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NHK Symphony Orchestra

Registration date: 2006-04-26
Country: Japan Japan
City: Tokyo
Telephone: 0081-(0)3-3465-1780
Fax: 0081-(0)3-3465-1857
Contact language(s): japanese, english

The NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan began as the New Symphony Orchestra on October 5, 1926 and was the country's first professional orchestra. Later, it changed its name to Japan Symphony Orchestra and in 1951, after receiving financial support from NHK - Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or Japan Broadcasting Corporation - it changed its name to the current NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Vladimir Ashkenazy is the orchestra's music director and Charles Dutoit is music director emeritus. Wolfgang Sawallisch serves as honorary conductor laurate.
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