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Yutaka Sado Memorial Concert at UNESCO 311

11.3.11 One year after

“What can be done in the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake?” in order to answer to this question, we set out to organize a charity concert on April 10th, 2011 at the UNESCO’s Room I. 114 musicians, all living in Paris or its surroundings helped raise a total sum of 21354.93 euros, all of which was sent to the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in JAPAN. One year after the earthquake, our wish is to organize a second charity concert in memory of the victims, with the help of an orchestra –composed almost exclusively of voluntary professional musicians – and the Super Kids Orchestra, all performing under the direction of renowned conductor Yutaka Sado. The goal of this one-year anniversary concert will be to raise new funds for the earthquake’s victims, and send a message of gratitude from Japan to the rest of the world, as well as the solidarity between the musicians from all around the world.

Yutaka Sado, photo : Takashi IijimaDate : On March 11th 2012 on Sunday Photo exhibition at 14:00, Concert starts at 15:00
Place : Maison de l’UNESCO salle I
Address : 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris (Métro : Ségur)

Ticket fee: 30 euros , 20 euros (student)
*The total amount of the ticket sales will be sent to “UNESCO Association Scholarship for 3.11 Disaster Stricken Children and Students” programe and Ishinomaki Meiyukan, an evacuation shelter run by volunteer stuffs in Miyagi.
Tickets are now on sale at Fnac.
Please purchase the ticket in advance. No ticket sales on the day of concert.

*Concert reserved for person of over 7 years old.

Concert official site


  • 1st part
    The Super Kids Orchestra

    • J.S. Bach – Air sur la Corde de Sol
    • Frédéric Chopin : Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 11 2nd movement Romance – Larghetto
      Soliste : TSUJII Nobuyuki
    • etc.
  • 2nd part
    1. Ludwig van Beethoven – Egmont Overture, Op. 84
    2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
      Soliste:Ryosuke Suho
    3. Maurice Ravel – Boléro
    4. FURUSATO(Pays Natal)

Yutaka Sado

Yutaka Sado, photo : Yuji HoriBorn in Kyoto, Japan and having studied with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa. Sado captured world attention by receiving the first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Besançon in 1989. Sado assisted late Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra in 1990 to inaugurate Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan where he has served as resident conductor and later as guest conductor. Having served as Principal Conductor of the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Paris from 1993 to 2010, Sado has been guest conducting major orchestras throughout Europe including Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Gewabdhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande . In 2005 Sado has been appointed as Artistic Director for Hyogo Performing Arts Center and its resident orchestra in Nishinomiya.

Kanako Abe

After having obtained the diploma in composition in Tokyo and then 7 prizes at Paris Conservatoire, Kanako Abe begins her career as a pianist.Her recording of piano works
by Toru Takemitsu(2002) was particularly welcomed by critics.
From 2003 she is regularly invited to conduct the contemporary works performed by the Ensemble L’Itinéraire,Smash Ensemble,(Spain), Festival Biennale de Venise(Italia).
In 2005 she founded with the composer Yann Robin the french Ensemble Multilatérale, a chamber orchestra for contemporary music where she is currently music director.
She has already made more than 80 world premieres. Her discography includes three CDs monographic Régis Campo and a disc/DVD monographic Colin Roche.While attending to her aesthetic interest to different style of symphonic music, she conducts the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lorraine, AmorPhilharmonic Orchestra(Korea) at Cairo Opera(Egypt), Soul Art Center(Korea), Arsenal de Metz, Rhin National Opera(Strasbourg), Zürich Opera House(Swiss).
She was an assistant conductor at the Montpellier National Opera and has worked with many conductors and stage directors as Jerzy Semkow, Lawrence Foster, René
Koering, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Moshe Leiser.
in April 2011, she organized and conducted at UNESCO a charity concert for the victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Tôhoku, sponsored by Japanese Embassy.

Nobuyuki Tsujii

Nobuyuki Tsujii, photo : Yuji HoriBlind since birth, Nobuyuki TSUJII believes that “there are no barriers in the field of music.” At the age of 10, he made noted debut with Century Orchestra, Osaka. In 2005, at the age of 16, he was presented the Critic’s Award at the 15th International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. In 2009, he won the Gold Medal at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Since winning the competition, he has appeared such as with the BBC Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival, etc. Highlights of the 2011/12 season include his London debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Now 23,he has appeared as soloist with all the major Japanese orchestras and worked with conductors including Eliahu Inbal and Yutaka Sado. Nobuyuki Tsujii has made a number of recordings for avex-CLASSICS, Tokyo.
Official Site

Ryosuke Suho

Ryosuke Suho, born in 1995, began learning the violin at age 7. In 2008, while in his first high school year, he won 3rd place at Japan’s national music student competition. He then joined the Kyoto Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Naoto OTOMO.
2009: won the 1st Prize and the Virtuoso Award at the Kulturstiftung Hohenlohe’s International Competition for Violin, as well as the EMCY, a European award for young classical instrumentalists.
2010: won the 1st Prize and the General Sponsor Award at the Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition.
Selected by the association Young Prague – The International Music Festival, he joined the Prague Chamber Orchestra Without Conductor.
2011: 1st Prize and Audience Award at the Tokyo Music Competition.
He is currently a 1st-year scholarship student at the Tokyo College of Music.

