12 Oct 2020
Rescheduled Dates for The Ninth Symphony performances in April/May 2021

We are pleased to announce next year's rescheduled dates for The Ninth Symphony performances that were originally scheduled to be performed in April 2020 by The Tokyo Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and postponed in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new dates begin on 29 April 2021 and end on 2 May 2021. Tickets purchased for the original performance dates will be honored for the rescheduled 2021 date. Please contact us for further information at english@nbs.or.jp . New ticket sale dates will be announced at a later date.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times.

Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS)


New Dates

The Ninth Symphony

Thursday 29 April 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

Friday 30 April 2021, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

Saturday 1 May 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

Sunday 2 May 2021, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

Choreography Maurice Béjart

Music Ludwig van Beethoven, Citypercussion - Thierry Hochstätter et jB Meier (prologue)

Performers The Tokyo Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne

Conductor Toshiaki Umeda

Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Soloists Yui Takahashi (soprano), Nozomi Kato (mezzo-soprano), Hironori Jo (tenor), Shunsuke Imai (baritone)

Chorus Tokyo Opera Singers

Approximate running time 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be no intermission.

Ticket Prices

S: ¥25,000 A: ¥20,000 B: ¥15,000 C: ¥12,000 D: ¥9,000 E: ¥6,000

Presented by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ballet Holiday in Ueno no Mori Organizing Committee