“The Symposium on the Future of Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall and Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall”
A symposium was held before Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall on 29, July, 2007. The topic is Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall and Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall, which did not limit the frame to the classical music, and affected the outcome that is suitable for the project.
In the panel discussion of the first session, speeches and dialogues were held by people from various fields. In particular, Japan Rock’s mogul “Yuya Uchida” and Inoue’s dialogue could not be come true other than this symposium! They were standing pat that their conversation sometimes thrilled the audience, while the actual two were at their own paces. How pleasant it was! They met there for the first time having the common wish to bring life to the box=space called “Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall and Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hal” where people’s attention are not attracted nowadays. That is how the two men united. It was once in a lifetime experience.
(As a matter of fact, the person who invited Uchida to this symposium is Mr. Hamada -- the Japanese representative of Yoko Ono who is an executive committee of the project. By coincident Mr. Hamada and Inoue live in the same apartment house…)
Furthermore, Inoue’s piano teacher in his childhood “Ms. Mayako Muroi” visited the symposium, whose age is over 80, and she is still active as a pianist. She mentioned the fact with deep emotion that on the next day of her debut music concert at Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall in February, 1945, Ginza region was burned to the ground, and the hall was used as a morgue.
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