12th Annual Circle Wind Concert
Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center – 127 W. 67th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
The Circle Wind Concert commemorates the September 11th tragedy as well as the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. Japan Choral Harmony “TOMO” will host with the Circle Wind Chamber Ensemble and the Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir.
Globally acclaimed soprano soloist Asako Tamura is the featured performer. She has appeared in many orchestral concerts around the world and performed with The Three Tenors (Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and José Carreras). Her signature songs are versions of “Ave Maria” written by different composers. Japan Choral Harmony TOMO will collaborate with her on some renditions of “Ave Maria.”
Other featured guests will be the HaraHara Singers from Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi, one of the most heavily affected areas hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. The men’s quartet has been active in a number of events to support the victims who are recovering from the disaster.
Acclaimed New York-based pianist Yurika Mihara will also perform. Kyoko Gasha, senior producer of Thomson Reuters and a film director, will be the emcee.
Donations made during the concert will benefit The Children’s Future Institute in Miyagi Prefecture. The organization is supporting the children of areas devastated by the tsunami through the publication of Ishinomaki Nichinichi Kodomo Shinbun, a children’s newspaper.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Kaufman Music Center’s website.
Asako Tamura – Soprano
Harahara Singers – Men’s Quartet from Higashi Matsushima, Japan
Yurika Mihara – Piano
Circle Wind Chamber Ensemble
Circle Wind Boys & Girls Choir
Japan Choral Harmony “TOMO”
W.A. Mozart – “Ave Verum Corpus”
Tomas Luis de Victoria – “Ave Maria”
P. Mascagni – “Ave Maria”
G.U. Faure – “Sicilienne”
G. Gaccine – “Ave Maria”