The first YSO concert was held on July 1st, 1933 at the Port Opening Memorial Hall. Since the construction of Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall in 1954, we have had 12 regular concerts per year. Since 1984, we have reduced this to eight regular concerts per year. In February 2023, we held our 721st concert. Our concerts are known as "Concerts for Young People" and are very popular among the citizens of Yokohama.
Every December at Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, we play Beethoven's 9th Symphony. In recent years, in addition to our 200 regular choir members, an additional 400 citizen choral singers have participated in this event. We have a large audience of more than 2000 people every year, making it the most attended Beethoven's 9th Symphony concert in the area. In addition to these regular concerts, we hold concerts in schools or other cities upon request. In 1977, we had an amity concert in Manila, which is Yokohama's sister city.