The Lobby Concert 25 started as part of Mécénat activities in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1987. We provide our lobby space for free concerts on the 25th of every month to support musicians’ activities. The Lobby Concert has been supervised by Mr. Naoto Otomo since the hotel’s 50th anniversary in 2012 to make up programs. “The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund” was established to support the arts and culture to encourage mécénat activities. Donation collected at the lobby concert venue will be donated to organizations that conduct activities specializing in “music”.
Since his debut as a conductor for the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the age of 22 while at Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Naoto Otomo has been one of leading conductors who continues to lead the Japanese music scene. He successively served as conductor for the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and as music director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra and the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra, and the artistic director of the Takasaki City Theatre.
Thursday, April 25, 2024
17:30 - 18:00
Ryota Higashi won the first place in the 88th Music Competition of Japan. He graduated from the Toho Gakuen College Music Department at the top of the class and has performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and others. He is a core member of the Japan National Orchestra. He has appeared in various TV programs such as NHK E Television’s “Classic TV”. He also performed for the main character of “Blue Orchestra,” an animated TV series of NHK E Television, and received acclaim. He signed an exclusive contract with Universal Music and released a major debut album.
The Okura Prestige Tower Main Lobby (5F)
* Please note that the number of the chairs in the lobby is limited.
We established the The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund to support the art and culture, and accept donations from everyone.