Japanese Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Visits Chiswick

Formed in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake


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The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of the most positive things to emerge from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. Set up by Keys of Change in partnership with schools in Fukushima, initially to bring hope to the young people in the area, the orchestra has made rapid musical strides.

On Saturday 30 March, along with the Amber Trust, which assists blind children playing music, they will give a concert at St Michael & All Angels at 7.30pm.

ĎA Celebration of Youth Musicí will be an exciting evening of music with talented young Amber Trust musicians playing chamber music, including works by Rachmaninov, Mozart, Debussy, Elgar and Saint-Saens, and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta playing orchestral works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mackenzie.

The Amber Trust supports blind and partially sighted children and young people who want to engage with music, and is delighted to be hosting this concert with Keys of Change, which has brought the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta from Japan to London.

This is the latest stage in their extraordinary journey to becoming an acclaimed youth orchestra, increasingly known not only for the standard of their performances but also for their innovative approach to working with other groups of young people who are living in difficult circumstances.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions).

March 22, 2019

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