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.  
Support:
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
 
Sponsorship:
Matsuda
The Chugoku Shimbun
Mitsubishi Corporation
Kodansha America
Continental Airlines
IACE Travel
DeoDeo
TVC-Net Inc.
 
Cooperation:
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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