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About this project

For the five concerts that have been held since 2012, the students’ travel expenses were gathered through fundraising efforts in Japan. Due to other recent disasters in the country outside of East Japan, and fading public attention on Tohoku is fading, fundraising has become more difficult. That is why PONY launched this project to ask for help to support the children of Japan. Japanese Choral students are known for their exceptional singing voices, and these children from Tohoku are no exception. Please help us bring these students to New York, so they can show the city how the recovery has been progressing and demonstrate their talent in-person! Donations go to expenses their travel fee from Japan!

PONY - Philharmonia Orchestra of New York

Most of PONY’s musicians were members of the former New York City Opera Orchestra. Two events that greatly contributed to the core concept of PONY were performances a concert as official participants of the U.S. cultural program for the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, and a concert during the November 2014 UNESCO World Conference in which PONY became the first global orchestra to carry out a performance in a city affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. This was  part of PONY's continuing efforts to support the country's disaster relief efforts.

Shaping The Next Generation of Musicians 

PONY is dedicated to providing opportunities for young musicians to experience music in new ways. In the past five years, over 400 students have performed the collaboration with Project Hand in Hand. Including young musicians in PONY’s concerts gives students the chance to hone their music skills, while also providing the audience with a taste of the next generation of classical performers.

Our Goals

Project Hand in Hand aims to support the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake by creating international friendships and exposing students to global views. Through the newly-former  PONY, musicians will perform with a chorus of Japanese and American students at their season premiere at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. For years, the musicians of PONY and Project Hand in Hand have worked together to help the children of Japan through the power of music.  

*The students who performed in the fifth New York concert
*The students who performed in the fifth New York concert

CONCERT INFORMATION

Around 50 students have been chosen to perform from Japan. As PONY prepares for the concert, these students are also practicing in Japan to prepare for their performaces in New York.    

http://nyphilharmonia.com/concerts/

*Joint training camp in Fukushima (2016)
*Joint training camp in Fukushima (2016)

 

Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Concert ” Participation certificate ceremony”(2016.11.7)
Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Concert ” Participation certificate ceremony”(2016.11.7)

 

 

Risks and challenges

Preparations are underway for this concert in PONY's second season in 2017, inviting Japanese students to New York.

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