Ryuichi Sakamoto, who is fighting against cancer, will perform at the Tohoku Youth Orchestra in March | ORICON NEWS | Okinawa Times + Plus

Ryuichi Sakamoto (69), a musician who announced the recurrence of cancer in January last year and is undergoing medical treatment, will appear in the performance of the music director “Tohoku Youth Orchestra” in March, officially of the orchestra on the 15th. Announced on the site. The performance will be held from March 22nd to 24th in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and other Tohoku regions, and on the 26th at Suntory Hall in Tokyo.



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The “Tohoku Youth Orchestra” is made up of young players from elementary school students to university students who have experienced the Great East Japan Earthquake, and has performed regularly from 2016 to 2019, but since 2020 it has been a concert due to the corona disaster. To cancel. This will be the first performance in three years.

On the stage, Sakamoto’s new song “Now Time is Tilt” will be premiered, and Beethoven’s Ninth will be performed. Non, Miyagi, Fukushima at the Iwate performance, and Yoshinaga at the Tokyo performance will perform readings. The orchestra side has announced that “Ryuichi Sakamoto, the representative and director, may not be able to perform because he is still being treated for illness. Please note.”

Sakamoto has been suffering from oropharyngeal cancer since 2014, but he is in remission after treatment. However, in January last year, it was announced that it was newly being treated for rectal cancer.

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