Maestro stays: Tokyo wants more Paavo

Maestro stays: Tokyo wants more Paavo


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2016

One year into his contract, the NHK symphony orchestra have asked Paavo Järvi to extend it by three years, to 2021.

Paavo says: ‘I have enjoyed my first season with the NHK Symphony Orchestra immensely and am delighted to extend the contract knowing that I will have the opportunity to work with these fine musicians over an extended period of time. We have much to look forward to in the upcoming year including both our first European tour in Spring 2017 and our first CD release with a focus on the orchestra works of Richard Strauss. This season is especially important as the orchestra celebrates its 90th birthday and tonight we celebrate an additional birthday by having the honour to perform as a part of Suntory Hall’s 30th anniversary celebrations here in Tokyo.’