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NDR Radio Philharmonie
* June 8, 9

- From Germany, Eiji Oue (cond), Suntory Hall, 7 p.m.
- June 8, featuring Robert Dean Smith (tn), Lioba Braun (sop), Christoph Stephinger (bass); Overture to "Rienzi," "Siegfried-Idyll" and The 1st act of "Die Walkure" (all by Wagner)
- 5,000 yen -- 14,000 yen.
- June 9, Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastrale," Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67 (all by Beethoven)
- 5,000 yen -- 13,000 yen.
- Pia, E+, CN, La, Suntory Hall Ticket Center (03) 3584-9999


Masahide Nushimura Guitar Recital
* June 13

- Tokyo Opera City, 7 p.m., Sonata in G-minor BWV1001 (J.S.Bach), "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" (Tarrega), etc.
- 3,000 yen. Pia, (03) 5749-9960, Tokyo Opera City Ticket Center (03) 5353-9999


Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
* June 17

- JoAnn Falletta (cond), Etsuko Kanoh (mezzo sop); Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, 2 p.m., "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture, op. 23, "Les Nuits d'Ete, op. 7" and Symphony Fantastique, op. 14 (all by Berlioz)
- 5,800 yen, 4,800 yen, 3,800 yen, 2,800 yen. Pia, E+, TMSO Ticket Office (03) 3822-0727, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space Ticket Service (03) 5985-1707

"Soul Takemitsu"
* June 18

- Featuring Richard Stoltzman (cl), Ayako Takagi (fl), Kenichiro Yasuda (vc), Sumire Yoshihara (perc), and others; Tokyo Opera City, 4 p.m., "Toru Takemitsu Medley" (arr. by Kensaku Tanigawa), etc.
- 6,000 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Tokyo Opera City Ticket Center (03) 5353-9999

"Shostakovich Abend" -- JT Art Hall Kammer Virtuosen Zyklus
* June 19

- Chamber music, featuring Neriki Shigeo (p), Fujiwara Hamao (vn) and others, JT Art Hall Affinis, 7 p.m.
- 3,000 yen. Pia, CN, JT Art Hall Affinis (03) 5572-4845

The Bass Gang
* June 19

- Double-bass quartet, featuring Andrea Pighi, Alberto Bocini, Antonio Sciancalepore, Amerigo Bernardi; Suntory Hall, 7 p.m.
- 7,000 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Suntory Hall Ticket Center (03) 3584-9999


Cantemus Childern's Choir
* June 21

- Hungarian girl's choir, Denes Szabo (cond); Sumida Triphony Hall, 6 p.m., "Ave Maria," several Japanese songs, etc.
- 4,500 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Triphony Ticket Center (03) 5608-1212, Conversation (03) 5280-9996


Mika Yoshida Marimba Recital
* June 21

- With Richard Stoltzman (cl), Bill Cahn (perc), Vega String Quartet, Peter Stoltzman (p), Lukas Vasely (bass); Hamarikyu Hall, 7 p.m., "Danza del Fuego" (La Barbera), "Commission World Premiere" for Marimba and String quartet (Michiru Oshima), "Kebjar-Bari"for Gamelan Percussion, Marimba and String quartet (Cahn), etc.
- 6,000 yen. Pia, Ticket Classic (03) 3376-1919, Kajimoto E+ (0570) 06-9960

NHK Symphony Orchestra
* June 25

- 80th anniversary concert. Vladimir Ashkenazy (cond), Fleisher Leon (p); NHK Hall, 4 p.m., Concerto for Piano No. 12 in A-major K. 414 (Mozart), Symphony No. 1 in C-minor op. 68 (Brahms) and pieces by Toru Takemitsu.
- 3,000 yen--7,000 yen (5,000 yen sold out). Pia, La, N-kyo Guide (03) 3465-1780

Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Opera Project VII
* July 26

- Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, Naomi Matsuda (sop), Natalie Stutzmann (contralto), Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Choir; Suntory Hall, 7 p.m., Symphony Nr. 2 in C minor "Auferstehung" (Mahler)
- 10,000 yen, 8,000 yen, 6,000 yen, 4,000 yen. On sale May 13 at Pia, E+, CN, La, Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Office (03) 5429-9377


Diana King
* June 4-6, 8-10

- Jamaican vocalist, Blue Note Tokyo, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; June 4, 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
- 8,400 yen. Blue Note Tokyo (03) 5485-0088


Michael Nyman Band
* June 9, 11

- Pianist & composer, June 9, Mielparque Hall, 7 p.m., June 11, Nippon Seinenkan, 5 p.m.
- 8,000 yen, 7,000 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Hori Production Ticket Center (03) 3490-4949


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
* June 10

- Singer/songwriter in the blues, soul tradition, Studio Coast, 6 p.m.
- 6,500 yen. Pia, E+, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751


Yura Yura Teikoku
* June 11

- Japanese psychedelic rock, with Vooredoms, Hibiya Yagai-Dai-Ongakudo in Hibiya Park, 5;30 p.m.
- 4,200 yen, 3,700 yen. On sale May 6 at Pia, E+, La


Brian Bromberg
* June 11-14

- Jazz bassist, with Gary Meek (sax), Rick Broun (tp), Jeff Lorber (key), Dave Weck (ds), Blue Note Tokyo, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.; June 11, 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
- 8,400 yen. Blue Note Tokyo (03) 5484-0088

Jamie Cullum
* June 12, 13

- Fresh-faced U.K. jazz pianist, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 5,800 yen. On sale March 25 at Pia , E+, CN, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751


Dragonforce
* June 17

- Power metal, Shibuya O-East, 5 p.m.
- 6,300 yen. Pia, Creativeman (03) 5466-0777

Tatopani: Asahi Cafe Night
* June 18

- Jazz-based contemporary world music, featuring Andy Bevan (sop, fl, key), Christopher Hardy (ds, perc), Robert Belgrade (sax, cl), Bruce Stark (p); Asahi Art Square (Asahi Super Dry Hall 4F), 7 p.m.
- 3,000 yen. Reservations (03) 3353-6866, Info:
www.tatopani.net/


Manhattan Transfer
* June 19-24

- Jazz, Blue Note Tokyo, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
- 12,600 yen. On sale March 25 at Blue Note Tokyo (03) 5485-0088


The Harvard Krokodiloes
* June 20

- All-male a cappella group from Harvard University, Yokohama Kannai Hall, 6 p.m.
- 4,500 yen. Yokohama Imagine (045) 8876-0454

Pamela MacCarthy
* June 22

- Jazz vocalist and her quartet, B-Flat (Akasaka Sakae Bldg. B1), 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
- 3,500 yen. Reservation (03) 5563-2563


Melt-Banana
* June 30

- Punk metal, Shinjuku Jam, 6:30 p.m.
- 2,000 yen. (03) 3232-8169


ESG
* July 12-14

- Original South Bronx punk-funk, Daikanyama Unit 7 p.m.
- 5,000 yen. On sale May 18 at Pia, La, E+, Unit (03) 5459-8630


Coldplay
* July 18, 19

- Brit-rock quartet, Nippon Budokan, 7 p.m.
- 7,500 yen, 7,000 yen. Pia, E+, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751


Udo Music Festival 2006
* July 22, 23

- Featuring Jeff Beck, The Pretenders, The Doobie Brothers, Kiss and more. Fuji Speedway, 11 a.m.
- 2-day ticket 30,000 yen, 1-day ticket 16,000 yen. On sale May 13 at Udo Ticket Center (03) 3401-9999


"Harlem Nights V"
* July 26-30

- Featuring Alyson Willians (vocal), Omar A.Edwards (Jazz tap), Roy Bennett (vocal, base), Landmark Hall, July 26-28, 7 p.m.; July 29, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; July 30, 2 p.m.
- 6,000 yen. Landmark Hall (045) 222-5050


