The Fête de la Musique is a musical fete, which was originally established in Paris in 1982 and has continued to expand across the world. Today, multiple events related to this international music festival take place worldwide, in 120 countries and 800 cities on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, an extraordinary concert featuring brass, called 100-Trumpet Ensemble, will be held in the Kiyomizu-dera Temple's compound in Kyoto, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the sister-city affiliation between Paris and Kyoto.
In the square beneath the temple's Sai-mon (West gate), 100 trumpet players will gather, playing a wide range of music such as opera masterpieces like Aida and Carmen, French chansons, Japanese nursery songs and ballet music. With varied and vibrant sounds, Kiyomizu would like to express its philanthropic spirits to the rest of the world.
The concert performed in the temple's grounds will be broadcast live on the Kiyomizu-dera Temple's official Facebook page as well as Facebook Live and shared with the viewers all over the world.
- Date and time: June 21 (Thu), 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
- Location: Sai-mon (West gate) (free of charge, standing capacity of 700 spectators *From 12:00 pm on the day, numbered reservation tickets will be distributed.)
*To reserve a seat for the brass concert, anniversary round-table talk, and commemorative concert at Jojuin, book in advance. (the deadline is April 30th)
To learn more about this event, visit the website of The Fête de la Musique au Japon