Hiroshima Concert and Art Exhibit

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Dear Friends of Harmony For Peace
 
Our project in Hiroshima is fast approaching as we continue our Peace Project Japan 2015. We travel to Hiroshima now, in line with the city’s 70 years long and ongoing efforts for peace in the world. We join these efforts, promoting global peace, friendship and above all, a world without nuclear weapons. 
 
Beginning June 18, Harmony For Peace Foundation will showcase its “Peace Art Journey” Exhibit at the Former Bank of Japan in Hiroshima. This exhibit, open to the public, is an international collection of 12 artworks by peace-minded children around the world, supported by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs in New York. Illustrating a universal desire for peace, the exhibit has been traveling globally to spread its message, including global stops in Vienna, Austria and Tokyo, Japan. This summer, the exhibit will continue on to Nagasaki.
For our feature event – an international call for peace through music - we will present Part II of our International Peace Concert Series; Peace Concert IN HIROSHIMA. On Friday, July 3, 2015, at the JMS Aster Plaza Main Concert Hall, we will be presenting this multicultural concert and inviting performers from the city and beyond, also honoring the friendship between its sister city Daegu, Korea.
Our special guests include Conductor Yoonhak Baek, professor at Yeungnam University and Music Director for ConcertOPERA in Philadelphia; Japanese Piano and Vocal, Alchemist, known for their popular commercial hit for Sekisui House; and South Korean Baritone Daniel Oh. The foundation’s Junior Peace and Music Ambassador Japan, violinist Honoka Kikukawa, will also take the stage with a feature performance.
 
Local schools will also be participating, including Hiroshima Noboricho Elementary School, the school of Sadako Sasaki; Hiroshima Motomachi High School, known for their high achievements in fine arts and the prestigious Hiroshima University Symphony Orchestra.
 
During this special time we ask for your support. Be it your presence at our concert or art exhibit, your generous donations or your dedicated time to volunteer, we graciously rely on the help of our friends. It is the work of a global family that makes our mission for international and multicultural peace and understanding possible.
Join us as a united voice for a more peaceful tomorrow. Please spread the word of our upcoming events, and we hope to see you there as well!
 
With Peace and Harmony,
 
Tomoko Torii
Executive Director