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HOPE for Tohoku - March 17, 2012


An evening to Benefit

Saturday March 17, 2012
New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

Please join Japanese Disaster Relief Fund - Boston (JDRFB) and Longwood Symphony Orchestra for an evening to support the ongoing disaster recovery efforts in Japan.  


Special stories shared by...  

Two high school students from Tohoku who survived the disaster and losses of their loved ones. They will share their life-changing stories from the disaster.  


Japanese delicacies by Boston's top Japanese restaurants including o ya
Photo exhibit of Tsunami Sakura series, Ofunato - James Whitlow Delano/Redux

Exclusive performance by Japanese artists: 

Composer Tsunenori Lee Abe
A special musical piece based on "Ame nimo Makezu (Be Not Defeated By Rain)" by Kenji Miyazawa. This classic Japanese poem by Miyazawa conveys the message of strength and resiliency required to overcome hardships in life. This message also reflects the strong, enduring, and kind qualities of the people of Tohoku.    

Koto player Sumie Kaneko
"Haru yo Koi (Let Spring Come)" and more...

Concert Performance by Longwood Symphony Orchestra:
Federico Cortese, conductor; Gleb Ivanov, piano

Golijov Sidereus
Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major, S. 124
Beethoven Symphony No.3 in E-flat Major, op. 55 "Eroica"