[ NIC EVENTS INFORMATION ]
Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances
Where: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall (愛知県芸術劇場コンサートホール)
Access: Connected at the basement level to Oasis 21 and Sakae Subway Station (地下鉄栄駅)
The 416th Subscription Concert
Masahiko ENKOJI, Resident Conductor
Stephen HOUGH, Piano
“The First of Czech”
B. Smetana Overture to Prodaná nevesta
A. Dvorák Piano Concerto in G minor, Op.33, B.63
B. Martinu Symphony No.1, H.289
When: Fri. 5 Sep. (18:45) & Sat. 6 Sep. (16:00)
Tickets: S-Seats 6,200 Yen; A-Seats 5,100 Yen; B-Seats 4,100 Yen; C-Seats 3,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).
The 417th Subscription Concert
Martyn BRABBINS, Chief Conductor
Joergen van RIJEN, Trombone
“The First of the Great Symphonists”
L. v. Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21
K. Aho Trombone Concerto [Japan Premiere]
D. Hujikura Banitza Groove!
D. Shostakovich Symphony No.1 in F minor, Op.10
When: Fri. 24 Oct. (18:45) & Sat. 25 Oct. (16:00)
Tickets: S-Seats 7,200 Yen; A-Seats 6,200 Yen; B-Seats 5,100 Yen; C-Seats 4,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Salon Concerts
Where: Nagoya City Music Plaza 1F “Music Salon” (名古屋市音楽プラザ)
Access: A 6-minute walk from Kanayama Station (金山駅) or an 8 minute walk from Higashibetsuin Station (東別院駅) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線)
Guest: Akiko IKEMURA (Viola)
When: Tue. 16 Sep. at 18:30
Performing: Lute String Quartet
When: Wed. 16 Oct. at 18:30
Craftsmanship of Owari Nagoya Exhibition
In almost every product we use, exists the skill of a craftsman. As robots and machines dominate the manufacturing industry, we lose the warmth that comes standard with the work of a true artisan. There is something about the creativity and skill of a craftsman for which there is no substitute.
A certain quality which craftsmen put into their work, breathes life into the utilized materials. This exhibition aims to widen the understanding of these skills and qualities and its important role in our lives through the presentation of Owari Nagoya craftsmanship. Through a deeper understanding we can have a greater respect towards the skills which reside in our surroundings.
When: Fri. 26 Sep. to Sun. 28 Sep. from 10:00 to 18:00 (17:45 on the last day).
Where: Oasis 21, Galaxy Platform「 銀河の広場」 and NHK Nagoya Broadcasting Center Bldg, Plaza Wave 21「 プラザウェーブ２１」
Access: A short walk from Sakae Station (栄駅) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線／名城線)
Cost: Free Entry
Opening of Hisayaodori Gardens FLARIE (Formerly Ran no Yakata)
Formerly known as “Ran no Yakata”, the new grounds will be re-opening in late September as “Hisayaodori Gardens FLARIE” after extensive renovations. The new gardens are both an oasis, and a lively place for interaction. Based on a “lifestyle garden surrounding you with flowers and greenery” concept, the new garden will provide its visitors with a beautiful and memorable experience.
In addition, the open air café will help you to enjoy the scenery. Please enjoy at your leisure.
When: Sat. 27 Sep.
Where: Hisayaodori Gardens (久屋大通庭園)
Access: Approximately a 3-minute walk from Yabacho Station (矢場町駅) Exit 4 (４番出口) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線).
The 7th Book Gift Contest in Tokyo / Kansai / Nagoya
Sponsored by the Jodo Shu Peace Association, and in the interests of supporting international students in Japan, this contest aims to “return the favour” to foreign students who contribute to Japan in various ways through their exchange of knowledge and culture.
The contest awards the prize to a total of 100 individuals across Nagoya, Tokyo, and Kansai, awarding successful entrants up to 4 books with a total combined value of up to 10,000 Yen. To enter, a short essay must be written by hand in Japanese on a supplied form which can be downloaded from http://jpa.jodo.or.jp or picked up from the pamphlet box area at NIC 3F.
