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Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo, 20.08.2015
In August of 2015, Keys of Change invited more than 50 young Fukushima instrumentalists in the FYS to Tokyo for a concert marking the ensemble’s Tokyo debut. This concert, at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, was attended by Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who came backstage to personally congratulate the young musicians. The FYS benefited from the collaboration of a number of young American and European musicians, invited by Keys of Change, as well as by the participation of advanced music students from Toho Gakuen School of Music and several professional musicians from the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Tetsuji Honna. In preparation for the Tokyo concert, Keys of Change had organized and coordinated daily rehearsals in Fukushima, a concert at Fukushima Ongakudo, as well as all travel arrangements and accommodations in Tokyo for the members of the student orchestra.
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