The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta

  • 03 Apr 2016
  • 8:00 PM
  • Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA, 02115

Registration

  • 2 VIP tickets + invitations to pre-concert VIP reception + name listed BENEFACTOR in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial program book
  • 2 Orchestra tickets + name listed as SUPPORTER in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial program book.
  • Name listed as FRIEND in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial program book

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TOMODACHI Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Program

福島青年管弦楽団コンサート

-Music from Fukushima in Boston -

Sunday, April 3, 8:00PM | Boston Symphony Hall

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Over fifty young musicians who suffered all the problems and dangers of Fukushima following the natural disasters of March 11, 2011, will come to Boston and reveal how music has changed their lives. Their 2014 performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London was sold out. 

福島青年管弦楽団は、東日本大震災をきっかけに、若い音楽家たちが集まり結成されました。2014年のロンドンクイーンエリザベスホールをソールドアウトした公演に続き、音楽に生きる希望を見つけた一人一人が、ボストンシンフォニーホールでのデビューを果たします。

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BENEFACTOR $1,000 

 2 VIP tickets + invitations to pre-concert VIP reception + Name listed as Benefactor in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial  program book  (Tickets will be mailed to your billing address. * All donors will be mailed a copy of the Boston Symphony Hall Sinfonietta commemorative concert program book from April 3rd, 2016.

SUPPORTER $500

 2 Orchestra tickets + Name listed as Supporter in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial  program book (Tickets will be mailed to your billing address. )  * All donors will be mailed a copy of the Boston Symphony Hall Sinfonietta commemorative concert program book from April 3rd, 2016.

FRIEND $100 

Name listed as Friend in the Boston Symphony Orchestra memorial program book.  * All donors will be mailed a copy of the Boston Symphony Hall Sinfonietta commemorative concert program book from April 3rd, 2016.


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With the collaboration and support of the TOMODACHI Fund for Exchanges, U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, the Consulate General of Japan in Boston, and Keys of Change.

   

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, an orchestra of students from ten Fukushima high-schools and middle-schools, has been invited to Boston for a week of music workshops and exchange programs with American youth orchestras, culminating in a major concert at Boston’s renowned Symphony Hall on April 3, 2016.

  Established by Fukushima students in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disasters of March 2011, this courageous ensemble of young musicians has been a vehicle of resilience and recovery for the people of Fukushima, and has inspired hope and optimism throughout Japan and the world. 

The Boston visit by the FYS is presented by the Japan Society of Boston, with the cooperation of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Consulate General of Japan in Boston, will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the disasters of 2011. 

 This is a program of the U.S.-Japan “Tomodachi Initiative,” supported by the U.S.-Japan Council and the American Embassy in Tokyo.  The project is also supported by Keys of Change, the British non-profit organization that assisted in creating the FYS in 2011 and that has been mentoring it in the years since.

福島市の中高生で結成されたオーケストラ、福島青年管弦楽団が、この春ボストンを訪れ、世界的に有名なボストンシンフォニーホールにて演奏します。楽団は東日本大震災をきっかけに、被災地の子供たちの心の復興を目指し結成され、福島だけでなく世界中の人々に勇気と希望を与えてきました。ボストン滞在中は、現地の高校生や青年楽団とも交流する予定です。

今回の訪問は、皇后さまも鑑賞された、昨年8月の東京オペラシティでの演奏会の大成功を受け、ボストン日本協会が企画し、準備を進めてきました。また、ボストン交響楽団、在ボストン日本国総領事館、公益財団法人米日カウンシル、在日米国大使館、TOMODACHI交流基金に加え、トヨタ自動車、三菱商事、日立製作所の多大な支援の他、多くの個人の皆様の支援により実現します。

For more information please read the messages by : 

Peter Grilli, Senior Advisor of the Japan Society of Boston

Panos Karan, Founder of Keys of Change


Overview

Who: The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta: more than fifty students from ten high schools in Fukushima, Japan

Who else: Musicians from Boston-area orchestras and schools.  Soloists include  Panos Karan (piano), Zach Tarpagos (flute), and Tetsuji Honna (conductor)

Repertoire: Barber: Adagio for Strings; Mozart: Flute Concerto in D major K314; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18; and other works.

What is significant about this project: This is a two-week project, with rehearsals and international music workshops in Fukushima and Boston, culminating in a concert in Boston’s Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most renowned music venues.  It is a very special opportunity for a group of young Japanese people who have suffered all the problems and dangers of Fukushima since the disasters of 2011 to show how music has been their lifeline, helping them to survive catastrophe, to recover through courage and determination, and ultimately to thrive. The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta was established essentially by the students themselves, determined to overcome the challenges of their post-tsunami lives through the strength of music and communal activity.  Their leadership skills have already been demonstrated in impressive ways.  Using the unique transformative power of music, they have taken command of their lives and have led their communities in international initiatives that will no doubt bring ongoing benefit both to themselves and to their communities for many years to come.

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta has been a model of resilience, strengthening the communal resolve of their city, and inspiring other disaster victims throughout Japan and the world.  The experience of these young Japanese musicians will touch the hearts of American young people and wider audiences everywhere, and will demonstrate the power of music to heal and empower people in need.   

About the TOMODACHI Initiative" :

The TOMODACHI Initiative is a public-private partnership between the U.S.Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Born out of support for Japan’s recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, TOMODACHI invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational and cultural exchanges as well as leadership programs.


We seek to foster a “TOMODACHI Generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are committed to and engaged in strengthening U.S.-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world.

For more information please visit: 

www.tomodachi.org


About the TOMODACHI Fund for Exchanges:

This program is partially funded by TOMODACHI’s Fund for Exchanges through generous contributions from Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, and Hitachi, Ltd.

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