June 1, 2011

Concert in Brechemin Auditorium to benefit Japan earthquake relief

The School of Music is donating its Brechemin Auditorium and the talents of some members of its community to a benefit concert for victims of Japans earthquake and tsunami. “Music Toward the Light: Calm Seas and Quiet Earth” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

Hiromi Takasu, a soprano who is a visiting scholar from Japan, will sing Ave Maria, by Schubert, and four Japanese art songs, accompanied by Inkyung Lee on the piano. And students Tomoko Numa, harp; and Colleen McElory, flute, will play Narathex, by Bernard Andres.

Other performers are from the Academy of Music Northwest, playing music by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Piazolla and more.

Freewill donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds going to the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund, Peace Winds America.

For more information contact Michiko Sakai, michikos@uw.edu, who is a secretary at the School of Music.