Essays must be sent in between Sep. 1~30. The subject of the essay is 「私の留学生活」, “My Overseas Study Experience”. Winners must be present for the prize presentation on Sun. 21 Dec. (for Nagoya entrants).
Exhibition: Photography Will Be
Up until the digital age, the word “photograph” was associated with a print. Now, it can mean something very different. The definition of the skilled art of photography as it was once known, is slowly blurring as a result of the rapid advances of technology.
In the realm of modern art, there is no shortage of artists who choose to create their works using photography, film, and dimensional artworks. With the current modern art scene in mind, the exhibition aims to explore the various aspects of the relationships between space, time, and the viewer.
As well as 2D art, there will be 3D exhibits and footage by nine artists, and with presentations by photographers, you will be able to discover where the world of photography is headed. Part of the exhibition will be presented bilingually (English/Japanese) so visitors who do not understand Japanese will also be able to enjoy their visit.
When: Until Sun. 28 Sep. (10:00 – 18:00, till 20:00 on Fridays). Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing times. Closed on Mondays (except Mon. 15 Sep.) Also closed on Tue. 16 Sep.
Where: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (愛知県美術館)
Access: A three minute walk via Oasis 21 from Sakae Station (栄駅) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線／名城線)
Cost: Adults 1,100 (900) Yen; Senior HS and College Students 800 (600) Yen; Junior HS students and under gain free entry. Prices in brackets are for groups of 20 or more.
Yayoi Kusama “Eternity of Eternal Eternity”
An exhibition showcasing the latest creative works of world renowned avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama (1929~). Creating for over half a century using polka dots and mesh patterning, in 2009 she started working on a new series “My Eternal Soul”. Her unique works evoke our interiors, overflowing with childlike expressions of fun and creative freedom, coming together to create a collection of works which have not been seen before.
In contrast to these vivid colours are these 50 works in the series called “Love Forever”. Kusama spent three years from 2004 working on these monochrome depictions. With her magic touch, she has created an infinitely gushing cascade of images. In addition, her giant pumpkin sculpture, and her light, water, and mirror installation artwork “Gleaming Lights of the Souls” will also be exhibited.
Witness the rare talent of Yayoi Kusama and her pioneering work for yourself at this exhibition.
When: Sat. 13 Sep. to Mon. 13 Oct. (10:00 – 19:30, till 18:00 on the last day). Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing times.
Where: Matsuzakaya Museum, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store, South Building, 7F (松坂屋美術館/松坂屋名古屋店南館7F)
Access: A short walk via the underground passageway directly connected to Yabacho Station (矢場町駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Meijō Subway Line (地下鉄名城線).
Cost: General Admission 1,100 (900) Yen; Senior HS and College Students 900 (700). Junior HS Students and under gain free entry. Prices in brackets are for advanced purchase tickets available through convenience stores and through major play guides and the Matsuzakaya Museum.
Nagoya TV Tower 60th Anniversary Special – Kaleidoscope Lights
This year at the NIC, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. The Nagoya TV Tower, an iconic symbol of our city, is celebrating its 60th! Among the many events and celebrations at the tower this year, is this beautiful display of lights, colour, and creativity. Using specially designed panels to create a mesmerising kaleidoscope effect, the Sky Deck and Sky Balcony are more romantic than ever! Every 10 minutes a magnificent “sound and light show” unfolds before your very eyes on the Sky Balcony. A beautiful display with a breathtaking backdrop of the city!
When: Until Sun. 28 Sep. (10:00 – 22:00). On weekends and national holidays, from
Where: Nagoya TV Tower (名古屋テレビ塔)
Access: A short walk from Hisaya Odori Station (久屋大通駅) on the Meijo or Sakuradori
Subway Lines (地下鉄名城線／桜通線), or Sakae Station (栄駅) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線／名城線).
Cost: Adults 700 Yen; Senior HS and College Students 600 Yen; Junior HS and Elementary School Students 300 Yen; Seniors 600 Yen.
Photos courtesy of Atsushi Maruta.
