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International Peace Concert at Carnegie Hall

Our first Peace Concert launch to promote world peace in support with 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

On May 16, 2010 in New York City, home of the United Nations, artists from six countries performed on stage to achieve one common goal: World peace through earnest voices, embodied in words and the universal language of music and poetry.

Participating performing artists:  
  • Japanese harpsicordist Yasuko Mitsui, who has been advocating world peace and friendship through her music over the last 10 years;
  • Russian pianist and UNESCO Peace Artist Sergei Markarov;
  • American baritone Philip Zawisza who has been performing at many leading opera houses in the world;
  • English actor Christopher Ravenscroft of the Royal Shakespeare Company, recited a poem for unity;
  • French composer Hacène Larbi, created a new piece especially for the concert;
  • The St. Aidan Girl's Choir from Long Island, New York
  • Yunhong Zhao, a leading soprano from China, performed on stage to show her support for the cause.
  • Members of Paris Chamber Orchestra: Hacène Larbi - conductor, Mari Kobayashi - Mezzo Soprano, Mihi Kim - Flute, Margaret Varret - Harp, Alexis Girard - Cello, Frédéric Lagarde - Piano, Christophe Bredeloup - Percussion, Gilbert Nouno - Live Electronic Design
  • Piano Accompanist: Paul Shaw
Our appreciation goes to these artists from six countries for fully donating their performances.  
Consulate General of Japan in New York
The Japanese Permanent Mission to The United Nations
City of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Cultural Promotion Foundation
Hiroshima Peace Cultural Foundation
The Chugoku Shimbun
Mitsubishi Corporation
Kodansha America
Continental Airlines
IACE Travel
TVC-Net Inc.
Seikei Alumni Association Hiroshima Chapter
Hiroshima Japan America Society
Hiroshima Japan France Society
Hiroshima Japan-British Society
Hiroshima Japan-China Friendship Association
Aki Cosmos Zonta Club
among others.
Concert proceeds benefited HICARE*, the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed.*Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed: HICARE’s international cooperation activities include the training of medical and other technical personnel involved in the health care of the radiation-exposed worldwide, the dispatch of medical and other specialists in Hiroshima to the radiation-exposed countries/regions, and dissemination of knowledge about the medical care of the radiation victims in Hiroshima, in the form of publications in English and Japanese.
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