Fuji Rock Festival '06
* July 28-30

- Japan's biggest outdoor event featuring Franz Ferdinand, Sonic Youth, Snow Patrol, Scissor Sisters, Tristan Prettyman, Jet and more. Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata.
- 3-day ticket 39,800 yen, 1-day ticket 16,800 yen. Pia, E+, Smash (03) 3444-6751


Billy Vaughn Orchestra
* July 29

- Instrumental pop band, Richard Shanahan (cond), Hibiya Kokaido, 3 p.m., "Sail Along Silvery Moon," "Wheel," "Red Sails in the Sunset," etc.
- 6,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 4,000 yen. Pia, La, Mon Production (03) 3470-0427

KT Tunstall
* July 31

- U.K. singer/songwriter, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 5,500 yen. On sale June 3 at Pia, E+, CN, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751


The Like
* Aug. 1

- Female indie-rock trio, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 4,000 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751

Summer Sonic '06
* Aug. 12, 13

- Featuring Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Deftones, The Charlatans, Muse, The Rapture, Metallica, Linkin Park, Daft Punk and more. Chiba Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe, 11 a.m.
- 2-day ticket 26,500 yen, 1-day ticket 14,500 yen. On sale May 13 at Pia, E+, CN, La, Summer Sonic Office (0180) 993-030.


Konono No. 1
* Aug. 27, Sept. 5

- Electric Afro street band from Congo, Aug. 27, Hibiya Open Air Stage, 3:45 p.m.; Sept. 5, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 2-day ticket 11,000 yen; Aug. 27 5,500 yen; Sept. 5 5,500 yen. Pia, Palnkton (03) 3498-2881


Madonna
* Sept. 20

- "Confessions" tour, Tokyo Dome, 7 p.m.
- 50,000 yen, 14,000 yen, 11,000 yen. Pre-Reservation June 9-15. On sale July 9 at Pia. Kyodo Tokyo (0180) 993-999

Hard-Fi
* Sept. 21

- British rock, Shibuya-Ax, 7 p.m.
- 5,800 yen. On sale June 10 at Pia, E+, CN, La, Smash (03) 3444-6751

Teatro Comunale di Bologna
* June 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15

- Opera, "La Fille du Regiment" (Donizetti), Orchard Hall, June 3, 3 p.m.; June 6 & 9, 7 p.m.
- 53,000 yen, 46,000 yen.
- "Il Trovatore" (Verdi), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, June 4 & 11, 3 p.m.; June 7 & 14, 7 p.m.
- 57,000 yen, 51,000 yen, 44,000 yen, 36,000 yen.
- "Andrea Chenier" (Giordano), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, June 10, 3 p.m.; June 13 & 15, 6:30 p.m.
- 57,000 yen, 51,000 yen, 44,000 yen, 36,000 yen.
- E+, Pia, CN, Fuji TV Concert Office (03) 5500-8267



"Wee Thomas"
* June 6-11

- Play by Martin McDonagh (original title "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"), directed by Keishi Nagatsuka. Sosuke Takaoka, Aya Okamoto, Keisuke Horibe, Yuichi Kimura and others.
- The Globe Tokyo, June 6-9, 7 p.m.; June 10, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; June 11, 2 p.m.
- 6,300 yen, 4,200 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Parco Theater (03) 3477-5858


"I Love Mozart"
* June 14

- The Dance Gathering Vol.10 (ballet, modern dance, flamenco, Chinese dance collaboration), Yotsuya Kumin Hall, 6:30 p.m.
- 3,500 yen. Shinjuku Artist Association (03) 3359-5040, Studio K (03) 3320-9834


