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  • No.sfa0024(2017/10/16)

“6th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award” Recipients Confirmed

The Suntory Foundation for Arts (Director Generals: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Shingo Torii) has decided to present the “6th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award,” a promotion service of the Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund, to the following 12 recipients.

To continue efforts to energize disaster-stricken areas and the nation through the revitalization of Japanese music culture, the Music Aid Award invites applications from groups and individuals throughout Japan conducting activities that meet the objectives of the Fund. The Award was established in 2012 and will continue for ten years through 2021. A grant will be provided to the award recipients.


Name:The 6th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award

Eligible Activities:
Activities such as musical performances and efforts to promote music that are mainly focused on classical music and will be held in Japan between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018, with the aim of energizing disaster-stricken areas and the nation

Selection Process:
Award recipients were selected through deliberation by the selection committee on August 22, 2017 and officially confirmed by the Foundation’s board of directors on September 21, 2017.

Grant Total:7 million yen

Selection Committee:
Andreas Großbauer, Tadashi Isoyama, Yasuko Ohtani, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (in alphabetical order)


Award Recipients (content as of October 16, 2017)
1.The Waseda Brass
The Waseda Brass 4th Kesen area Special Concert and Oshu city Special Concert
Date:Friday, November 24 | 2017-Sunday, November 26 | 2017
Venue: Ofunato Nursery school, Oshu City Cultural Hall,Mizusawa High School(Iwate Pref.)

2.Iwate Orchestra Association
Iwate Orchestra Association Orchestra FESTIVAL 2017
Date:Sunday, December 10 | 2017
Venue:Isawa Bunka Souzou Center(Iwate Pref.)

3.Koriyama City Music Education Research Group (Orchestra Leaders Research Department)
3rd Orchestra Festival
Date:Saturday, February 3 | 2018
Venue:Koriyama Shimin Bunka Center (Fukushima Pref.)

4.The 11th WAKUWAKU CONCERT Project
The 11th WAKUWAKU CONCERT -music for everyone-
Date:Monday, February 12 | 2018
Venue:Sun Port Hall Takamatsu (Kagawa Pref.)

5.Asaka Chorverein
Asaka Chorverein The 25th Annual Concert
Date:Sunday, February 25 | 2018
Venue:Koriyama Shimin Bunka Center (Fukushima Pref.)

6.Farmers' Philharmonic Orchestra of Tohoku
Farmers' Philharmonic Orchestra of Tohoku 5th Regular Concert in Kami-Koani
Date:Sunday, March 4 | 2018
Venue:Kami-Koani Life Long Learning Center (Akita Pref.)

7.Chorus and Orchestra of 3・11 Memorial Concert
3・11 Memorial Concert
Date:Sunday, March 11 | 2018
Venue:Sendai Denryoku Hall (Miyagi Pref.)

8.Namie Town Reconstruction Band NEO
Namie Town Reconstruction Band NEO Concert ~Energy for Tomorrow
Date:Saturday, March 31 | 2018
Venue:Namie Town Sport Center (Fukushima Pref.)

9.Kumamoto Reconstruction through Music
Memorial Concert for Reconstruction of Kumamoto “Beethoven: The 9th Symphony”
Date:Monday, April 16 | 2018
Venue:Kumamoto Prefectural Theater Concert Hall (Kumamoto Pref.)

10.Musica Promenade
Musica Promenade Kamaishi Special Concert and Kamaishi Music caravan
Date:Saturday, April 28 | 2018-Monday, April 30 | 2018
Venue:Kamaishi City Hall (Iwate Pref.)

11.General corporate judicial person Ryukyu Philharmonic
Sound! Harmony to the Restoration in OKINAWA-The future which connects-
Combined Orchestra Concert by children in Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Okinawa Vol.3
Date:Sunday, August 12 | 2018
Venue:Palette Civic Hall (Okinawa Pref.)

12.Ofunato Citizen Culture Center
Piano Quartet Ensemble Raro in Ofunato
Date:Sunday, October 21 | 2018
Venue:Ofunato Civic Cultural Center Rias Hall (Iwate Pref.)

Establishment of the Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund
The Fund was jointly established by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Suntory Holdings Limited on April 2, 2012. It awards grants to “Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award” recipients and sponsors “Concert for Children” performances.

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