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Tanasonic’s lucky number

Tanabata is the Japanese star festival happening every year on July 7. For some reason Yoko Kanno chose this date for her biggest live ever to celebrate her composer carrier 15th anniversary in the anime industry. She played with the number 7 a lot; the date, the ticket price, the start hour… So now it’s my turn to play as well, writing this article exactly 7 years after it happened!

Tanasonic, aka the Super Dimensional Tanabata Sonic (超時空七夕ソニック), happened on July 7, 2009, in Saitama, 1 hour north of Tokyo. It took place in Saitama Super Arena and was a mindblowing 3 hours long concert hosted by Yoko Kanno, along with the Seatbelts, Maaya Sakamoto, Origa, Yamane Mai, Steve Conte, Scott Matthew, May’n, Megumi Nakajima, the choir Gey’s Ax and the full Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Did you get why “Super Dimensional” now? Continue reading Tanasonic’s lucky number

What happened in 2015

Did you miss anything last year? Here's a comprehensive recap!

And also, best music wishes for 2016!

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Maaya Sakamoto 20th Anniversary Follow Me Live

Yoko Kanno was a special guest at Maaya Sakamoto’s 20th anniversary live at Saitama on 2015, April 25.

She performed a piano solo medley, Yakusoku wa Iranai, Platinum, Hikari Are, Sono Mama De Iinda and Pocket o Kara ni Shite.

Yoko Kanno playing Pocket o Kara ni Shite
Yoko Kanno playing Pocket o Kara ni Shite

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Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra New Year Concert 2015

Yoko Kanno will perform as a guest at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in 2015, January 7, for the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra New Year concert.

This piece of news is from August but was somehow unnoticed.

The Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra recorded the Gochisan drama soundtrack Yoko Kanno wrote.

The Gochisōsan music also Hana wa Saku will be performed.

Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra
New Year Concert 2015

Performers:
Barbara Payha(Soprano)
Iwao Onuki(Tenor)
Yoko Kanno(Piano)
Uwe Theimer (Conductor)
Vienna Volksoper Ballet
Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra

Date: 2015-01-07 (Wed), opens at 18:20, starts at 19:00
Place: Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Ticket sale start day:2014-09-10 (Wed)
Prices (taxes incl.):
S pair seats*: ¥ 14,000, S seats: ¥ 8,000, A seats: ¥ 6,000, B seats: ¥ 4,000
*S pair tickets can only be purchased on the camerata website

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Maaya Sakamoto 20th anniversary concert

Today’s a big day, cause Maaya Sakamoto announced she will be performing with Yoko Kanno next year for her 20th anniversary project.

This commemoration live is entitled FOLLOW ME and will take place at Saitama Super Arena, one hour away from Tokyo. For the record, it’s exactly where Yoko Kanno performed the Tanasonic concert 5 years ago!
Yoko Kanno is listed as a guest along with the band apart.

Maaya Sakamoto 20th anniversary live FOLLOW ME
Guests: Yoko Kanno, the band apart
Date: 2015-04-25, opens at 2pm and starts at 4pm
Location: Saitama Super Arena
Price: pre-sale ¥ 8,640, public sale ¥ 9,180 (LED wrist band incl.)
Ticket sale start day: 2015-03-14

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