International Peace Day Concert 2016


 Thank you for all your warm support!

The Peace Day Concert was held with a magical power of music echoed

through out the Verizon Hall!



Our appreciation goes to all who attended,

performed and helped the concert!




                                                                             Featuring Yoonhak Baek, conductor     Gohei Nishikawa, piano


Harmony For Peace presents


“international Peace Day Concert 2016”


Join us to Promote Peace Worldwide


Saturday, September 17, 2016 Doors 5pm, Curtain 5:30pm

at Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts  

Harness the Power of Music to End conflict and violence



Part I – Choral

Opening - Korean Fan Dance

• 아리랑 (Arirang) - Korean Folk Song
“Dona Nobis Pacem”,  “Let There be Peace on Earth”, “You'll Never Walk Alone"

Announcement and Solo Performances

• Jr. Peace & Music Ambassador 2016


Featured Special Guest Artists

• Gohei Nishikawa – Piano Solo  (Japan)
* Our apologies: Scheduled guest appearance of William Shimell was cancelled due to his illness.


Intermission (20 minutes) at Lobby

Life-Sized Origami Performance with Music

  by Taro Yaguchi



Origami Dove Art Display at the lobby was created by Taro's Origami Studio.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped fold the origami doves that became the Giant Dove Art Display decorated the lobby of the Kimmel Center promoting the message of peace. Thank you for your great participation!


Part II

Yoonhak Baek, Conductor

 and Orchestras


• Beethoven [Mvt. IV from Symphony No. 9 Ode to Joy]

  Solo singers & chorus

• Finale – All performers



Garrett Obrycki, baritone    Misoon Ghim, mezzo-soprano    Cara Latham, soprano   Jamez McCorkle, tenor 



                  ChildrenSong of NJ  (Artistic Director: Polly Murray)   Chester County Youth Choir & Chorale (Director: Carole Weaver)

International Opera Theater of Philadelphia (Artistic Director: Karen Saillant)



               Philly Camerata Choir & Youth Choir (Music Director: Helen Jang)       Penn Christian Academy Choir (Music Director: Lisa Paino)



                        Harmony4Peace Orchestra                               ArCoNet Youth Orchestra (Director: Adriana Linares)


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  Concert Ticket Sale 


$28 – $48; 10% discount for seniors and students available    

Please contact    

Call: +1-484-200-7400  





Support: The City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office;  The State of Pennsylvania Governor’s Office; PA Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs; Honorary Consul General of Japan; Honorary Consul for the Republic of Korea, Philadelphia


Corporate Support:  Subaru of America,

Parkway, Keisen Associates, Zarwin×Baum×DeVito×Kaplan×Schaer×Toddy P.C.


Cooperation: UNAGP, JASGP, Taro’s Origami Studio, StarMatch Fund, Global Philadelphia, Consular Corp Association of Philadelphia, Jacobs Music Company, Temple University, West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, Penn Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Institute of Music (List Incomplete) 






This concert is supported in parts by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.