhachi and viola on 4 March followed by a mini-lecture-demonstration on 6 March by Toshiko Yonekawa (koto 13-string zither).

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Japanese Music Concert

9 March 2019

St Mary's Church, London

Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers perform energetic, thundrous yet sentitive Japanese taiko drumming music. Also Joji Hirota sing and play shakuhachi flute with London Metropolitan Strings Orchestra with harp perform beautiful melody of Japanese folk songs.

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The Green Chorus Spring Concert

13 March 2019

St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London

Lunchtime recital at St. Dunstan-in-the-West by the Green Chorus, a Japanese female choir formed about 40 years ago in Golders Green, London.

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Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa — Vessel

16 & 17 April 2019

Sadler's Wells,London

n a striking collaboration between the Olivier Award-winning Damien Jalet, who choreographed Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue in 2015, and Japanese experimental sculptor Kohei Nawa, Vessel blurs the lines between the human form and its environment....

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UK-Japan Music Society’s Spring Recital
Part I – Requiem; Part II – Music for Celebration of Japan’s New Era

17 March 2019

St John's Hyde Park Church, London

This is UK-Japan Music Society’s Spring Recital with UK-Japan Choir and UK-Japan Consort performing.

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Hand in Hand

22 March 2019

Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management.

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Japanese Art songs & Piano pieces by Ryosuke Karaki

23 March 2019

St John the Baptist Wimbledon, London

An award-winning Japanese soprano Atsuko Koyama makes her debut for the London audience this spring along with acclaimed Japanese pianist Hiroko Takafuji. They will perform beautiful and colourful Japanese Art songs as well as piano pieces from award-winning composer Ryosuke Karaki.

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Green park Youth Concert : Saki Kato

27 March 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

6 February 2019 | 6pm-8.30pm (Invitation only)
(Phase 2) Demonstration Talk and Reading of Between the Stones
Embassy of Japan, London. Presenters: Kinue Oshima, Teruhisa Oshima, Richard Emmert, Jannette Cheong

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Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

29 March 2019

The Print Room at The Coronet, London

Saburo Teshigwara is one of the most influential Japanese performers and choreographers to date and highly acclaimed for his innovative forms of physical expression that break away from conventional stylistic techniques...

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Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta concert

1 April 2019

Southbank Centre, London

A concert of classical music played by middle and high school young people from Fukushima. Programme includes Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 and Beethoven Coriolan Overture.

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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra The sixth Europe Tour 2019

12th, 13th, 14th April 2019

Cadogan Hall(London), Town Hall(Leeds), Usher Hall(Edinburgh)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen are planning Europe tour in April 2019, which will be the first Europe tour in 13 years for JPO. It will be the first time for the orchestra to visit Finland, and other visits include cities in Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

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Japanese Folk Music (minyo) Taster Workshop

13 April 2019

International Society, William Kay House,Manchester

A taster session where you will learn how to sing and play Japanese folk songs.....

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Schubertiade - Piano recital

28 April 2019

Lancaster Hall Hotel, London

Piano Concert with pianist Masako Kamikawa ....

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15 - 19 May 2019


BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh...

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A Night of Music

25 May 2019

St Botolph’s Church, Colchester

The Colchester Military Wives Choir are being joined by The Amici Mixed choir from Okinawa, Japan and the Bao-Lai junior High School Chorus from Taiwan, for A Night of Music.

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The Green Chorus 31st Annual Concert

29 June 2019

Hinde Street Methodist Church, London

The Green Chorus is a Japanese women’s choir formed about 40 years ago in Golders Green, London. We have been a regular participant of Japan related events, such as Japan Festival and the Southbank Centre choir events, indtroducing Japanese music to UK.

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Sushi Girls

25 - 27 July 2019

Theatro Technis, London

Comedy play about two Japanese students who come to study English and their adventures in London and relationship with British host family.

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NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi

24 February 2020

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Indulge yourself with Rachmaninov’s lush, lyrical symphony, and Schumann’s Concerto for Cello.

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“Kodo One Earth Tour 2020: Legacy”UK Tour

13, 14 March 2020

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring.

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Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra concert performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, featuring Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura

28, 30 May 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

"Japanese company, Brother International, have been sponsors of the Hallé for many years and in 2019 we are celebrating 30 years of consecutive sponsorship –..."

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The Great Race!

May - September 2020

Small theatres and studios throughout the UK

The performance tells the story of how, long ago, The Jade Emperor organized twelve creatures to run a race in order to help him construct his zodiac calendar.

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