The Metropolitan Opera
* June 14-23

- With Orchestra and Chorus.
- "La Traviata" (Verdi), Patrick Summers (cond), featuring Renee Flemming (sop), Ramon Vargas (ten) and others; NHK Hall, June 14 & 22, 6:30 p.m.; June 17, Noon
- 40,000 yen--64,000 yen.
- "Die Walkure" (Wagner), featuring Placido Domingo (ten), Deborah Polaski (sop) and others; June 15, Christoph Eschenbach (cond); June 21, Sir Andrew Davis (cond); June 18 sold out. NHK Hall, 5 p.m.
- 40,000 yen--64,000 yen.
- "Don Jovanni" (Mozart), Sir Andrew Davis (cond), featuring Anna Netrebko (sop), Erwin Schrott (ten) and others; Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, June 17, 7 p.m.; June 20 & 23, 6:30 p.m.
- 45,000 yen--60,000 yen.
- Pia, Japan Arts Pia Call Center (03) 5237-7711

"Die Fledermaus"
* June 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 28

- Operetta by J. Strauss, directed by Heinz Zednik, Johannes Wildner (cond), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgan Brendel as Eisenstein, Nancy Gustafson as Rosalinde, Paul Armin Edelmann as Falke, Elena Zhidkova as Orlofsky and others; New National Theater, June 14, 17, 26, 6;30 p.m.; June 17, 3 p.m.; June 23, 7 p.m.; June 28, 2 p.m.
- 21,000 yen, 18,900 yen, 15,750 yen, 13,650 yen, 10,500 yen, 7,350 yen, 6,300 yen, 3,150 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, NNT Box Office (03) 5352-9999


Bejart Ballet Lausanne
* June 15-18, 21-23

- Choreographed by Maurice Bejart
- June 15-18, "Ballet for Life" U-Port Kani Hoken Hall, June 15 & 16, 6 p.m.; June 17 & 18, 2 p.m.
- June 21-23, "L'Amour -- La Danse" U-Port Kani Hoken Hall, 6:30 p.m.
- 7,000-17,000 yen yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, NBS Ticket Center (03) 3791-8888

Noh and Kyogen Performances
* June 16

- Nogakudo, 1 p.m., "Nagamitsu" (k), "Aoi no Ue" (n)
- 4,800 yen, 3,100 yen, 2,600 yen. National Theater Ticket Center (0570) 07-9900

"Winterreise"
* June 16-18

- Modern dance, choreographed by Akira Kasai, music by Schubert; Session House, June 16, 8 p.m.; June 17, 4 p.m., 8 p.m.; June 18, 4 p.m.
- 3,500 yen. Session House (03) 3266-0461


Chamber Opera Prague
* June 19, 20

- Opera, condtucted by Leos Svalovsky, directed by Martin Otava
- June 19, " Die Zauberflote" Orchard Hall, 6:30 p.m.
- 6,000-21,000 yen yen.
- June 20, "Die Nozze di Figaro," Nakano Zero Hall, 6:30 p.m.
- 9,000-15,000 yen yen.
- Pia, E+, CN, La, Pro Arte Musicae (03) 3943-6677

"Wee Thomas"
* June 28-July 9

- Play by Martin McDonagh (original title "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"), directed by Keishi Nagatsuka. Sosuke Takaoka, Aya Okamoto, Keisuke Horibe, Yuichi Kimura and others.
- Parco Theater, June 28-30, July 3, 5-7, 7 p.m.; July 1, 8, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; July 2, 9, 2 p.m.; no performance on July 4.
- 7,500 yen. Pia, E+, CN, La, Parco Theater (03) 3477-5858

Educational Programme for High School Students Opera
* July 10-11

- Featuring "Cavalleria Rusticana" (Mascagni), Kazuyuki Okamoto (cond), Tokyo Philhaymonic Orchestra, New National Theatre Chorus, with Etsuko Kanoh (mezzo sop), Tomoko Obayashi (mezzo sop), Satoshi Mizuguchi(ten), Tatsuya Higuchi (ten) and others; New National Theatre, July 10-13, 1 p.m.; July 14 & 15, 2 p.m.
- 2,100 yen. Only for high school students. New National Theatre Box Office (03) 5352-9999; 4,200 yen for adults at the door, if tickets still remain.

