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Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta

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Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta

Young Japanese orchestral players from four schools in Fukushima City will be performing at Queen Elizabeth Hall

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In 2011 Fukushima City in Japan was hit by a tsunami which resulted in a devastating nuclear accident, the largest since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. 300,000 people were evacuated from the area and an estimated 18,500 people lost their lives. This concert features young Japanese orchestral players from four schools in Fukushima City performing alongside Orpheus Sinfonia. The concert has been organised by Keys of Change who bring classical music to people living extraordinary circumstances.

The concert will be a culmination of two weeks of musical activities both in Fukushima and London, and will be a life changing experience for some of the young Japanese musicians, offering them first hand learning from experienced orchestral players. Most of these young people have suffered greatly since the incident in 2011 and this concert celebrates their courage and determination to overcome their situation against the odds, and their continued efforts to nurture their ambitions is truly inspirational.

Working with Orpheus Sinfonia, who work to help exceptionally talented young musicians by giving them a platform in between the time they leave college and gain full time positions in orchestras, the Japanese musicians will be mentored through the project to improve their skills and expand their horizons. The concert will premiere new work of British composer Ronald Corp OBE that has been specially composed for the Japanese orchestra, as well as works by Chopin, Mozart and Elgar. It is supported by the Embassy of Japan and has received backing from organisations including the Daiwa Foundation and the Sasakawa Foundation.

Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre , Belvedere Road , London SE1 8XX

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £5.00 - £20.00

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