The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
Date: Apr 3(Sun), 2016
Hours: 8:00 PM
Venue: Boston Symphony Hall
Organizer: Japan Society of Boston, Inc.
Official Website: www.japansocietyboston.org/
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.
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