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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

Executive Director Tomoko Torii
Special Guest Artists at Finale
Mariko Senju and Ohad Bar-David
Our Special Guests - Hibakusha
Suginami Amanuma Elementary School
Yokohama Int'l School -Koto Ensemble
Fukushima Asaka Reimei High School
Tokyo International School Choir
Hiroshima Sotoku High School (Glee C
Japanese Traditional Drum Ensemble
Finale with Conductor Reona Ito

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)

Special Guests

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.

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