Second International Peace Concert JAPAN
Friday, April 10, 2015
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
In the spirit of promoting international non-violence, reconciliation and understanding, as well as advocating for a world free of nuclear weapons, Harmony For Peace Foundation presented its Second International Peace Concert in Tokyo, Japan
Featured Special Artists
Mariko Senju, Violin
Celebrating her 40th Anniversary as a musician, violinist Mariko Senju has seen years of success, performing on international stages. Her latest endeavors include collaborating with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra led by Michał Dworzynski, and performing with the Milano Classica Orchestra.
Ohad (Udi) Bar-David, Cello
Udi Bar-David is widely considered as one of the most versatile cellists in the worldtoday. Equally at home as a classical cellist and an innovative improviser of music ofall genres, Udi has enjoyed performing on International stages with both classical and ethnic musicians from all over the world. Udi has been a member of The PhiladelphiaOrchestra since 1987.
Reona Ito, Conductor;
Peace Concert Music Director
Reona Ito was born into a musical family of three generations of conductors in Fukuoka, Japan.In 2008, Reona made a debut as an opera conductor with W. A. Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro", and also made a Carnegie debut. He is presently the Music Director of Zagreb Sinfonietta (Croatia) and of the Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra (New York).
Participating School Groups
Yokohama International School (Koto Ensemble)
Setagaya Anamuma Elementary School (Japanese Traditional Drum Ensemble
Hiroshima Seitoku High School (Glee Club)
Fukushima Asaka Reimei High School (Choir)
Tokyo International School (Choir)
Through coordination with Mayors For Peace - 2020 Vision, Toyuukai and other organizations, a group of Hibakusha (atomic bombing survivors) joined us as guests of the concert, as well as 200 children and thier families from the Tohoku Disaster Region with the help of Ashinaga, KiraKiraBoshi and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
It is our honor to host these guests tonight, and for all their trials and grief, and it is through peace-minded organizations and efforts that their suffering will not go unnoticed.