A few dedicated amateur musicians in Tokyo met in 1995 and decided to make music together, to pursue eternal beauty and excitement. They named the group as Safari Orchestra.
"Safari" is originally a Swahili word meaning "explore unknown land". It is a key word for us that symbolize our activities.
Our eternal goal is to create music that is virtually alive and vibrates deep inside the mind and soul of the audience wherever and whenever played. We strive to offer such incredible moments, when musicians and the audience feel the connection. That makes us unique in our direction, compared with other orchestras.
The Safari's Way
- Meet and share the music with domestic and global locals.
- Each and every member of the orchestra is a concert master.
- Never be satisfied with the ordinary. Find or create something surprising.
In pursuit of our aspirations, we keep the orchestra small in size. We play both orchestral works and chamber music. We have performed world premieres of new compositions. We have travelled abroad to play not only in small cities in Japan but also abroad, in New York and Munich.
As most of our members are amateurs and busy with their work, we have several unique activities for the members, so that they can effectively enhance their performance skills by taking part in them. All the quality development activities are provided by Conductor Hitoshi Maezawa, former violinist of the first violin section of NHK Symphony Orchestra for 38 years. Mr. Maezawa has devoted his energies to the orchestra with passion. It is undoubtedly one of our strengths to be able to receive practical advice from Mr. Maezawa from the very first rehearsals for both orchestral and chamber music.
Saturday, February 18
Yamate Art Festival Evening Concert
Safari Chamber Orchestra Classical Night in Yokohama
British House, Yokohama
Thursday, May 4
Sunday, October 15
Safari The 24th Concert
Brahms / Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Wagner / Siegfried Idyll
Schumann / Symphony No. 4
Saturday, October 28
Safari Chamber Orchestra in Niigata