Violinist Eiko Kano to Perform in Save Okinawa Concert Series

Save Okinawa Concert Series: Eiko Kano Presents Bach Chaconne

Saturday, May 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Via YouTube and Zoom

Admission: Free

The Save Okinawa Concert Series is a program of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation in collaboration with the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, the Okinawan Kenjin Club of Washington State, Okinawa Performing Arts in Washington, DC, Ms. Eiko Kano, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Building on the global history of Okinawa, the world is now sending a message of hope back to Okinawa via music and science. The concert series aims to raise awareness of how to help Okinawa overcome the challenge of COVID-19 by offering inspiration and philanthropic opportunities.

Concert One

The first concert features New York-based violinist Eiko Kano performing the Chaconne by Bach, which was filmed in a magnificent Buddhist temple in Kyoto on a Stradivarius violin with a costume designed by renowned Japanese designer Junko Koshino. Chaconne is such a powerful piece in which its depth touches humanity so deeply.

Kano performed the Chaconne at the November 14, 2019 launch of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation in Washington, D.C., at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Music and science have resonance, and this first concert in the Save Okinawa series aims to send a message of hope to Okinawa from New York via the notes and measure of Kano’s violin.

Schedule for Concert One

The first concert will be broadcast twice for both a U.S. and an Okinawan audience, and each performance will be followed by a live interactive Zoom webinar featuring Eiko Kano in a rich discussion about the power of music, the resonance of music and science, and a message of hope connecting the U.S. and Japan via Okinawa. Links provided when you register.

5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. – Broadcast of Concert Via YouTube
6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. – Live Zoom Webinar in English featuring Eiko Kano

To register, please visit Eventbrite.

About OIST Foundation

The mission of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Foundation, Inc. is to promote innovative global scientific breakthroughs through enhancing and strengthening science and technology research and related programs at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) ​and to empower Americans to support the sustainable development of Okinawa and deepen U.S.-Japan relations through OIST.

(The author is a member of the OIST Foundation Advisory Board.)

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