Coming–of–Age Day Concert

Organizing the Coming–of–Age Day Concert Every Year

Mizuho holds a concert on Coming–of–Age Day every year. This started in 1990 to support young artists and expose young people to classical music as part of our efforts to nurture the next generation. Young artists are invited to perform, and young people who have turned 18 in the last year are invited to attend.

We held the 34th concert on Coming–of–Age Day, Monday, January 9, 2023 at Suntory Hall.


Program for the 34th concert

Part 1

Milstein: Paganiniana

  • Lina Nakano

Lina Nakano, the brilliant 18-year-old new adult who won the 90th Music Competition of Japan in 2021, made an appearance. The young violinist with excellent technique and expressivity delivered Paganiniana by Milstein with her utmost performance.

photo by K. Miura

Part 2

Highlights of Les Misérables based on the novel by Victor-Marie Hugo

The highlights of Les Misérables, based on the novel by Victor-Marie Hugo, featured an original arrangement and direction for the Coming-of-Age Day concert, with narration added to the music from the world-renowned musical and opera pieces.

  • Cast
    • Jean Valjean (narration): Kojiro Oka (actor)
    • Enjolras: Kento Kinouchi (actor)
    • Javert: Shunsuke Imai (baritone)
    • Marius: Yasuhiro Yamamoto (tenor)
    • Cosette: Rie Miyake (soprano)
    • Grantaire: Ren Yoshida (tenor)
    • Eponine: Rie Shimozono (mezzo-soprano)
    • Thenardier: Naoki Ikeda (bass-baritone)
    • Madame Thenardier: Ai Ishii (mezzo-soprano)
  • Director: Tetsu Taoshita
  • Conductor: Ryuichiro Sonoda
  • Orchestra: Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Chorus: Tokyo City Phil Chor

photo by K. Miura

photo by K. Miura

photo by K. Miura

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