A Weekend with Music: Two Small Concerts from Japan’s Youths
♬ June 22nd (Sat.) Blending Song and Sound
Yoshin Junior High School located in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture is known for its music program, and the school’s Brass Band and Choir will hold a concert at the Plaza. The school’s brass band has won numerous accolades in national competitions, and with added focus on its choir, the school is now winning recognition as one of Hamamatsu’s top schools in both genres of music. With their daily regimen of practice, the students in the band and choir will no doubt produce a beautifully harmonious and vibrant combination of music and vocals.
♬ June 23rd (Sun.) Classical Music Concert
Music has the power to open up new worlds to us. Formed in December 2015 in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka, the Fukuroi Tsukuminosato Junior Orchestra encourages the healthy growth of children through music. Ranging in age from elementary kids to middle schoolers, the orchestra started out with many of the children trying the violin for the first time. Trained by professional musicians, these children of varying ages and music experience have steadily polished their skills on the violin, viola, cello and piano, and will be playing a number famous classics that are sure to please the ear.