As the Orchestra of Hiroshima
Beyond the 52nd Anniversary
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (HSO) started as 'Hiroshima Civic Symphony Orchestra' in 1963. The orchestra was renamed the current name in 1970. Since becoming a professional orchestra in 1972, HSO is trying to send the peace message by music,as the Orchestra of Hiroshima, the International Peace Memorial City.
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'Music for Peace' with great
artists, with regards of
HSO has many concerts to be longing for peace.
Especially, 'Evening for Peace Concert' is held around August 6th, the date of the atomic bomb was dropped, and many great artists who approve of 'Music for Peace', the theme of HSO, are joining the concert.
In 2015,the seven decades after the end of the World War II, Martha Argerich, one of the superlative pianist appeared at Hiroshima on Aug.5 and Tokyo on Aug. 11. After the concerts, She become HSO's 'Peace and Music Ambassador'.
Pursuit of artistry and
Contribution to regional culture
Inheriting Musical Literacy
Many concerts including workshops for children are available by HSO.
Our predecessors have created opportunity for people to touch the music to get over the tragedy and sufferings by the War.
HSO must take the cultural inheritance over the next generation.
Besides, many ensembles are
Musicians of HSO are having small ensemble works too and the audiences of the region are enjoying various style of music and familiar with the musicians more.
Musical Delegate with
the Message from Hiroshima
HSO has visited many cities in the world to carry the message of Hiroshima.
Making companionship with foreign people by music is the one of the best way to communicate friendly to overcome any barriers, we believe.
Rouen and Le Havre; France
Daegu and Busan and Seoul;South Korea.