World Children’s Music Festival 2021 in Tokyo

Let’s play, sing and strive

The World Children’s Music Festival was initially planned to be held in April 2020 to bring together children from eight countries worldwide and across Japan. However, due to the spread of COVID-19, the festival was postponed to March 2021.


Unfortunately, the pandemic has limited the possibilities for everyone to be present on stage together, but we have not given up on adhering to our festival’s vision. We will share messages and performance videos from friends at home and abroad, and the concert will be live-streamed online, accessible from anywhere around the world.


We will be replacing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with his Fifth, which is a memorable piece for the children of Soma who had performed it in Berlin five years ago. The Soma Children’s Orchestra will perform this monumental piece alongside musicians who have gathered to support the festival’s mission. The chorus will perform “Ametsuchi no Uta” (lyrics by Nozomu Hayashi/ composed by Maki Ueda), a beautiful song that celebrates nature in Japan.


As people across the world struggle to overcome the pandemic, we wish to share joy and hope through this festival and deliver El Sistema’s universal mission: to play, sing, and strive.


March 29th (Mon)

Starts 18:00 (Opens 17:00) /Ends approx. 20:00



Messages and performances by children from Japan and abroad

Otsuchi Children's Orchestra, Komagane Children's Orchestra

Ação Social pela Música(Brasil)、Big Noise from Sistema Scotland(Scotland/United Kingdom)、Orchestra of Dream (South Korea)、Sistema Aotearoa(New Zealand)、TUTTI Passeurs d’Arts (France)、Youth Orchestra LA (USA)

Maki Ueda:Amechi no Uta (Song of Nature)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67 



World Children’s Music Festival Orchestra

Fujio Furuhashi ( Choir master)

Harumi Noma (Piano)

Video message and performance


Sistema Aotearoa

(New Zealand)

Big Noise from Sistema Scotland


Orchestra of Dream

(South Korea)


Tickets and distribution tickets will be on sale on Monday, March 1, 2021Venue Ticket: S: ¥3,000, A: ¥2,000, High school students and younger, and those with a disability certificate: ¥1,000 (all seats reserved)

Online delivery ticket ¥1,500

Ticket Handling

El Sistema Japan

Other tickets will be announced on the World Children's Music Festival website as soon as they are decided.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

〇 Please cooperate in providing emergency contact information (name, address, telephone number, body temperature, seat number)
Please understand that the information you provide will be strictly controlled and disclosed to public institutions such as health centers if necessary in the event of an infection.If there is no infection, we will discard it after a certain period of time.
Those who have a fever above

〇37.5 degrees are not allowed to enter.
〇 Please refrain from attending the event for those who correspond to the following items.
·Those who have cold symptoms such as cough or headache.
·Those who have strong contact with people positive for new coronavirus infection.
Please wear a mask on the day of the performance and do not take it off during the performance.
〇 Please cooperate in securing intervals when lining up and moving in the venue.
〇 We recommend the installation of the new coronavirus contact confirmation app (COCOA).
〇 Please refrain from talking to people like bravo.
Please refrain from meeting the performers in the lobby before and after the  performance.


Friends of El Sistema Japan


Arts Council Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts and Culture Foundation

Tokyo Club

Nominal Support (planned)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

American Embassy

British Council

Embassy of Brazil in Japan

Embassy of France in Japan/ French Institution in Japan

Embassy of Korea in Japan/ Korean Cultural Center


Kikkoman Corporation


Tokyo Arts Theater

Water Dragon Foundation