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Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta concert for the Amber Trust
On Saturday March 30th, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta concert give a concert at St Michael & All Angels in aid of The Amber Trust.
‘A Celebration of Youth Music’ will be an exciting evening of music with talented young Amber Trust musicians playing chamber music, including works by Rachmaninov, Mozart, Debussy, Elgar and Saint-Saens, and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta playing orchestral works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mackenzie. The Amber Trust supports blind and partially sighted children and young people engage with music and is delighted to be hosting this concert with Keys of Change, which has brought the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta to London.
The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of the most positive things to emerge from the devastation of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan.
Set up by Keys of Change in partnership with schools in Fukushima, initially to bring hope to the young people in the area, the orchestra has made rapid musical strides. This is the latest stage in their extraordinary journey to becoming an acclaimed youth orchestra, increasingly known not only for the standard of their performances but also for their innovative approach to working with other groups of young people who are living in difficult circumstances.
On Monday April 1st 2019 at 7.30pm the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, 50 young musicians who survived the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, will also be performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.