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La Folle Journee o japon "day of enthusiasm" music festival 2017

Date May 4, 2017 Thursday (holiday), 5th Friday (holiday), 6th Saturday
Place Tokyo International Forum (Marunouchi 3-5-1), Hibi Tanino sound (Hibiya Park University concert hall),
Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho area
Access JR "Yurakucho Station" International Forum Exit is immediate
JR "Tokyo Station" 6-minute walk (we contact Keiyo Line Tokyo Station in B1F basement concourse)
We contact in Yurakucho Line "Yurakucho Station" B1F basement concourse
Hibiya Line "Ginza Station" 5-minute walk / "Hibiya Station" 5-minute walk
Chiyoda Line "Nijubashimae Station" 6-minute walk / "Hibiya Station" 7-minute walk
Marunouchi Line "Ginza Station" 5-minute walk
Ginza Line "Ginza Station" 7-minute walk
Toei Mita Line "Hibiya Station" 5-minute walk
The number of the performances Approximately 350 performances (house pay performance 122 performance)
Sponsorship Tokyo International Forum
Reference The La Folle Journee o japon "day of enthusiasm" music festival secretariat
TEL 03-5221-9100 (weekdays from 10:00 to 17:00)

Event contents

La Folle Journee o japon 2017

Theme "festival of la dance dance music"

Music was always played from the earliest times in place where person danced. We were always born from the people with music, and dance that was genesis-like expression act affected the classical music most from extremely early time.

By this La Folle Journee, we follow dance for 600 years and close relations of music from the Renaissance to today. It will be that the whole venue is filled with dynamism and explosive energy that we are excited about of dance music.

Festival of Japanese classic dance music becoming largest in history in fun!

Artistic director
Rene Martin

◆◆◆ With La Folle Journee ◆◆◆

Classic music festival that La Folle Journee was born in port town Nantes in northwestern France in 1995. Naming of "La Folle Journee" (day of enthusiasm) is the same and shows the most exciting development in music festival that there is number of Europe. We set composer and genre to become theme every year. In 9 venues of convention center "protagonist de kongure", concert of approximately 45 minutes is developed concurrently from morning to evening. Seasonal young person and big name give a performance 300 to player in row, five days! We hold this. We choose favorite music and can indulge in music all day.

Besides, admission is surprising low price called 6 - 27EURO (700 yen - 3,000 yen). It depends on intention of Rene Martin (artistic director) to "want to reclaim new audience who has you enjoy first-class performance casually, and supports the tomorrow's classical music". Person of classic concert first experience occupies 60% of visitors, and many children participate, too.

Popularity of La Folle Journee developed in unique concept is holding in Tokyo International Forum to foreign territory from Bilbao, 2005 in Spain from Lisbon, 2002 in Portugal from extent, 2000. It is held in Ekaterinburg of Russia in Tosu, 2015 in Niigata, Lake Biwa, Warsaw, 2011 in Kanazawa and Rio de Janeiro, 2010 in Brazil in 2009 and puts all great success and causes a sensation in classical music music circles.

"Pastime that gives poetic charm to Golden Week of circles that anyone can enjoy"

Charm of La Folle Journee o japon five

  • Always new discovery! Music festival that is developed on different original theme every year
  • Appearance artist holds concerts more than 300 more than 2,000 people
  • 1 performance goes from one concert to another from morning to evening for approximately 45 minutes and is absorbed in music
  • We offer first-class performance at reasonable price from 1,500 yen
  • Program including area concert concerned is fulfilling, too! Downtown is surrounded in music


* kidokoro of LFJ2017

Besides, work detonated by contact from classic masterpiece which took in-style of LFJ, court dance and folk dancing in this year to develop panorama for 600 years with "dance music" and "rhythm" in cut end from the Renaissance to the present age by jazz and lock, world music in the after 20th century, jostling various programs full of dynamism to tango and the flamenco, sum drum and jazz. It is characteristic of this year that a lot of music that percussion instrument makes an outstanding performance and music of composer of Spain, Central and South America are played.

Please fully enjoy classic dance music festival biggest in history of Japan in Tokyo International Forum for Golden Week!





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