Benefit Concert in New York: Japan Relief
Harmony for Peace Foundation
Benefit Concert in New York
In conjunction with the Harmony For Peace Foundation's First International Peace Art Exhibition, a series of benefit events for Japan Relief were held at Chelsea Art Musuem in New York from June 3rd to 5th. A group of artist friends of Harmony for Peace presented wonderful programs of beautiful music. Thank you to all participating artists for sharing your talent with us, our foundation's followers, and new friends.
Jamaican classical pianist Paul Shaw, hailed by The New York Times as “both a virtuoso with herculean technical command and a sensitive introspective artist,” performed at the opening ceremony on Friday. On Saturday, we presented a concert featuring Daniel Maimone (tenor), Asako Tamura (soprano) and Drago Bubalo (piano). On Sunday, June 5th, Pianist Gideon Broshy performed classical music selections, and Wataru Niimori (jazz piano) and Akiko Sasaki (koto, a Japanese traditional stringed instrument) collaborated on a jazz set which attracted many guests. (View our music slideshow *).
Soprano Asako Tamura accompanied by pianist Paul Shaw (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
Tenor Daniel Maimone (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
Pianist Gideon Broshy (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
Jazz Pianist, Wataru Niimori, and Akiko Sasaki playing the koto, a Japanese traditional stringed instrument (photo courtesy of Sarah Stacke)
HFP Japan Relief Fund
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Assisting those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, this benefit concert will be presented with our artist friends in a joint effort to raise funds.
Paul Shaw, Piano
Asako Tamura, Soprano
Daniel Maimone, Tenor
Wataru Nimori, Jazz Piano
Akiko Sakashi, Koto
Gideon Broshy, Piano
G. ROSSINI “La Promessa”
P. TOSTI “L'alba separa”