Tomomi Nishimoto conducts Suite"Fate"~ 40th Anniversary of the film "Castle of Sand" ~ The long-awaited concert in Tokyo, again!

Billboard Japan creates a variety of musical possibilities,
By collaboration with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.

"Castle of Sand" is one of the best masterpieces of Japanese film history
This Fall, Theme music of the film, Suite "Fate" concert will be held.
The previous concert received a great response in the Osaka on June 22
and Tokyo on March 30 this year(sold out both performances).
Like this Spring concerts, it will be held in the same line-up,
the best conductor Tomomi Nishimoto, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,and pianist Keisuke Toyama.

Suite for Piano and Orchestra "Fate" (supervised by Yasushi Akutagawa,composed by Mitsuaki Kanno)
is known as not only the the masterpiece of film music but Japanese modern music history.

Concert of Suite "fate" is beyond the area of musical expression.
It also reveal, as the film, the tight bond between father and child,
and the severe fate of the reality to the Society where we live.
40 years after release of the film, "Castle of Sand" carved strongly
in memory to many film and music fans.
Beautifully sad melody of the Suite "Fate" will echo in your mind.


Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Hall
2 / 11 / 2014 Sun Open 14:30, start 15:00, curtain 17:00 (expected) (日本語) ※公演当日、CD組曲「宿命」の販売を行います。


Tomomi Nishimoto

Tomomi Nishimoto

Tomomi Nishimoto is the current Artistic Director/Principal Conductor
of the IlluminArt Philharmonic Orchestra.
She concurrently serves as the Music Partner with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,
Music Director and the Principal Conductor of the Royal Chamber Orchestra,
and the Visiting Professor at Osaka College of Music (Nishimoto’s Alma Mater) as of 2014.
She also serves as the very first honorary ambassador
of the city of Hirado in Nagasaki Prefecture
and as the Osaka International Cultural Ambassador for the city of Osaka.

After graduating from the Osaka College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Composition,
she went abroad to study Opera and Symphony Conducting
at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia.
She later becomes the first foreigner to serve as the Principal Guest Conductor
for both the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra)
and the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
While she continues to expand her European activities
through successful performances with ensembles that include:
British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz,
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera House, the Prague State Opera,
and the Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet.
Nishimoto is making her presence known in the United States as well.
She made her American debut by conducting the American Symphony Orchestra at the Carnegie Hall. From 2011 on, she is regularly invited to the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra in the United States.
Her activities in Asia include performances in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan,
along with major orchestras within Japan.

Nishimoto has also been invited to perform at numerous music festivals,
including Split Summer Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Prague Proms, and Vilnius Music Festival.

Recently, Nishimoto has also been experimenting with new genre of music
by taking in traditional aspects of Japanese cultures.
She has already performed a collaboration of opera and traditional Japanese theatre,
as well as the restoration performance of long lost Min'yō tunes.

Aside from music, Nishimoto is active as a member of the Young Global Leader
at the World Economic Forum held in Davos annually.
In 2012, she completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Education Program
in public leadership as a fully funded fellow.

In November 2013, Nishimoto lead the IlluminArt Philharmonic at the Vatican Music Festival.
Following on this success, she has plans to unfold her activities in Brazil and in Southeast Asia in 2014.

Nishimoto continues to garner worldwide reputations through her global tours and activities.

Official site


Keisuke Toyama(Piano)

Keisuke Toyama(Piano)

Born in Sapporo in 1984, Keisuke Toyama began learning piano at the age of five.  
Completed master's degree at Tokyo University of the Arts,
studied in  The University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.

Debut Album "CHOPIN:HEROIC" was released from Avex Classics in 2007,
and his debut recital in all over Japan was sold out.
He had recitals in 13 cities in Japan, at the same time he released second album "Impressions".
In 2010, he had All Chopin Program tours.
In 2013, his latest album "Pictures at an Exhibition"  was released.

Toyama plays with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic,
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Studied under Katsumi Ueda, Gabriel Tachhino, Matti Raekallio.

With unique tone and colorful sense, Performance of Toyama has attracted attention
from various quarters.
He is the most promising young pianist.

Official site

The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra's 54 year-history began in Tokyo in 1956.
Akeo WATANABE played an important role in founding the orchestra and
became its first principal conductor.Soon with the wide repertoire and its unique performing style,
JPO has become one of the leading orchestras in Japan.

JPO has started its brand-new era during its
2008-09 season, collaborating with the chief conductor from Russia, Maestro
Alexander LAZAREV, and the principal guest conductor from Finland,
young prominent maestro Pietari INKINEN.

JPO has held the mission“ We send out the culture through music”, which is
supported by three major pillars: “Orchestra Concerts” “Educational
Programs” and“ Regional Activities”. JPO has been very successful in its
education programs. The orchestra has held family concerts in every summer
since 1975, and has done many performances for school students, outreach
programs and various workshops. JPO also has focused on the activities with
local communities, having concerts and other programs all around in Japan,
and now heading to the other Asian countries, just had some good workshops
with local secondary school students in Hong Kong in March 2011. The
members of JPO has visited Tohoku region voluntarily to perform for the
people in the earthquake/tsunami striken area since the disaster occurred,
and this program“ Music for Tohoku” will be kept on going for a while.

Official site


Presented by

Billboard Japan

Produced by

Billboard Japan, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Assisted by

SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd. , Shochiku Music Publishing Co., Ltd.


Showa Women's University Hitomi Memorial Hall


2 / 11 / 2014 Sun Open 14:30, start 15:00, curtain 17:00 (expected)


Tomomi Nishimoto


Keisuke Toyama


Japan Philharmonic Orchestra


Mitsuaki Kanno :Suite for Piano and Orchestra "Fate"
Yasushi Akutagawa : TRIPTYQUE for String Orchestra
Rachmaninov :Prelude in C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2,
Preludes, Op. 23, No.4,Vocalise(arranged by Richardson)etc.



S 7800yen、A 6800yen、B 5800yen (tax included,all reserved seat)


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※ After the concert, sign sessions of Tomomi Nishimoto will hold for the CD Suite"Fate" purchaser.