Nederlands Dans Theater I
* June 28, 29

- Modern dance, choreographed by Jiri Kylian, Johan Inger, Lightfoot / Leon, Shinjuku Bunka Center, 7 p.m., "Toss of a Dice," etc.
- 12,000 yen, 10,000 yen, 8,000 yen, 6,000 yen. Pia, La, E+, Conversation (03) 5280-9996


Kabui-za June Kabuki Performances
* June 2 - 26

- Kabuki-za, Part 1 starting from 11 a.m., featuring "Kimigayo Shochikubai (Pine-Bamboo-Plum)," "Futatsu Chocho Kuruwa Nikki (The Sumo Match)," "Fujito" and "Arakawa No Sakichi"
- Part 2 starting from 4:30 p.m., featuring "Kurayami No Ushimatsu," "Migawari Zazen (The Zen Substitute)," and "Ninin Yugiri (The Two Yugiri)"
- With Nakamura Kanjaku, Matsumoto Koshiro, Ichikawa Somegoro, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kichiemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Onoe Kikugoro, Nakamura Fukusuke, and others.
- 17,000 yen, 15,000 yen, 11,000 yen, 4,200 yen, 2,500 yen. Ticket Phone Shochiku (03) 5565-6000

Mozart: "Haydn Set"
* May 29, June 5, June 22

- Six string quartets dedicated to Haydn; Izumi Hall, 7 p.m., May 29, Alban Berg Quartet, String Quartet No. 14 and No. 15; June 5, Artis Quartet of Vienna, String Quartet No. 16 and No. 17; June 22, Takacs Quartet, String Quartet No. 18 and No. 19
- For May 29, 7,000 yen, 6,000 yen; For June 5 & 22, 5,000 yen; 3-day ticket 15,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+, Izumi Hall Ticket Center (06) 6944-1188


Mozart: "Haydn Set"
* June 5, June 22

- String quartets dedicated to Haydn; Izumi Hall, 7 p.m., June 5, Artis Quartet of Vienna, String Quartet No. 16 and No. 17; June 22, Takacs Quartet, String Quartet No. 18 and No. 19
- 5,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+, Izumi Hall Ticket Center (06) 6944-1188


Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra
* June 22

- Conducted by Kim Hong Je, featuring Son Yeol Eum (pf), The Symphony Hall, 7 p.m., Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major Op. 26 (Prokofiev), Symphony No. 3 (Yun Isang), etc.
- 5,000 yen, 4,000 yen, 3,000 yen. Pia, La, ABC Ticket Center (06) 6453-6000, Kansai Phil. (06) 6577-1381

Xavier de Maistre
* June 30

- Harpist, The Phoenix Hall, 7 p.m., Clair du lune (Debussy), Carnaval de Venise Op. 184 (Godefroid), etc.
- 3,500 yen. Pia, La, The Phoenix Hall Ticket Center (06) 6363-7999

Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Opera Project VII
* July 23

- Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, Naomi Matsuda (sop), Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Choir, Kyoto Concert Hall, 3 p.m., Symphony Nr. 2 in C Minor "Auferstehung" (Mahler)
- 10,000 yen, 8,000 yen, 6,000 yen, 4,000 yen. Pia, E+, Erato Music Office, (075) 751-0617, Kyoto Concert Hall Ticket Counter (075) 711-3090

Jamie Cullum
* June 10

- Fresh-faced U.K. jazz pianist, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 5,800 yen. Pia, La (L-code: 56259), E+


Michael Nyman Band
* June 10

- British composer with his own band, Theater Brava!, 4 p.m.
- 8,000 yen, 7,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+


Coldplay
* July 15

- Brit-rock quartet, Intex Osaka, 6 p.m.
- 7,500 yen. Pia, La (L-code: 56892), CN, E+


