New England Conservatory College and Preparatory students join forces with faculty and other NEC-affiliated musicians to present this benefit concert in support of Japan, which continues to struggle with outcomes of the devastating March earthquake and tsunami.

Admission is free. Donations will be collected in the lobby. We accept cash and checks. Checks should be made payable to one of the following recipients and marked "Japan Disaster Relief" in the memo line.

Consulate-General of Japan
Donation will not be tax-deductible.
Find more information here.

Japan Society of Boston
This is tax-deductible.
Find more information here.

NEC faculty members performing include Paul Biss, Lucy Chapman, Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Lisa Saffer, Masuko Ushioda.


J.S. Bach from Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV1009
Joy Natsuru Yanai, cello

Keiko Abe Wind in the Bamboo Grove
Takehiko Mochizuki, marimba

Emi Inaba Traveller
Alyssa Griggs, flute
Devin Ulibarri, guitar

Maurice Ravel first movement from String Quartet
Yuki Beppu, Miki Nagahara, violin
Becky Kalish, viola
Keith Williams, cello

Hisatada Otaka Midare: Capriccio for Two Pianos
Yoko Kida, Bretton Hara Brown

Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae for String Orchestra
A Far Cry

Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Asako Furuoya, oboe
Eliko Akahori, piano

Toru Takemitsu Distance de fée
Masuko Ushioda, violin
Yoko Kida, piano

Kosaku Yamada selected songs
Kono michi (This Road)
Hakone hachi-li (Hakone Packhorse Driver's Song)
Aka ton-bo (Red Dragonflies)
Lisa Saffer, soprano
Bretton Hara Brown, piano

Felix Mendelssohn final movement from Octet
Mari Lee, Daniel Koo, Mariko Takashima, Lucy Chapman, violin
Kim Kashkashian, Paul Biss, viola
Laurence Lesser, Joy Natsuru Yanai, cello

NEC's relationship with Japan dates back to the first decade of the school's existence and the Meiji era opening of Japan to the West. In the 1870s, NEC faculty Luther Mason traveled to Japan at the invitation of the Japanese government, bringing his method of voice instruction to 30,000 schools. Known as "Mason-song," this was the educational grounding of Japanese students who later made the trip to Boston to enroll at NEC.

Date: May 1, 2011 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

In addition to the collection made at this concert, it's possible to donate online at the Japan Society of Boston or the Japanese Disaster Relief Fund–Boston.

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