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Energizing Japan with Music!
“10th 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 “10th Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Award,” a promotion service of the Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund, to the following 16 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 2022. A grant will be provided to the award recipients.

Name: The 10th 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, 2021 and October 31, 2022, 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 6, 2021 and officially confirmed by the Foundation’s board of directors on October 12, 2021.

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, 2021)
1.Iwate Orchestra Association
Orchestra FESTIVAL 2021
Date: Nov.14, 2021
Venue: DENEN-Hall in Yahaba Town (Iwate Pref.) 

2.Shichigahama Kokusaimura Project Association
Ikuyo Nakamichi Music Outreach
Date: Nov.29, 30, Dec.1, 2021
Three Elementary Schools (Ekiraku, Shiomi and Matsugahama)
in Shichigahama Town (Miyagi Pref.)

3.Music Explorer Concert Project
MECP Music Workshop & Heart to Heart Concert
Date: Dec.4, 2021, Jan.12, 13, 14 and three days in Feb. 2022
Komae City Hall, Shibasaki Irodori Station, Setagaya Junior High School Attached to Tokyo Gakugei University (Tokyo)
Three Elementary Schools in Shichigahama area (Miyagi Pref.)
Blume Messe Akita (Akita Pref.)

4.Orchester Pfirsich
Orchester Pfirsich  The 17th Concert
Date: Jan.30, 2022
Venue: Fukushima City Concert Hall (Fukushima Pref.)

5.Proteus String Ensemble
25th anniversary Proteus String Ensemble Spring Concert ~Ale for Life~
Date: Feb.20, 2022
Venue: Hiroshima Prefectural Citizen’s Culture Center (Hiroshima Pref.) bell
Dedicated concert to 3.11 Tohoku earthquake victims by green bell Fukuoka
Date: Feb.27, 2022
Venue: Okagaki Sanry Ai Hall (Fukuoka Pref.)

7.General Incorporated Association Society of Dosanko Junior Orchestra
Making the music cheerfly from Hokkaido
Date: Mar. 6 and one day in August, 2022
Venue: Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Upopoy National Ainu Museum(Hokkaido Pref.)

8.Chorus and Orchestra of 3・11 Memorial Concert
3・11 Memorial Concert
Date: Mar.11, 2022
Venue: Sendai Denryoku Hall (Miyagi Pref.)

9.Venus Junior Orchestra
Venus Junior Orchestra Concert 2022
Date: Mar.27, 2022
Venue: Hanamaki City Culture Center (Iwate Pref.)

10.Ishinomaki Symphony Orchestra
Ishinomaki Symphony Orchestra The 17th Family Concert
Date: Mar. 27, 2022
Venue: Marhon MakiArt Terrace in Ishinomaki City (Miyagi Pref.)

11.Kimitsu Junior Chorus
“Reconstruction Support Concert” through the power of song in Kimitsu
Date: March, 2022
Venue: Kimitsu Shimin Bunka Hall (Chiba Pref.)

12. Tsubute Song Project
Tsubute Song Concert
Date: Apr. 29, 2022
Venue: Dai-Ichi Seimei Hall (Tokyo)

13.Sendai City Symphony Orchestra
The 84th Regular Concert
Date: Jun.19, 2022
Venue: Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi (Miyagi Pref.) 

14.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.6
Date: Aug.7, 2022
Venue: Palette Civic Hall (Okinawa Pref.) 

15.Symphony to future - Nijiiro -
Symphony to future - Nijiiro -
Date: August, 2022
Venue: Miyagino-ku Cultural Center PaToNa Hall (Miyagi Pref.) 

16.FTV Junior Orchestra
Workshop & Joint Concert
Date: August, 2022
Venue: FTV Junior Orchestra Rehearsal Room and Concert Hall(Fukushima 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

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