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. We took the opportunity of the 55th anniversary to establish the Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund in the hope that exchanges through corporate patronage will create a prosperous future. Donation collected at the lobby concert venue will be donated to organizations that conduct activities specializing in "music".
Naoto Otomo graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
He was named Assistant Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and upon the recommendation of its members, made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 22.
He is currently Honorary Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, he was appointed as the first Music Director of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan concert hall, a post he held for 8 years.
Naoto Otomo is the recipient of the 8th Akio Watanabe Music Foundation Award (2000) and the 7th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award (2008).
October 25, 2019
Oboe: Mizuho Yoshii
Mizuho Yoshii is an oboist who attracts audience around the world with beautiful sound and her excellent sense for music. After entering Tokyo University of the Arts, she went to Germany and graduated from University of Music Karlsruhe at the top of the class. She won the 1st prize at the Music Competition of Japan. She got recognition from Claudio Abbado, and has played at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as a principal oboist since 2000. She energetically performs as a solo and plays chamber music with the Tetzlaff Quartet, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Frost and so on. She has been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since its foundation and a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo University of the Arts. She was born in and lives in Kamakura.
Marcel Bitsch：Suite Française pour Hautbois et Piano
Mozart：Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Marcello：Oboe Concerto in D Minor
The Okura Prestige Tower Main Lobby（5F）
* Please note that the number of the chairs in the lobby is limited.
Schedule of the Artists
Vol.396 November 25, 2019
Violin: Mayu Ozeki
Mayu Ozeki was born in Yokohama in 2000. She won the 1st prize of the Junior High School Category at the 67th Student Music Concours of Japan in 2013 and a number of other prizes. She played with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and so on. She graduated from Toho Gakuen Music High School at the top of the class. She studies at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna as a scholarship student of the Rohm Music Foundation.
Vol.397 December 24, 2019
St. Paul’s University Glee Club（Christmas Carol）
St. Paul’s University Glee Club has 90 years of history, and a long relationship with Okura as it has performed at many events since the opening of the hotel. The club has performed beautiful carols on every Christmas Eve at the hotel since 1990.
*Pieces to be performed are subject to change.
We established the The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund to support the art and culture, and accept donations from everyone.
* Along with the opening of The Okura Tokyo, “Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund” was renamed as “The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund”.
Planning & Promotion Dept
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