On May 20, as part of their Annual Gala in New York City, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra honored Member of the USJC Board of Councilors Masaaki Tanaka.
Mr. Tanaka, who is Deputy President of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), was honored not only for his advocacy of the orchestra on three continents, but also for bringing the orchestra to work with students in Sendai the year after the Great East Japan Earthquake. There, the members of the orchestra performed and held a music workshop for 100 students. His continued support allowed the orchestra to return to Sendai to perform for the students during their February 2014 Japan Tour. As part of the TOMODACHI Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Education Engagement Program, the orchestra performed for the students and held an intimate discussion about the collaborative nature of music.
Mr. Tanaka's award was mentioned in The New York Times
See more photos from the gala here.