Inaugural Anime Symphonia Concert to Feature Orchestral Anime Music Performances
Anime Symphonia will feature full orchestral performances of famous anime music.
Anime Symphonia, an event featuring performances of anime music by a full orchestra, will be held at Shibuya’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall on July 20th.
The performance is the result of a project by the Japan Screen Music Symphony Orchestra to interpret anime music in a symphonic format. The project aimed to recruit top-class orchestral performers to bring the best of anime music to a wide audience.
The upcoming event will be Anime Symphonia’s debut, and will be split into afternoon and evening performances. In addition to music from featured anime series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica (afternoon performance), Neon Genesis Evangelion (evening), and Attack on Titan (afternoon and evening), pieces from Higurashi When They Cry, Steins;Gate, and Berserk will also be performed.
The performance will be conducted by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra resident conductor Kazumasa Watanabe. It will feature a group of experienced performers drawn primarily from the NHK Symphony Orchestra, with the orchestra’s 2nd chair violinist, Takashi Nagamine, serving as concertmaster. Kanako Ito, known for her performance on the Steins;Gate opening theme, will be appearing as guest vocalist, and Takeshi Washizaki and Fuka Haruna will be the event’s presenters.
The afternoon performance will take place at 2:30 PM, with doors opening at 1:30 PM, and the evening performance will be held at 6:30 PM, with doors opening at 5:30 PM. Admission is 10,000 yen for premium tickets, 7,900 yen for S-class seating, and 6,900 yen for A-class seating. Additional details are available at Anime Symphonia’s official site.
Kazumasa Watanabe Interview Video
Takashi Nagamine Interview Video
Anime Symphonia Official Site