Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has returned to its home at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall.

The orchestra was homeless for two years after the hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

On the afternoon of April 7, a capacity audience at Muza held their breath as the overwhelming sound of fanfare filled the 1,997-seat hall. The orchestra launched into a performance of Josef Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 under the baton of Dutch music director Hubert Soudant, who chose the 19th-century Austrian composer's unfinished swan song to celebrate the special day.