December 2008 Tsukuba Cultural Schedule
Shaney (the wondeful publisher of Tsukublog) and I spoke of offering a rough (emphasis on ROUGH) translation of ‘what’s on’ each month at Nova Hall and Capio. Hopefully, this will be the first installment of what will be a monthly feature. It is a ROUGH translation because, after several experiments, we found the best results by simply machine translating the Tsukuba Cultural Foundation Home Page! Unfortunately (and although I am a translator), no easy way to fix the translation after the computer is done with it. However, it is all understandable. Please go to the following links for further information …
I also apologize for the following descriptions being rather sketchy … the Japanese page provides few details. Please contact the theatres, at the numbers listed, for further details.
Highlights for December (not yet sold out … as appears to be already the Leningrad State Opera Orchestra on 12/22) include the following:
Beethoven’s Ninth on Monday 12/29, at Nova Hall … Y2000!
A FREE Christmas Jazz Concert on Sunday 12/14
Another FREE Christmas Concert (no details provided) on Tuesday 12/16
A Choir Concert (Y1000) on Friday 12/19
Three different classical and holiday concerts on Saturday 12/20
A FREE Christmas ballet performance on Sunday 12/21
A FREE Piano ensemble concert on Tuesday 12/23
A Doo-Wop concert by the Tsukuba U. Acapella Club on Saturday 12/27
Looking ahead to January, the big event seems to be a perfomance on Saturday 1/10 by members of the National Opera Theater of Leningrad (Y4000).
FINALLY, on a personal note … we bought a house this year out by Yukari no Mori, plan to be here the next 20 years (spent the last 18 years in Tokyo). I hope to get to know many folks.
Happy Holidays! J.Cohen