In 2011, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary as Japan’s first symphony orchestra. With more than 160 musicians, TPO performs both symphonies and operas regularly. TPO is proud to have appointed Maestro Dan Ettinger as Chief Conductor starting in April 2010. Maestro Ettinger has rich experience conducting the world’s major theaters, including the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and many more.
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra has established its world-class reputation through its subscription concert series, regular opera and ballet assignments at the New National Theatre, Tokyo, and a full, ever in-demand agenda around Japan and the world, including broadcasting with NHK Broadcasting Corporation, various educational programs, and tours abroad like the “Friendship Tour for the Future” in Korea and China with Maestro Myung-Whun Chung (2005).