"El Tango 2006"
* June 16, 17

- Osvaldo Montes (bandoneon), Anibal Arias (gt) and others, June 16, Kyoto Concert Hall, 7 p.m.; June 17, The Symphony Hall, 2 p.m.
- June 16, 5,000 yen; June 17, 4,000 yen, 3,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+, Kyoto Onkyo (075) 211-0261, ASC Play Guide (06) 6222-1145


Zoobombs
* June 17

- Japanese rock, with Yolz in the Sky and Midori, Fandango, 6:30 p.m.
- 2,300 yen. Pia, La, Fandango (06) 6308-1621


Dragonforce
* June 20

- Heavy metal, Club Quattro, 7 p.m.
- 6,300 yen. On sale May 20 at Pia, La, E+


The Harvard Krokodiloes
* June 21

- All-male a capella group from Harvard University, Kyoto Concert Hall, 7 p.m.
- 2,000 yen. Pia, Kyoto Concert Hall Ticket Counter (075) 711-3090

Eliane
* June 21, 22

- Jazz/bossa nova, Osaka Blue Note, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- 7,400 yen, 5,400 yen. Pia, Osaka Blue Note (06) 6342-7722

Manhattan Jazz Orchestra
* June 24

- Conducted by David Matthews, featuring Lew Soloff (tp), Jim Pugh (tb) and others, The Symphony Hall, 5 p.m.
- 7,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 1,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+, ABC Ticket Center (06) 6453-6000

The Black Eyed Peas
* July 11

- R&B, Osaka-jo Hall, 7 p.m.
- 8,400 yen, 7,350 yen. On sale May 27 at Pia, La, CN, E+


Japan Blues & Soul Carnival
* July 19

- Featuring Otis Clay, Eddy Clearwater and Van Hunt, Namba Hatch, 6 p.m.
- 7,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+

Silver Sun
* July 20

- British indie-pop, Shangri-La, 7 p.m.
- 4,000 yen. Pia, La

Udo Music Festival 2006
* July 22, 23

- Featuring Jeff beck, The Pretenders, Kiss, The Doobie Brothers and more. Izumiotsu Phoenix, Osaka, 11a.m.
- 2-day ticket 28,000 yen, 1-day ticket 15,000 yen. On sale May 13 at Udo Ticket Center (03) 3401-9999


Summer Sonic '06
* Aug. 12, 13

- Featuring Arctic Monkeys, Keane, The Charlatans, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy and more. WTC Open Air Stadium, Intex Osaka, Zepp Osaka, 11 a.m.
- 2-day ticket 24,500 yen, 1-day ticket 13,500 yen. On sale May 13 at Pia, E+, CN, La, Summer Sonic Office (0180) 993-030


Keali'i Reichel
* Aug. 20

- Hawaiian music, Osaka Castle Bandshell, 5:30 p.m.
- 6,500 yen, 6,000 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+

Graham Coxon
* Sept. 11

- Former Blur guitarist, Big Cat, 7 p.m.
- 7,000 yen. On sale June 10 at Pia, La, E+

Bando Tamasaburo x Kodo: "Amaterasu"
* June 9-25

- Kodo's 25th anniversary commemorative project featuring kabuki actor Bando Tamasaburo and taiko group Kodo; Minamiza, June 9, 16, 23, 6 p.m.; June 10-15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 1 p.m.; no performance on June 19.
- 14,000 yen, 13,000 yen, 7,000 yen, 5,000 yen. On sale May 15 at Pia, Ticket Phone Shochiku (0570) 000-489/(06) 6214-2200


Noh and kyogen performances
* June 10, 18

- Kyoto Kanze Kaikan, June 10, 1:30 p.m., "Togan Koji" (n), "Miwa" (n), "Fukitori" (k); June 18, 10:30 a.m., "Yoro" (n), "Hanjo" (n), "Yamanba" (n), "Hagi Daimyo" (k)
- For June 10, 8,000 yen, 6,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 3,000 yen; For June 18, 3,000 yen. Kyoto Kanze Kaikan (075) 771-6114

