The motivation behind "Harmony for Peace" reaches beyond national boundaries. Staged every year since 1991 in cities such as Vienna, Hiroshima and Tokyo, the Concert for World Peace seeks to inspire harmony among nations and faiths, as well as groups divided by creeds and political leanings.
In a tranquil part of the bustling metropolis of Hiroshima, Japan, a Peace Memorial has been dedicated to a Swiss doctor and an American journalist who journeyed to the crippled city after the war to help victims of the bomb. A monument now stands in their honor, acknowledging their contribution to humanity and their effort to blur national borders to serve all who needed help.
A "Harmony for Peace" concert is designed to establish a different kind of memorial to a global vision: a meeting of minds and a joining of hands, guided by the light of hope.
Harmony for Peace, A Charity Concert to promote World Peace supporting the nuclear non-proliferation through Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
On May 16, 2010 artists from six countries joined at Carnegie Hall to promote peace in a world without nuclear weapons. Their talents and voices united in honor of the 2010 Non-Proliferation Review Conference at the United Nations and elevated the cries of people everywhere who support nuclear disarmament and improved international trust. The Peace Concert will be held every five years to show support to the UN Non-Proliferation Treaty and its Review Conference held every five years.
Harmony For Peace aims to achieve a common goal: World Peace through earnest voices embodied in words and the universal language of music and poetry. "One Voice One World"
Projects in 2015
• Ongoing – World Tour “Peace Art Journey” Exhibit– Vienna, Austria held; Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Japan Scheduled;
• April 10 – Second International Peace Concert Japan at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
• February through April - Junior Peace and Music Ambassador Japan Competition
• April 11 – US-Japan High School Peace Forum “Peace Through Music” by Ohad Bar-David
• May through September – Second Junior Peace and Music Ambassador US Competition
• September – Third Annual International Peace Day Concert, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Past Events and Accomplishments
• April – Celebrated Fifth Anniversary “Peace & Tranquility” at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Philadelphia, PA
• September 20 - Second Annual International Peace Day Concert – Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
• June through August - First Junior Peace and Music Ambassador US Competition
• September – World Tour “Peace Art Journey” Exhibit Launched; held at Harrisburg & Philadelphia, PA; UN, New York
• September 21, 2013 – First International Peace Day Concert – Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
• “Art for Peace 2012” International Art Contest for Young People – “Imagine a World Free of Nuclear Weapons” – Received 6623 Entries from 92 Countries – 12 Winners
• June 2011 – International Peace Art Competition and Exhibition – Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY – 50 works of peace themed works of artists of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Japan Relief Benefit Concert in New York and Philadelphia
• December 2010 – International Holiday Friendship Concert – Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NY – featured over 300 young performers from eight award winning US ensembles & leading Croatian Girls Choirs
• May 2010 – First International Peace Concert – Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY – called for world peace with six featured artists from the US, China, England, France, Russia and Japan. Supported the NPT Conference of the UN Nuclear Non-Proliferation