ANA HOLDINGS Announces International Cultural Exchange
Partnership with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
First concert series to be held in Vietnam
TOKYO, November 28, 2017 - ANA HOLDINGS (hereafter ANA HD) has today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, regarding its concerts outside of Japan. ANA HD will be proactively supporting the Orchestra's activities internationally.
Both the NHK Symphony Orchestra and ANA HD are strengthening their overseas presence; the NHK Symphony Orchestra is led by its internationally renowned Chief Conductor Paavo Järvi, and ANA HD is expanding its business through focusing on its network of international routes.
ANA HD has supported the NHK Symphony Orchestra's overseas concerts in the past. This new comprehensive partnership will draw upon each party's respective expertise to further promote international exchange through the universal language of music.
The first overseas concert organized under this new agreement is expected to be held in Vietnam in September 2018*1.
The NHK Symphony Orchestra is involved in activities across Asia, a region which has demonstrated exceptional growth in music. These activities include the exchange of musicians with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
ANA operates three flights per day from Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita) to Vietnam (Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City) as part of its increasingly comprehensive network of flights from Japan to 14 cities across Asia.
2018 marks the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam, and this September 2018 concert series aims to further promote international exchange between the two countries.
*1 Details of the NHK Symphony Orchestra's Concert to Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and Vietnam (tentative name):
Ho Chi Minh Concert: September 5, 2018 (Venue: Saigon Opera House)
Hanoi Concert: September 7, 2018 (Venue: Hanoi Opera House)
Organizers: NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Special Cooperation and Support: ANA HOLDINGS, etc.
Event Planning Support: KAJIMOTO
About ANA HOLDINGS INC.
ANAHD is an aviation group with global operations and a total of 64 consolidated subsidiaries and 16 equity method affiliates. It is divided into passengers and cargo services segments as well as airline related business such as Catering and IT Services. ANAHD was formed in April 2013 and is the parent company of ANA; full-service carrier, and Vanilla Air and Peach Aviation; LCCs. ANA HD promotes a multi-brand strategy to leverage the strength of ANA brand and stimulate demand in markets not completely covered by its full-service airline offering, while expanding market share for the Group as a whole, leading to enhanced value. ANA has 258 aircraft flying to 87 destinations and carrying about 52 million passengers per year. ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. ANA is a member of Star Alliance. Management vision of ANAHD is "It is our goal to be the world's leading airline group in customer satisfaction and value creation."
About NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
The history of the NHK Symphony Orchestra dates back to October 5th, 1926 when a professional orchestra called the New Symphony Orchestra was formed. After being briefly called the Japan Symphony Orchestra, it was renamed the NHK Symphony Orchestra when it began to receive full financial support from Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) in 1951. The orchestra continually invited many of the world's most renowned conductors of the time, including Karajan, Ansermet, Keilberth and Matačić, to name but a few, and worked with some of the world's most celebrated soloists to offer the public innumerable outstanding performances. In recent years, the orchestra has presented approximately 120 concerts nationwide annually, including 54 subscription concerts. It has also won world-wide acclaim for its overseas tours, including its first appearance in the Salzburg Festival in August 2013 and its European tour of 7 major cities including Berlin and Vienna in the spring of 2017.
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