The Bass Gang
* June 14

- Italian contrabass quartet playing pop, classical, jazz and others with comic performance, Kyoto Concert Hall, 7 p.m.
- 5,500 yen. Pia, La (L-code: 57024), CN, E+


The Bass Gang
* June 14

- Italian contrabass quartet playing pop, classical, jazz and others with comic performance, Kyoto Concert Hall, 7 p.m.
- 5,500 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+


"The Andersen Project"
* July 15, 16

- Play written and directed by Robert Lepage, featuring Akira Shirai, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, July 15, 2 p.m.; July 16, 1 p.m.
- 4,500 yen, 3,500 yen. Pia, Performing Arts Center Ticket Office (0798) 68-0255

Teatro Comunale di Bologna
* June 17, 18

- Opera conducted by Carlo Rizzi, Biwako Hall, 3 p.m.
- June 17, Verdi's "Il Trovatore," featuring Roberto Alagna as Manrico, Daniela Dessi as Leonora, Ablerto Gazale as Conte di Luna and others
- June 18, Giordano's "Andrea Chenier," featuring Jose Cura as Andrea Chenier, Maria Guleghina as Maddalena di Coiguy, Carlo Guelfi as Gerard and others
- 57,000 yen, 51,000 yen. Pia, E+, Biwako Hall (077) 523-7136


"Dramatic Amadeus"
* July 21, 28

- Three-part production to mark the 250th year since Mozart's birth, performed by the National Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic. Comprised of a piano recital by 11-year-old soloist Jan Vojtek, Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Mozart and Salieri" Op. 47, and Mozart's Requiem K. 626; July 21, Kobe Bunka Hall, 6:30 p.m.; July 28, The Symphony Hall, 7 p.m.
- For July 21, 11,000 yen, 9,000 yen, 7,000 yen, 5,000 yen, 3,000 yen; For July 28, 12,000 yen, 9,000 yen, 6,000 yen, 3,000 yen. Pia, La, Kobe Bunka Hall Play Guide (078) 351-3349, ABC Ticket Center (The Symphony Hall) (06) 6453-6000

"Wee Thomas"
* June 24

- Play by Martin McDonagh (original title "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"), directed by Keishi Nagatsuka. Sosuke Takaoka, Aya Okamoto, Keisuke Horibe, Yuichi Kimura and others. Theater Drama City, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- 6,300 yen, 4,200 yen. Pia, La, CN, E+


Nederlands Dans Theater I
* June 25

- Modern dance, choreographed by Jiri Kylian, Johan Inger, Lightfoot and Leon, Biwako Hall, 4 p.m., "Toss of a Dice," etc.
- 9,000 yen, 7,000 yen, 5,000 yen. Pia, La, E+, Biwako Hall (077) 523-7136


"Into the Woods"
* July 1, 2

- Musical by Stephen Sondheim, directed by Amon Miyamoto; Hyogo Performing Arts Center, 2 p.m.
- 10,000 yen, 8,000 yen, 6,000 yen, 4,000 yen, 2,000 yen. Pia, Performing Arts Center Ticket Office (0798) 68-0255


"The Andersen Project"
* July 15, 16

- Play written and directed by Robert Lepage, featuring Akira Shirai, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, July 15, 2 p.m.; July 16, 1 p.m.
- 4,500 yen, 3,500 yen. Pia, Performing Arts Center Ticket Office (0798) 68-0255


Yukichi Hattori x Yasuyuki Shuto Partnership Project
* July 29, 30

- Contemporary dance/ballet directed, choreographed and performed by Yukichi Hattori from the Hamburg Ballet, featuring Yasuyuki Shuto, Helene Nouchet, Yohan Stegli, Galien Johnston, and Yuka Oishi, Theater Drama City, July 29, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; July 30, 1 p.m.
- 8,500 yen. Pia, CN, E+

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