2016 / The 2016 New Year’s Daiku (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony) Concert set for Jan. 10 at Aratani Theatre

Members of L.A. Daiku and Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein at piano. (Courtesy of L.A. Daiku)

Members of L.A. Daiku and Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein at piano. (Courtesy of L.A. Daiku)

Beethoven’s  9th Symphony Concert is dubbed “Daiku” by music enthusiasts in Japan. L.A. Daiku was formed in 2009 and annual New Year’s Daiku concert has been held since 2012.

The 2016 New Year’s Daiku Concert will be held on Sunday, January 10 at 4:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo. The program will include Beethoven 9th symphony and Fukushima Requiem. Joining from Japan, 100 singers will perform with a full orchestra.


Fukushima Requiem / Bernstein

Symphony No.9 / Beethoven


Soprano: Elissa Johnston

Mezzo-Soprano: Tracy Van Fleet

Tenor: Robert MacNeil

Baritone: Dean Elzinga

Conductor: Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein

Orchestra: L.A. Daiku Orchestra

Chorus: L.A. Daiku, Pasadena Master Chorale, Members of All Japan Daiku Singers, Local Singers

Ticket: $25

Information: LADaiku@aol.com

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Doors open at 3:30pm, Concert starts at 4:00pm

Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo

244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cultural News will offer five pairs of complimentary tickets for the 2016 New Year’s Daiku Concert. Please send your entry to editor@culturalnews.com by Thursday, Dec. 31 at 5:00 pm

The winner will be notified by an email from Cultural News editor on Jan. 1. Tickets will be available for pick-up at WILL CALL at Aratani Theatre on Jan. 10. Doors open at 3:30 pm.