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Japan Relief Concert

Chelsea Art Musuem in New York

Harmony For Peace Foundation

In conjunction with the Harmony For Peace Foundation's First International Peace Art Exhibition, a series of benefit events for Japan Relief were held at Chelsea Art Musuem in New York from June 3rd to 5th.  A group of artist friends of Harmony for Peace presented wonderful programs of beautiful music. Thank you to all participating artists for sharing your talent with us, our foundation's followers, and new friends. 


Jamaican classical pianist Paul Shaw, hailed by The New York Times as “both a virtuoso with herculean technical command and a sensitive introspective artist,” performed at the opening ceremony on Friday. On Saturday, we presented a concert featuring Daniel Maimone (tenor), Asako Tamura (soprano) and Drago Bubalo (piano). On Sunday, June 5th, Pianist Gideon Broshy performed classical music selections, and Wataru Niimori (jazz piano) and Akiko Sasaki (koto, a Japanese traditional stringed instrument) collaborated on a jazz set.


(View our music slideshow ).

Our Performers


June 3rd Evening, 7 – 7:30pm

F. CHOPIN                “Ballade Opus 47 in A-flat Major”

O. RUSSELL               “Three Jamaican Dances”

C. DEBUSSY              “La Cathédrale engloutie” (The engulfedcathedral)

C. DEBUSSY               “L'isle joyeuse” (Isle of Joy)

Paul Shaw, Piano


June 4th Afternoon, 2 – 4pm

P. TOSTI        “Ideale”

G. ROSSINI  “La Promessa”P. TOSTI  “L'alba separa”, “A Marechiare” (Neapolitan Folksong)

Daniel Maimone, Tenor

Drago Bubalo, Accompanist


P. MASCAGNI          “Ave Maria”

“HAMABE-NO-UTA” (The Song of the Sea Shore – Japanese Classic Folksong)

G. PUCCINI               “O mio babbino caro” from "Gianni Schicchi"

C. GOUNOD              "Jewel song” from "Faust"

 Asako Tamura, Soprano

Paul Shaw, Accompanist


June 5th Afternoon, 1-3pm

S. ZYMAN                 “Two Motions in One Movement”

F. CHOPIN                “Scherzo No. 1 in b minor”

G. BROSHY               

Gideon Broshy, Piano & Composition


M. DEFALLA             “Cancion”

Akiko Sasaki, Piano


R. TAKI                      “Kojo No Tsuki” (Moon Over the Ruined Castle)

Wataru Niimori,Piano

“Sakura Sakura”  (Cherry Blossoms - Japanese Classic Folk Song)

Wataru Niimori, Piano

Akiko Sasaki, Koto

Arranged by Wataru Niimori)


G. GERSHWIN          “Summertime”

Wataru Niimori, Piano

Akiko Sasaki, Koto

Arranged by Wataru Niimori & Akiko Sasaki

Paul Shaw, Pianist

Asako Tamura, Soprano 

Akiko Sasaki, Koto & Pianist  

Daniel Maimone, Tenor 

Gideon Broshy, Piano 

 Wataru Nimori, Jazz Piano  

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