The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta (FYA) performed in Boston on April 3 in from of almost 2000 people. This ensemble, consisting of over 50 teenage musicians, was founded in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. This performance marked the group’s state-side debut at the Boston’s Symphony Hall. The Japan Society of Boston organized this partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and British NPO, Keys of Change, that brings music to children in need. It was covered in The Boston Globe and the New England Cable News.
You can view footage of the performance here (courtesy of Kyodo News).
The concert was the culmination of the TOMODACHI Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Program. The young musicians spent nine days enjoying cultural and educational activities in the Boston area. Their experiences were captured in this incredible recap video (sound recommended).
USJC thanks the Japan Society of Boston for their support and special thanks to Senior Advisor of the Japan Society of Boston and Friend of the Council, Peter Grilli, for his amazing leadership during this program.