Friday, April 15, 2011

Benefit Concert Tomorrow (Saturday)

T-19 hours to the benefit concert!!  100% donations and proceeds will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Doors open at 6pm
Concert begins at 7pm

Awesome program and wonderful musicians - all coming together for Japan!

Thank you and we hope to see you there!!
Ayree Koh & Annie Asuka Yano

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

NY Daily News

NYC Musicians for Japan Benefit Concert was listed in the "Your New York" section of the NY Daily News on 4.10.11!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

NYC Musicians for Japan Listings

A few places where NYC Musicians for Japan Benefit Concert has been listed:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

NYC Musicians for Japan Benefit Concert Poster

Our beautiful poster, designed by the talented Aaron Friedman, who donated his time for this great cause!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Benefit Concert on April 16, 2011

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, on Friday, March 11th, Japan suffered twin disasters – an earthquake and a tsunami that have left towns and people in despair.  The number of deaths and those that are missing continue to rise every day.  Homes and businesses have been destroyed.  Residents are without shelter and food.  And now currently with the nuclear situation, Japan will surely need help for a very long time.  Recovering from these tragedies will not be quick or easy.

Since that day, many around the world have been following the news day after day. In light of these tragic events, we have decided to organize a benefit concert to aid in Japan’s relief efforts.  In co-sponsorship with the New York Society for Ethical Culture and collaborating with the World Civic Orchestra, the benefit concert “NYC Musicians for Japan” will be held on April 16, 2011 at 7:00pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street, NYC).  All donations and proceeds from the concert will directly go to the most affected areas to help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami through the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Members of the orchestra and the conductors are generously donating their time to come together for Japan.

Rentaro Taki (arr. V. Koh) – “Koh-jyo no Tsuki” (Moon Over the Ruined Castle)
Mozart – Symphony No. 35 “Haffner”
Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Elgar – Enigma Variations “Nimrod”

Shoichi (Sean) Kubota – Winner of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Solti Conducting Competition & Apprenticeship
Vincent Koh – Music Director, World Civic Orchestra

Suggested Donation: $20 (cash or check only)

We would like to invite you to attend “NYC Musicians for Japan” and ask you to join us in our efforts to help Japan.  If you are unable to attend, we urge to consider donating to the cause through the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Donation Information:
Checks Payable to:  World Civic Orchestra/Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Send to:  NYC Musicians for Japan
               c/o Ayree Koh and Annie Yano
               340 East 93rd Street, #4G
               New York, NY 10128

Please send all donations by April 16th as we will be making the contributions to the Japanese Red Cross Society following the concert.

Questions??  Email us at

Thank you for your time and your continued support for the arts and Japan.  Let us all come together in music!

Annie Yano and Ayree Koh