My hope is to disseminate the creativity of the youth of Tohoku through this new orchestra and create something unique to Tohoku - something that transcends music. I will never forget the great force of nature and as long as the scars remain, I hope to do what I can to help. I will continue doing so as long as the people of the community wish for it. Thank you very much for your unending support.
Ryuichi Sakamoto (Representative Director, Musical Director)

ABOUT

The Tohoku Youth Orchestra is an orchestra originally organized to perform in Lucerne Festival ARK NOVA Matsushima 2013, a music festival aimed at connecting the disaster-stricken northeastern Japan to the world. It was held in Matsushima in the Miyagi Prefecture from September to October of 2013.The members of the orchestra are composed of primary, junior high, and high school students from the three prefectures affected most by the 2011 Tohoku disaster: Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima. These students who usually play in their school’s respective ensembles all come together to form various ensembles depending on the program or performance. The activities of the Tohoku Youth Orchestra do not stop at performance, however. Rather, we see the orchestra as an opportunity for growth. One in which the youth of Tohoku can come together to learn from and perform with world-renowned musicians, to discover the world through interacting with people he or she would normally not meet, and share these experiences among friends. Our aim is to channel the youthful energy of these students into the region. We hope to invigorate the surrounding adults, environment, and Tohoku as a whole, ultimately to create a bright new future for these students to live in. "There are many things that can only be expressed through music. Music can communicate things incommunicable with words. Our hope is to inspire many through this music." With these goals in mind, we hope to channel the sensitive yet resilient sounds born out of tragedy from Tohoku into the world.

LIVE INFO

■Tohoku Youth Orchestra Concert 2018
March 21st 2018 (Wed. Holiday) Door 13:30 / Start 14:00
Venue: Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

Performance: Tohoku Youth Orchestra Music
Director / Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Conductor: Toshio Yanagisawa
Reciter: Non
MC: Mari Watanabe

Ticket Price (Tax included):
Category S: ¥5,000 (¥3,000 + Donation to the orchestra ¥2,000)
Category A: ¥4,000 (¥2,000 + Donation to the orchestra ¥2,000)
Category B: ¥3,000 (¥1,000 + Donation to the orchestra ¥2,000)
Tickets are required for people older than 3 years old Ticket
Tickets are available only in Japan.

Ticket release date: February 3rd 2018 (Sat.)

Tickets are available on the following Play guide services:
e+ (e-plus)  http://eplus.jp
Lawson Ticket  http://l-tike.com
Ticket Pia  https://t.pia.jp

More Information: DISK GARAGE 050-5533-0888 (Weekdays 12:00~19:00)

Organized by General Incorporated Association Tohoku Youth Orchestra

Sponsored by:
National Mutual Insurance Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives
Fuji Xerox Advanced Technology Co., Ltd.
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Morinaga Angel Foundation (by the Japanese Syllabary order)

Cooperated by:
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Yamaha Music Japan. Co.,Ltd.
Dentsu Public Relations Inc.

Supported by J-WAVE

Produced by Promax inc.
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■ Tohoku Youth Orchestra Concert 2018 in Sendai
March 31st 2018 (Sat.) Door 14:30 / Start 15:00
Venue: Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi

Performance: Tohoku Youth Orchestra
Music Director / Piano: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Conductor: Toshio Yanagisawa
Reciter: Sayuri Yoshinaga
MC: Mari Watanabe

Ticket Price (Tax included):
Category S: ¥3,000
Category A: ¥2,000

Tickets are required for people older than 3 years old
Tickets are available only in Japan.

Ticket release date: February 3rd 2018 (Sat.)

Tickets are available on the following Play guide services:
e+ (e-plus)  http://eplus.jp
Lawson Ticket  http://l-tike.com
Ticket Pia   https://t.pia.jp
Fujisaki-Sendai Mitsukoshi

More Information: Kyodo Tohoku 022-217-7788(Weekdays 10:00~19:00, Saturday 10:00~17:00)

Organized by:
General Incorporated Association Tohoku Youth Orchestra
KAHOKU SHIMPO PUBLISHING CO.

Cooperated by:
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Yamaha Music Japan. Co.,Ltd.

Produced by Promax inc.
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Program:
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
The Last Emperor
Three TOHOKU Songs
Debussy 「La Mer」
Stravinsky 「The Firebird」1919 Suite
(The program may be changed)

MOVIE

Tohoku Youth Orchestra YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT5UQFMZHj1kqSvgaiuQjuw

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