The Super Kids Orchestra

In 2003, the cultural centre of the town of Hyogo had the idea of setting up a string orchestra with children of primary and secondary school age. The centre’s artistic director Mr Yutaka Sado is also the orchestra’s conductor.
Every year, young musicians from all over Japan audition. Those who are selected practice regularly, take part in summer schools and perform at concerts, always under the direction of Mr Sado.
For the conductor, it is not just technique that is important, but also sharing the joy of performing music with the children.
In August 2011, Mr Sado organised a concert on Negishi beach in Kamaishi, a town that was completely destroyed by the Tsunami of 11 March 2011.
Mr Sado’s goal is for the Super Kids Orchestra to gain international renown. This concert in France will be the orchestra’s first outside Japan.


JAPONAIDE Orchestra is composed by volunteer musicians reside in Paris and Il-de-France region. The “Comité des Concerts de Charité pour les Sinistres du seisme au Japon à Paris” (CSJP) was founded two days after the earthquake hit Tohoku on 11th of March 2011, by the students of the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMD). CSJP soon posted comments on Facebook for a classic concert, more than 100 musicians from not only France but also other countries of Europe contacted CSJP back to participate the concert. The orchestra was named “JAPONAIDE Orchestra” after the charity association based in Paris, which was created also two days after the tragedy to support the victims. On the occasion of the charity concert at UNESCO on the 10th April 2011, JAPONAIDE Orchestra played Dvorak’s symphony No.9 of his New World, Ravel’s piano concerto with the new star pianist Mami Hagiwara under Kanako Abe’s direction who was also the representative of CSJP.

This year on the 11th of March, JAPONAIDE Orchestra is renewed its members and mainly composed by volunteer musicians from l’Orchestre National de France, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l’Orchestre de Paris, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, l’Orchestre Lamoureux, l’Ensemble orchestral de Paris and students of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris.


photo : Akihiko KondohJAPONAIDE Chorus was founded by volunteer vocalists including those who of the Radio France chorus. They performed at the charity concert at UNESCO on April 10, 2011 for the disaster victims of the earthquake in Japan. In the concert, “Sakura – cherry blossom” and “Furusato – home country” lead by JAPONAIDE Chorus were sung along with the audiences. The thought to the stricken area filled and echoed the music hall.

Co-organizer : Comité du 3.11 Memorial Concert at UNESCO, Association internationale du personnel de l’UNESCO (AIPU/ISAU), Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, JAPONAIDE
Sponsor : Délégation permanente du Japon auprès de l’UNESCO, Ambassade du Japon en France
Partner : JAPAN AIRLINES, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa, avex-CLASSICS, Tokyo College of Music, Conservatoire Paris, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Canon France, La Maison franco-japonaise, Shimizu Octo Inc., Labo Love Japon, Paris Komatchi

Photo exhibition – Tohoku : Tohoku Photo Exhibition Executive Committee, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, The Kahoku Shimpo, Canon France, Shimizu Octo Inc.,

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Date: From 14 February to 28 February
Opening: 14 February at 8H00 pm
Place: Le Bougnat
Address: 28 rue saintonge Paris 75003


An art series exhibition titled ” PARIS JE T’AIME ” start from February 14 in north Marais.

About the art series exhibition

Can we create the places of encounter get across to hearts in big cities? Is the art able not only to touch our heart but also to bring closer us? Are the artists factors of the urban life? Is Paris like a town of lovers drawn on a movie?

« PARIS JE T’AIME » is an artistic exposition in several stages that will be held in north marais from 14 February until 28 February. The exhibition is more than a limit of conventional galleries and familiar to the resident of Paris is performed.

Participating artists present the idea for love and it appeal to the heart of those who visited. The artists bring to share their vision of the love, a romantic place for lovers, an opportunity for meeting people. The love, the passion, the curiosity will be able to combine the wonderful meetings with the art.

« Quel est donc ce lien entre nous cette chose indéfinissable ? Où vont ces destins qui se nouent pour nous rendre inséparables? » Feist (the film « Paris je t’aime »)
– What is this sense not to be able to express through the words? Where do these destinies bound together continue ? –

Particulars Information

A heart mark appears in the street of North Marais area to the exhibition hall at the time of an event holding start. Shops and galleries, the participation from the Paris community spaces during a holding period will be big welcome.


« Paris je t’aime » becomes as the 2nd year of holding gives a thought to the earthquake disaster on March 11, 2011. This theme of « Paris je t’aime 2 » executive committee which has introduced the various photographs, images, graphics and illustrations, is Japan. Three Japanese artists open a Parisian’s hearts.

More info :

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Milai – Wings for the future

On Tuesday 15th November, NPO association Projet Milai organized a two-days event at the 6th ward hall in Paris giving an homage to the victims of 11 March.

A picture book “Milai – Wings for the future” was created for this occasion by mothers and children reside in Saint-Germain-des-Pres area to send their message that there were people who would like to be a help and think of them even over the sea.

