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  • No.sfa0037(2019/10/15)

Energizing Japan with Music!
“8th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award” Recipients Confirmed

The Suntory Foundation for the Arts (Director Generals: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Shingo Torii) has decided to present the “8th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award,” a promotion service of the Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund, to the following 18 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 8th 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, 2019 and October 31, 2020, with the aim of energizing disaster-stricken areas and the nation

Selection Process:
Award recipients were selected through deliberation by the selection committee on September 9, 2019 and officially confirmed by the Foundation’s board of directors on October 8, 2019.

Grant Total: 7.3 million yen

Selection Committee:
Daniel Froschauer, Yasuko Ohtani, Miyuki Shiraishi, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto (in alphabetical order)

Award Recipients (content as of October 1, 2019)
1. The Waseda Brass
The Waseda Brass 5th Special Concert in Oshu city area and Rikuzen Takata
Date: Nov.2,3,4 | 2019
Venue: abasse TAKATA, Oshu City Cultural Hall, Mizusawa High School (Iwate Pref.)

2.Meiyo Junior High School Symphonic Wind Orchestra
The 22nd Promenade Concert
Date: Nov.16 | 2019
Venue: Kinan Cultural Hall(Wakayama Pref.)

3. Iwate Orchestra Association
Orchestra FESTIVAL 2019
Date: Dec.1 | 2019
Venue: Iwate Prefectural Hall (Iwate Pref.)

4. Music Explorer Concert Project
MECP Music Workshop & Heart to Heart Concert
Date: Dec.7,8 | 2019 and four days in Feb. | 2020
Venue: Komae City Hall (Tokyo), Shichigahama International Village, Schools in Shichigahama area, etc.(Miyagi Pref.)

5. Natori City Cultural Foundation
Japan Air Self-Defence Force Central Band Special Concert in Natori
Date: Dec.15 | 2019
Venue: Natori City Cultural Center (Miyagi Pref.)

6. Beethoven’s ninth symphony for all
New Year Concert of Beethoven’s ninth symphony Vol.7
Date: Jan.12 | 2020
Venue:  Kenshin Cultural Center (Fukushima Pref.)

7. Farmer's Philhamonic Orchestra of Hokkaido
The 26th Regular Concert
Date: Feb.1,2 | 2020
Venue: Mukawa Shiki-no-Yakata Tampopo Hall, Abira Hayakita Town Hall (Hokkaido Pref.)

8.Koriyama City Music Education Research Group (Orchestra Leaders Research Depart- ment)
The 5th Orchestra Festival
Date: Feb.2 | 2020
Venue: Kenshin Cultural Center (Fukushima Pref.)

9. Fukushima Prefecture Choir League Iwaki Branch
Chorus Festival 2020
Date: Feb.2 | 2020
Venue: Iwaki Performing Arts Center Alios (Fukushima Pref.)

10. Asaka Chorverein
The 27th Regular Concert
Date: Feb.23 | 2020
Venue: Kenshin Cultural Center (Fukushima Pref.)

11. Choir Hamoru Kai
Special Concert for March 11
Date: Mar.10 | 2020
Venue: Kenshin Cultural Center (Fukushima Pref.)

12. Chorus and Orchestra of 3・11 Memorial Concert
3・11 Memorial Concert
Date: Mar.11 | 2020
Venue: Sendai Denryoku Hall(Miyagi Pref.)

13. Namie Town Band for Reconstuction
Namie Town Band Reunion Concert “Go Forward”
Date: End of Mar. | 2020
Venue: Namie Town Sport Center (Fukushima Pref.)

14. Kumamoto Music Festival Committee
Kumamoto Music Festival
Date: Apr.11,12 | 2020
Venue: Kumamoto Prefectural Theater, Kumamoto City Civic Center Sears Dream Hall, etc. (Kumamoto Pref.)

15. Harmony no Yorokobi Concert
Harmony no Yorokobi Concert 2020
Date: Jul.5 | 2020
Venue: Iwaki Performing Arts Center Alios (Fukushima Pref.)

16. Ishinomaki Symphony Orchestra
Ishinomaki Symphony Orchestra The 16 th Family Concert
Date: Jul. | 2020
Venue: Hall in a School in Ishinomaki (Miyagi Pref.)

17. 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.5
Date: Aug.9 | 2020
Venue: Palette Civic Hall (Okinawa Pref.)

18. Young Composers Concert in Tohoku Executive Committee
Young Composers Concert in Tohoku 2020
Date: Aug.16 | 2020
Venue: Miyagino-Ward Culture Center Patona Hall (Miyagi Pref.)

About the Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund
After the Great East Japan Earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011, the Vienna Philharmonic pledged a donation of one hundred million yen via Suntory Hall "in hopes of conveying our condolences to our dearest friends in Japan who have been victimized by the earthquake damage." Having built up a bond of trust as a partner with the Vienna Philharmonic through many years of Japan tours by the orchestra, the Suntory Group, too, established a matching fund in April 2012 to indicate its support.
To continuously offer support activities to invigorate not only the affected areas but also all of Japan through music, the fund conducts a grant project under which it awards grants to “Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award” recipients and a performance project through which it sponsors “Concert for Children” performances.

The Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund http://suntory.jp/fund/

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