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Cultural performances by New Zealanders in Japan

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra to visit Japan 

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has been invited by the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras to perform in Tokyo and Sendai for Asia Orchestra Week 2011 (AOW) in early October.

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performs a full season of symphonic work and supports other performances including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Southern Opera, Choral, National and International Music competitions. The orchestra has also performed and been the orchestra of choice for international artists such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Julian Lloyd Webber and Nigel Kennedy.
AOW have in the past invited orchestras from Asia and Australasia to represent their musical heritage. There will also be performances by Daegu Symphony Orchestra from Korea and Sendai Symphony Orchestra. This year, collaboration between New Zealand and Japan highlights ongoing recovery efforts in both countries that suffered struck earthquakes in 2011.

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall Takemitsu Memorial, Tokyo
Sendai City Youth Cultural Center, Concert Hall (Sendai City)

Daegu Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2:00 pm

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Monday October 3, 2011, at 7:00 pm

Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday October 4, 2011, at 7:00 pm

Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra & Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday October 5, 2011, at 7:00 pm

Sponsored by: The National Arts Festival, Agency for Cultural Affairs

Organized by & for further inquiries: The Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras

For each concert:
S: JY3, 000 Pair: JY5,000 (Sx2) A: JY 2,000 B: JY 1,000
(Reserved seats, tax included)
For 3 concerts in Tokyo: S: JY 7,000 A: JY 5,000
(May only be purchased through the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras only)

Advanced Tickets: to be sold at below.
Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras - 03-5610-7275
Tokyo Opera City Ticket Center - 03-5353-9999
Ticket Pia - 0570-02-9999
Lawson Ticket 0570-000-407
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Center 03-5685-0650

For further details go to:


New Zealand Band Decortica's "Love Hotel" Tour

Decoritica in Shibuya

New Zealand three piece alternative rock band, Decortica is touring Japan in October.  Decortica will tour Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto to perform songs from their album Love Hotel. For more information go to or email

Decortica's Shibuya performance information

Decortica "Love Hotel Japan Tour".
Oct 10 at O-Nest in Shibuya.
Open at 7. First band on at 7:30.
Pre-sale price ¥2000

The Bands:
Decortica - From NZ signed on EMI NZ.
Red Bacteria Vacuum - Fresh from touring with A Perfect Circle in the States.
Sunset Drive - NZ/Japan
Primal Concrete Sledge

The DJs:

DJ Timutaku (Alternative Current)
goldifoxx (redioactive)

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