A total of 40 cameras! – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
by Jonathan Nott and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.(JST) on Niconico Live Streaming!

Dwango (President: Takeshi Natsuno) and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Chairman: Tetsuya Okazaki) announce to celebrate year-end of 2022 with presenting Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony”, live from Suntory Hall from 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 on the Niconico Channel with fre. The concert will be filmed by a total of 40 cameras, the largest record of the orchestra history.

The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Niconico started their collaboration in March 2020 with the first-ever live broadcast of “Concert without Audience”watched by more than 200,000 viewers, attracting attention as a new way to appreciate orchestras and in June 2020, the first professional orchestra to launch a Niconico Channel “Niconico Tokyo Symphony Orchestra”, has been live-broadcast on-line 10 times per season.

40 cameras, the largest number in the orchestra’s history, will be set up on the stage to broadcast live from various angles, such as right next to the violins and right in front of the trumpets. The program will feature Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony,” which is one of the most popular year-end tradition in Japan.

Each camera will have its own program page. On-line viewers will be able to switch to their favorite camera angle and enjoy the orchestra as if the players were performing right in front of them.

The concert will be led by Jonathan Nott, Music Director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, with a total of 183 performers; 67 orchestra musicians, 4 soloist; Ayaka Oki (soprano), Yuki Akimoto (mezzo-soprano), Yusuke Kobori (tenor), Takashi Yonashiro (baritone) and 112 member of the Tokyo Symphony Chorus.

【Program Details】

Program: Beethoven’s “Ninth” performance with a total of 40 cameras 

Date&Venue: Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 18:30 at Suntory Hall

Streaming Link: https://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv338981345 (in Japanese only)

Special Site  https://site.nicovideo.jp/tokyosymphonyno9 (in Japanese only)

This project is supported by the “ARTS for the future! 2 under the Agency for Cultural Affairs.