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TRO presents: Music of the Masters XII

Music of the Masters XII concert conducted by Music Director Toru Tagawa, a friend of mine from Hiroshima, Japan.  Family concert preceding at 1:30 p.m. for children & friends.

Tucson Repertory Orchestra January concerts


Tucson Repertory Orchestra’s concerts, on Saturday, January 7,2017 at Pima Community College Center for the Arts, Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.

1:30pm-2pm Family Concert featuring Dr. Laura Tagawa and Dr. Jose José Leonardi Moore’s Suzuki students performing Bach Double. Clarinet Solo: Jessica England and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, 1st movement.

3pm. Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Dominic Livigni, Jessica England and Wes Sansom, and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

“Free concert!! Hope to see you there!!”

Another Tucson Birthday celebration at Historic train depot


TRO “Music of the Masters IX” Concert on June 4


TRO also presents A Family Concert prior to this Music of the Masters IX Concert. From 1pm, children (and adults) can try out instruments that they want to play from the orchestra. From 1:30pm, TRO will play 30 minute concert. Last 7 min. will be devoted to have children coming up to the podium and experience conducting on the podium. Free Concert.

info: www.tucsonrepertoryorchestra.org.

Candlelight vigil for recent earthquake victims at Yume Japanese Gardens

 “Last week’s devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador are bringing the local Japanese community together at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20,  to hold a 30-minute candlelight vigil and concert at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, the area’s only authentic Japanese garden. According to the latest U.S. Census, more than 3,500 first and second  (and third) generation Japanese live in Tucson and Pima County.
Last Thursday and again on Saturday, powerful quakes struck the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu. At least 40 people were killed and 2,200 injured, many severely. Some 180,000 people are spending their nights in temporary shelters, including cars and tents. Damage to homes, roads, bridges and railways is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Ecuador was wracked by a magnitude 7.8 quake on Saturday evening, the strongest there in decades. Latest estimates are that 246 people died and more than 1,550 were hurt. That quake is thought by some experts to have been 20 times more powerful than the one that hit southern Japan.
“Japanese gardens are deeply healing places, and having lived for 15 years in Japan I wanted to honor the quake victims,” said Patricia Deridder, founder and executive director of Yume Japanese Gardens. “The Ecuadorian quake only makes this need more compelling and when the Japanese Association of Tucson asked to use the Gardens for a vigil and concert, I immediately said yes and thought to commemorate victims in both countries.”
The candlelight vigil begins at 7:00 p.m. and includes a violin performance by Toru Tagawa, director of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra, and classical Japanese songs by tenor Yuki Ibuki. Floating candles will be launched on the koi pond of the Gardens for the well-being of those who lost life or home in the disasters.
Vigil attendees who wish to make a monetary donation for emergency relief may do so and the funds will be forwarded to an account for the purpose at the Kumamoto Bank (Kencho Branch) in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan or to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for Emergency Relief in Ecuador, as the donor specifies. ” (press release)
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Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson (www.yumegardens.org) is a non-profit founded in 2013. It is located at 2130 North  Alvernon Way, one block south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Contact the Gardens at 520-272-3200 or yume.gardens@gmail.com.
Admission to this vigil is free, and the event is co-sponsored by the Japanese Association of Tucson. Free parking at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

3rd Anniversary celebration of Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson

“To mark our third anniversary, on January 16 we will feature performances of traditional Japanese music throughout the day by members of the Tucson Repertory Orchestra, as well as music performed on the koto, the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan. Admission is free for members of Yume Japanese Gardens. Admission for non-members is $13 plus regular admission to the Gardens.” More info: www.yumegardens.org.
Schedule: Akiwa Abe Brown on koto at 11 a.m., Mindi Acosta and Sierra Norris, TRO flutists at 1 and 2 p.m.
Yume Japanese Gardens opened on January 15, 2013, at 2130 N. Alvernon Way, south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens in Tucson.