Music for Peace Concert 2019年公演

Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary/
2016-2020 and beyond Project

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra
Music for Peace Concert

This concert sends a message of peace through music from Hiroshima, and features mostly symphonies by Beethoven. This year we welcome special guests including pianist Makoto Ozone who has become popular through a variety of activities.


Sunday, February 24, 2019
Curtain: 3 p.m. Venue Opens: 2 p.m.


Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall

About Music for Peace

“Music for Peace” is the theme (catchphrase) of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. The Music for Peace project began in 2016, and is a series of concerts featuring excellent musicians from around the world sending a message of peace worldwide. The Music for Peace project sends a message of hope through music both for 2020 and beyond into the future, as 2020 marks the 75th milestone year since the end of World War II, and is also the year when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games will be held as a celebration of peace.

About the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra

The Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra based in Hiroshima, the international city of peace and culture, and active under the catchphrase “Music for Peace”. Since 2017, Tatsuya Shimono has served as the General Music Director for the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. In 1963, the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra was established as the Hiroshima Civic Symphony Orchestra, which subsequently changed to the current name in 1970, and was then reorganized as a professional orchestra in 1972. The Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra is known as “Hirokyo”, and is one of the leading orchestras in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.

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Special Price for Guests from overseas


Music for Peace Concert Pre-concert

A mini-concert of a cello collaborating with a Japanese instrument ‘Koto’, performed prior to the main concert.
Free admission. Anyone can Listen.
Date&Time :February 24rd 2019, 14:15- (Approx. 20 mins)
Venue: Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall Entrance Lobby
Performers: HIROSHIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Principal Cello: Martin Stanzeleit
Koto: Mitsuhara Hiroki

Beethoven's 250th Anniversary/
2016-2020 and beyond Project

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra
2018/2019 Season:
Music for Peace Concert

This is the third year of the Music for Peace Concert, conducted by principal guest conductor of the HSO Christian Arming, who was born in Vienna and has many Japanese fans. Makoto Ozone, is a popular pianist who plays in a variety of styles including jazz and classical, will revisit his deeply artistic performance of Shostakovich’s Concerto which he performed five years earlier at the “Evening of Peace” concert.
Beethoven 's Symphony No. 7 which was reputed as “Apotheosis of the dance” will also be performed.
We also welcome Mathias Müller, principal timpani player of the prestigious Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, to this wonderful program. Mr. Müller plays the timpani, an instrument with an important role. We are happy to bring you this fulfilling program.


Sunday, February 24, 2019
Curtain: 3 p.m. Venue Opens: 2 p.m.


Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall

About the Performers


Christian Arming (Principal Guest Conductor for the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra)


Mathias Müller (Principal Timpani Player for the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra)*


Makoto Ozone* *


Shoko Kanai (Trumpet Player for the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra)* *

Orchestral Music

Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra

Concert Master

Soichi Sakuma

About the Program

Graupner: Sinfonia in F Major *
Shostakovich: Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra in C minor, Op.35* *
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92 *

All seats reserved (tax included)

S seats: 5,000 yen
A seats: 4,000 yen (students: 1,500 yen)

We invited orchestral players from around the world who agree with the concept of “Music for Peace”,
and will send this project to the world.

Orchestra de Paris

Nadia MEDIOUNI , Violin


Gilles HENRY ,Violin

Gilles HENRY ,

Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra

Kamil Staniczek ,Principal 2nd Violin

Kamil Staniczek ,
Principal 2nd Violin

Nicholas Franco ,Double Bass Principal

Nicholas Franco ,
Double Bass Principal
Organized by:
Hiroshima Symphony Association
Supported by:
Chugoku Shimbun, RCC Radio
Sponsored by:

Consulate-General of the Federal Republic of Germany