KITAKYUSHU 〓 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra started japan tour on Thursday night


The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra started japan tour on Thursday night in Kitakyushu. It was the first tour to foreign country from Austria in over six months due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

This tour with Russian conductor Valery Gergiev. The orchestra will perform for four concerts. It will be held in Kitakyushu, Osaka, Kawasaki and Tokyo during its stay through November 14.

At the request of Austrian Chancellor Kurz, the Japanese government granted a special entry permit to them and did not require them to undergo a 14days quarantine.In the venue, listeners were asked to refrain from expressing vocal appreciation, such as shouting “Bravo,” to prevent spreading the virus.

The other hand, members of the orchestra took coronavirus tests upon arrival, and are required to get tested at least once every four days. They will travel across Japan on chartered buses and in exclusively reserved trains.

Photo:Kitakyusyu International Music Festival

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