During the event, some photos of Onagawa, one of the most damaged by the disaster in Miyagi prefecture, were presented to the visitors.
These photos were taken by a Japanese photographer Mayumi SUZUKI, who lost their parents lived in Onagawa area by tsunami.

Other than the photo and picture book, variety of ateliers such as Origami, Manga, calligraphy and shiatsu, massage by fingers, were set to introduce Japanese culture. There were also a reading session of words from the picture book by local children, poem of Paul Claudel and Bernard Comment. Junko Okazaki gave a piano concert with “Miroirs” of Maurice Ravel.

At the end of the event, a panel discussion by Mayumi SUZUKI and Ai KIMURA was held followed by a Japanese percussion concert by Makoto.

518euros from the picture book selling amount and 53.61euros from the donation will be sent to Japan Red Cross by intention of the organizer. Apart from that, LABO LOVE JAPON’s home made cookies and JAPONAIDE badges were sold during the event and raised 398euros, of which 109.50 will be taken for the shipping fee of the picture book to Japan, the rest of 288.50euros was generously provided from the organizer to JAPONAIDE for its financial support of the cost.

We thank from the bottom of our heart all the visitors and organizer, people involved in.

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International Collaboration Event -Solidarity for Japan-

date: 15 Nov 2011 on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
16 Nov 2011 on Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
place: 6th ward office
address: 78 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
Organized by ‘MILAI

MILAI, a wing to the future” is a message book for children of the stricken area of 11 March. Not only adult but also children write a message from France. To send our heart and spirit to Japanese children from Saint-Germain-des-Prés!

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Event of traditional arts in Japan

On Wednesday, October 5, a charity event was organized by Tsunagari Taiko Center in  Studio Campus, a live house near Bastille.With the theme “How to give people courage to construct better future through arts”, this was not a mere concert but a good oppotunity to know better about the instruments and danse with the explanation and commentaries given between the musical performance.

We had Mr. Keita KANAZASHI of Wa-daiko the japanese drum unit called HAYATO as a special guest from Japan and who let the powerful sound of the drum go through the audiences. In addition, ‘Gen Gen Bara Bara’ and ‘Harukoma’ of Gujo-Odori and Awa-Odori, one of the traditional regional japanese dance style were presented. ‘Kojo no Tsuki’ (The Moon over the Ruined Castle’) with a Japanese French Shakuhachi(Japanese end-blown flute) unit conveyed the traditional sound of Japanese musical instrument.All the performers gathered on the stage at the finale included of African percussionist and the audiences joined the music too. This experience taught us that there was no border in music.

279.55€, the total amount of the donation of this event.submit 80€ for the live house cost, 199.55€ will be transferred to Art Revival Connection Tohoku via JAPONAIDE.We thank to Tsunagari Taiko Center, all spectators and all audiences who joined us to dedicate our thoughts to the victims of Japan.

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CONCERT Hunting horns, Organ and Koto

Date: Friday November 4th 2011, from 20h30
1st part: 45 minutes
Entr’acte: 15 minutes
2nd part: 45 minutes
Place: Abbaye de Montivilliers
abbatiale de Montivilliers, near Havre (seine maritime)
Address: Jardin de l’Abbaye, 76290 Montivilliers
Entrance fee: 15 euros

Organizer: Lions club le HavreDoyen, president Jean Philippe Banel

The donnation will be sent to the victims of 11 March via Lions club international foundation.

à l’ombre des Abbayes Normandes (horn)
Jean Legoupil (organ)
Mori Mako (singer)
Sagara akari (koto)

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[video] Wadaiko Makoto: Wadaiko Concert

The contribution total sum 4689.19 euros

Wadaiko MAKOTO (Seiko Ide, Eiko Sekine, Nori Kajio)


  1. Minori
  2. Oiuchi
  3. Kizuna
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[video] Mieko Miyazaki: Koto Concert

The contribution total sum 4689.19 euros

Mieko Miyazaki (Koto)


  1. Autumn Wind
  2. Insect Song
  3. Impatiens balsamina
  4. August
  5. The Drums
  6. Prélude No.1 in C Major BWV846
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[video] Ensemble Notre Prière: Chamber Music Concert

The contribution total sum 4689.19 euros

Ensemble Notre Prière
Haruka Niikura (Soprano)
Aki Fujitani (Flûte)
Kyoko Sasaki (Flûte)
Yuki Takahashi (Flûte)
Utaco Ichise (Violon)


01 The Sea
02 The Lullaby
03 The Bubbles
04 My Grandfather’s Clock
05 Come Firefly
06 The Beach
07 The Oenothera
08 The Hometown

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[video] Chu Kosaka: Gospel Concert

27 july 2011 at L’église réformée du Marais
The contribution total sum 1.079,06 €.


  1. What A Wonderful World
  2. La couleur de au revoir
  3. La locomotive
  4. I Believe In You
  5. Vous êtes merveilleux
  6. Racontez moi votre rêve
  7. Le gagnant
  8. Amazing Grace
  9. Vous êtes aussi là
  10. La pluie bienfaisante
  11. Sailing
  12. Merci
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