Every year, Nova Hall sponsors an international music fesitval with top performers from around the world. Many such groups that come on tours to Japan include Nova Hall as one of the few stops they make in addition to Tokyo, and thus Tsukuba is blessed with far more concert opportunities than other cities of its size. The following is a brief list of the scheduled events (Ticket prices are listed from the lowest to the highest. There is also an inbetween price):
9/16 3 pm EMPIRE BRASS (a 5 man band), 3000-4000 yen
9/28 3 pm HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (playing Sibelius) 5000-7000 yen
10/4 7 pm LEW TABACKIN QUARTET 2500-3500 yen
10/9 7 pm GERHARD OPPITZ PIANO RECITAL (Bach and Beethoven) 2000-3000 yen
10/23 7 pm THE VIENNA STRING QUINTET (playing Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms) 2500-3500 yen
10/29 7 pm LONDON MOZART PLAYERS (a string orchestra) 4000-6000 yen
11/1 7 pm NEW VIVALDI ENSENBLE OF TOKYO 1500-2500 yen
11/14 7 pm PHIHARMONISHES KLAVIERQUARTETT BERLIN (string quartet) 2000-3000 yen
11/30 3 pm THE ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS & THE NOTEVERDI CHOIR 5000-9000 yen
1/15 6 pm WIENER OPERNBALL ORCHESTER 4000-6000 yen
At the new Capio Hall
10/18 7 pm Piano concert by Ryu Kako, 3500-4000 yen
11/17 7 pm Piano Trio, Yang Sook Lee, Craig Coleman and Shunsuke Fujimura (playing Mozart and Brahms) 3000 yen
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