4.3.2024 Update

“Funeral Freelen” orchestra concert will be held for the first time!

The “Funeral Freelen” Orchestra Concert will be held for the first time on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, delivering live music from the anime “Funeral Freelen”!

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We have decided to hold the first ``Funeral Freelen'' Orchestra Concert, which will deliver live music by a magnificent orchestra that more vividly colors the journey depicted in the anime ``Funeral Freelen''. It will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024 at Pacifico Yokohama National Hall (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture).
As special guests, Evan Call, who composed the music for the anime ``Foureren'', and artist milet, who will sing the ending theme ``Anytime Anywhere'', will appear. The performance will be conducted by Masataka Tajiri and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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The original work is a manga by Kaneto Yamada (author) and Kasa Abetsu (illustrator) that is being serialized in "Weekly Shonen Sunday" (Shogakukan), and TV anime broadcasting will begin in September 2023, and the second season is currently being aired. . The musical accompaniment that colors the story attracted attention from an early stage, attracting not only anime fans but a wide range of people, and receiving high support. A rare concert will be held for the first time this summer where you can enjoy many of these songs with a full orchestra by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, with footage from the anime in the background. In addition, singer-songwriter milet will also be on stage, performing live with an orchestra the ending theme song "Anytime Anywhere" and the special ending theme/insert song "bliss" from the anime "Souou no Freeren." This is a one-of-a-kind concert where you can fully enjoy the magnificent worldview of "Funeral Freelen".
Prior to this concert, on April 17th (Wednesday), the original soundtrack of the TV anime “Funeral no Freeren”, a gorgeous 2-disc set containing 70 musical accompaniments, will be released. Only the first production will include an application ticket for advance ticket lottery sales for this concert. In addition, when applying for tickets, you can also apply for a two-shot photo shoot with Evan Call after the concert, as well as a ``backstage invitation'' where the photo you took will be autographed and presented. From those who purchased tickets, 5 people will be selected by lottery to be invited backstage.

<Event overview>

◆Event name: “Funeral Freelen” Orchestra Concert
◆Official website: https://frieren-concert.jp/
◆Venue: Pacifico Yokohama National Hall
Address: 1-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
HP: https://www.pacifico.co.jp/
◆Date and time: Wednesday, August 21, 2024 19:00 start (doors open at 18:30)
Scheduled performance time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
◆Appearance
<Special Guest> Evan Call (composer of the soundtrack for the anime “Funeral Freelen”)
milet (Ending theme artist for the anime “Foureren no Freeren”)
<Conductor> Masataka Tajiri
<Performance> Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
◆Ticket price: 9,600 yen (tax included, all seats reserved)
◆Ticket sales: [Advance lottery sales]
Application period: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday) to April 30, 2024 (Tuesday) 23:59
Application method: Only those who have purchased the TV anime "Funeral Freeren" Original Soundtrack (released on Wednesday, April 17th) can apply. Please apply from the enclosed bonus "Ticket advance lottery sales application ticket". You can also apply for a “backstage invitation” from the ticket application screen.
<Backstage invitation details>
・Take a two-shot photo with Evan Call
・Gift your photo with an autograph
*You can apply for up to 2 tickets per application ticket.
*Backstage invitations will be limited to 5 groups selected by lottery from among those who have purchased tickets, and will be invited backstage after the performance on the day. A maximum of 2 people (the winner and their companion) may be invited.
*Ticket advance lottery sales application tickets will only be included for the first production.
[General release date]
To be announced later
◆Sponsor: Kyodo Tokyo
◆Planning and production: Toho Music Co., Ltd.
◆Inquiries: Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799 (Weekdays 11:00-18:00/Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 10:00-18:00)
*Preschoolers are not allowed to enter. *No one can watch on their knees. *One ticket is required per person.
*Performers may change due to unavoidable circumstances. There will be no refunds due to changes in performers.

<Performers>

<Special guest>

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Evan Call (composer of the soundtrack for the anime “Funeral Freelen”)
Studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music and began composing music in Japan in 2012. Focusing on video and music, he is active in a wide range of areas, including providing music for vocal songs, writing lyrics, and singing. His main works include the anime ``Violet Evergarden'', the NHK taiga drama ``Kamakura-dono no 13'', and the anime ``My Happy Marriage''.
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milet (Ending theme artist for the anime “Fururen no Freeren”)
Major debut on March 6, 2019. Their debut song "inside you" produced by Toru (ONE OK ROCK) ranked first on 11 popular music distribution sites. On June 3, 2020, they released their 1st full album "eyes", which debuted at number 1 on both the Oricon Weekly CD Album Ranking and the Oricon Weekly Digital Album Ranking. They are also extremely popular overseas, starting with their first overseas music festival appearance in Hong Kong in 2023, and appearing in four overseas festivals in the same year. Tickets for the group's first overseas solo performance, to be held in Taipei at the end of November, sold out in two seconds. At the end of 2023, he will participate in the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen for the fourth consecutive year. It has been decided that the first arena performance will be held for 4 days in March 2024.
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<Conductor> Masataka Tajiri
Born in 1984 in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
Graduated from Tokyo College of Music High School Piano Department
Graduated from the Department of Conducting, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
In 2006, he participated in the "Nodame Cantabile Cup" music competition at the Tokyo International Forum and won the grand prize. He also received the Special Jury Award as a conductor.
In 2014, he participated as a scholarship student in Kurt Masur's master class held in Leipzig. Conducted Mendelssohn's symphony at the graduation concert.
In recent years, he has conducted such works as ``Sister Act'', ``The Man Who Laughs'', ``Marie Antoinette'', ``Jekyll & Hyde'', and ``Death Note: The Musical''. He is also expanding his activities into musicals.
He has conducted the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Mixed Chorus, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, etc.
Recipient of the 2007 Ataka Prize at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Studied conducting under Kenichiro Kobayashi and Kazuki Yamada.
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<Performance> Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1911. It has the oldest history as an orchestra in Japan, and has approximately 160 members and functions as both a symphony orchestra and a theater orchestra. Honorary Music Director Myung-Whun Chung, Chief Conductor Andrea Battistoni, and Special Guest Conductor Mikhail Pletnev. In addition to independent performances, he has developed a high level of performance through opera and ballet performances at the New National Theater and other venues, and broadcast performances on NHK and other channels. In addition, they actively perform overseas and are attracting a lot of attention both domestically and internationally. Since 1989, we have had a franchise agreement with Bunkamura Orchard Hall. We have business alliances with Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Karuizawa Town, Nagano Prefecture, and Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, and are conducting educational and creative cultural exchanges with each region.
Official website https://www.tpo.or.jp/

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