Special Event

CONCERT FOR JAPAN
SPECIAL EVENT

CONCERT FOR JAPAN

Saturday, April 9, 2011 — 11 PM

Sold Out

100% of proceeds from this event will go to the
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
.

Japan Society presents a 12-hour concert and open house extravaganza benefiting organizations that directly help people affected by the earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan. In addition to various music acts by dozens of artists, this one-day event offers special activities for all ages, from Origami and Washi Lantern Installation workshops for good wishes, to Language Classes, Calligraphy Workshops, Kamishibai Storytelling, unlimited access to Bye Bye Kitty!!! and more.

Japanese sweets are available for free sampling and tasting.
Other food and drinks will be available for purchase.


CONCERT SCHEDULE

11 AM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required
New York Suwa Taiko Association (with allied members from: Taiko Masala, New York Taiko Aikokai, Sakura Taiko, Ninja Taiko, Brooklyn Genki Daiko and Taiko Club of Brooklyn Waldorf), Cocolo Japanese Gospel Choir

12:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

GALA BLOCK ticket required - SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Philip Glass & Hal Willner
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson & John Zorn

2:45–4:00 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi koto shamisen ensemble (koto, bass koto, shamisen, shakuhachi), Sadahiro Kakitani (ryuteki), Mutsumi Takamizu and Masumi Takamizu (koto/vocal), Yumi Kurosawa (20 string koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer and Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Dojo (shakuhachi)

4:15–5:15 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
WESTERN CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: Mari Kimura (violin), Makoto Nakura (marimba), Taka Kigawa (piano), Lisa Bielawa (composer/vocalist).

6:00 – 7:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

*GALA BLOCK ticket required - SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Ryuichi Sakamoto with Special Guests
M.O.D. Technologies featuring Bill Laswell, Gigi, Bernie Worrell, Hideo Yamaki and many others

8–10:30 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
TAIKO & ROCK/POP BANDS: Taikoza (taiko, shakuhachi, fue), Salmé, Echostream, Me & Mars, The Suzan, Hard Nips

10:30–11 PM
DJ & POST-PERFORMANCE HANG OUT: DJ Aki

WATCH THE CONCERT ONLINE
The entire CONCERT FOR JAPAN will broadcast LIVE via U-Stream.
このイベントはU-Stream にてライブ中継をご覧いただけます。


WORKSHOPS

Ticketing opens at 11:00 AM for classes between 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
and at 2:15 PM for sessions scheduled 2:30-5:30 PM.

“Reach out to Japan” Language Classes

Sessions are: 11:45 AM-12:15 PM, 12:30-1, 1:15-1:45, 2-2:30, 2:45-3:15, 3:30-4, 4:15-4:45, 5-5:30.

Calligraphy Workshop

11:30 AM—5:30 PM

Origami Crafts

Reservations not required; participation on space-available basis 11 AM—6 PM.

Kamishibai Storytelling for Kids

11:30 AM—5:50 PM

Luminous Washi Lantern Installation

Participation on space-available basis from 11 AM—6 PM.

ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY


Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

11 AM—7 PM

j-LOUNGE

Chill out with authentic and unusual drinks at the cash bar.

Messages of Support for Japan

Japan Society is collecting photos of people with messages of support for Japan. We will project photos during the concert.
Please submit your photos to 4Japan@japansociety.org by 12pm, Friday, April 8. All files should be JPEG format no larger than 2 MB.


ENTRANCE FEE

$5, cash at door
(Admission includes gallery admission, workshops, classes, and the 11 AM, 2:45 PM, 4:15 PM and 8 PM concerts. Does not include GALA BLOCKS)


CONCERT FOR JAPAN is generously supported by Mitsubishi International Corporation and Kikkoman Corporation.



Luminous Washi Lanterns is funded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) Education grant and RISD Architecture Department.

Yamaha Piano is provided courtesy of Yamaha Artist Services, New York.

Gifts are provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc., MUJI U.S.A., Limited, Ohashi Ryoki Co., Ltd. of Gifu Prefecture, and Rice Force. Sweets for free tasting are provided by Minamoto Kitchoan Co., Inc.

We would like to thank all of the musicians and performers for contributing their artistry; and the volunteer organizers, John Zorn, James Nyoraku Schlefer, and Hayden Brereton (Superglorious).

Special thanks also to Aki Ishida Architect PLLC; RISD students from Wintersession 2011 Architectonics Studio; kamishibai storytellers Teri Gindi, Keiko Sawaguchi and Kumiko Yamakado; and volunteers from Origami USA.

The Society would like to acknowledge all the volunteers who helped to make CONCERT FOR JAPAN possible.



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