The Human Image – Picasso, Matisse, Warhol
Throughout the ages, the “body” has remained as one of the most inspirational and continuing subjects for artists around the world. At this exhibition, see one hundred works by Matisse, Giacometti, and Warhol – as you unravel the relationship between body and art. Picasso’s masterpiece from his later years, “Rape of the Sabine Women” will be on exhibit in Japan for the first time!
When: Sat. 20 Sep. to Sun. 30 Nov. (Weekdays 10:00 – 19:00; Weekends & National Holidays 10:00 – 17:00). Last entry 30 minutes prior to closure. Closed on Mondays (closed the following day in the event it falls on a National Holiday).
Where: Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (名古屋ボストン美術館)
Access: A short walk from Kanayama Station’ s South Exit (金山駅南出口). Accessible by JR, Meitetsu (名鉄線), Meijo (地下鉄名城線) and Meiko (地下鉄名港線) subway lines.
Cost: Adults 1,300 (1,100) Yen; Senior HS and College Students 900 (700) Yen; Junior HS Students and under gain free entry. Prices in brackets are for advanced purchase tickets and groups, or for entry after 17:00 on weekdays.
Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly A World Treasure
See the world class modern art collection of the Yageo Foundation (Taiwan) which is comprised of works by Sanyu, Francis Bacon, Zao Wou-Ki, Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ron Mueck, Peter Doig, Marc Quinn and others. A total of seventy-three masterpieces, selected by some of the most discerning collectors in the world will be on display. A must see exhibition where you can appreciate the magnificence of some of the most renowned modern art in existence today.
When: Sat. 6 Sep. to Sun. 26 Oct. (9:30 – 17:00, and till 20:00 on Fridays). Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing times. Closed on Mondays. Also closed from 2-5 Sep.
Where: Nagoya City Art Museum (名古屋市美術館)
Access: An 8 minute walk from Fushimi Station (伏見駅) Exit 5 (5番出口) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線／鶴舞線); located in Shirakawa Koen (白川公園).
DAYS JAPAN – Photo Journalism Exhibition in Nagoya
An exceptional photo journalism exhibition which presents powerful and moving imagery from around the world, depicting scenes of pain, tragedy, loss, and desperation. The Nagoya exhibition is usually held annually at the Nagoya International Center.
The photographs on exhibit are renowned for their ability to evoke feelings which leave the viewer asking some very sobering questions. Due to the raw and graphic nature of the photographs, many such images rarely reach the mainstream media – making this exhibit instrumental in the delivery of significant photographic evidence.
This year’s exhibition features images from Syria showing the civil war crisis; A building collapse disaster in Bangladesh which killed 1130 workers; Nenets, the last nomads of Siberia; Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines, and more.
When: Sat. 20 Sep. to Tue. 23 Sep. (10:00 – 20:00*) *closes at 17:00 on the last day.
Where: Nagoya International Center 4F (名古屋国際センター4F)
Access: Above Kokusai Center Station (国際センター駅) on the Sakuradori Subway Line (地下鉄桜通線)
Exhibition Cost: 500 Yen* (400 Yen with coupon which can be found on the official flyer).
Lecture Cost: 500 Yen*
*Senior high school students and below, and Holders of a Physically Disabled Persons’ Handbook gain free entry.
Unification of the Realm: from Nobunaga to Ieyasu
See some unique and historically significant pieces on display at this exhibition. Tools, weapons, and armor used during the warring states period when Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu unified Japan with their battles.
In the process of all the battling and unification, many castles were built. As well as all the military tools and weapons, see artworks which beautifully depict the scenes of battle, and learn more about the history and the events which lead to the unification.
When: Until Sun. 28 Sep. (10:00 – 17:00). Last entry 16:30. Closed on Mondays (but open on 15 Sep.) and on Tue. 16 Sep.
Where: Tokugawa Art Museum (徳川美術館)
Access: From Sakae, take a City Bus for Hikiyama (引山) or Shikenya (四軒家); Leaving from #3 Stop, Sakae Bus Terminal (Oasis 21). Get off at Tokugawaen Shindeki (徳川園新出来) Bus Stop.
Cost: Adults 1,200 Yen; Senior High School and College Students – 700 Yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students – 500 Yen.
Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices
are subject to change without notice.**
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