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Musician Rashid Brown To Share The Ring of 1000 Souls and Sound: Violins Of The Tsunami Debris
The World Civic Orchestra (WCO) is proud to announce the release of a short documentary film and DVD from their third concert cycle at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in June 2013 commemorating the devastating tsunami in Japan through music.
By: World Civic Orchestra
The World Civic Orchestra (WCO) is in its third concert season this upcoming in June 2013. It continues to uplift audiences with their performances and contributes to the professional armature of artistic life in New York City and around the globe. Our goal is to work together with our splendid guest artist to reach out and share our valuable orchestra with more of our friends within the metropolitan community, out of states and around the world.
When the 2011 devastating tsunami destroyed the coastal city of Rikuzentakata in northeastern Japan, it barreled through a beachfront grove of 70,000 trees. Minutes later, the wave claimed thousands of lives and homes. All of trees were destroyed, except one. The lone, surviving pine tree came to symbolize the city's resilience - its tenacity to rebuild what the tsunami ruined.
Renowned Japanese violin maker and restorer, Muneyuki Nakazawa, aslo wanted to build something from the devastation. Mr. Nakazawa decided to carve a pair of violins chiseled from the tsunami debris, using the remains of Rikuzentakata's uprooted trees. Violinist Invry Gitlis played one of the violins for the first time at a memorial event in Rikuzentakata's marking the one year anniversary since the natural disasters. Now, the violins are making their way around the world. In a project called 'Bonds Made of a Thousand Tones" the instruments will travel Japan and the world to be played by 1,000 musicians - famous, professional, and amateur.
The World Civic Orchestra (WCO) is proud to announce the release of a short documentary film and DVD from their third concert cycle at Alice Tully Hall in New York City in June 2013 titled "The Ring of 1000 Souls and Sound" commemorating the survival of devastating tsunami.
To view the short documentary film http://youtu.be/
About WCO: The WCO's mission is to use music as a means to bridge the world’s differences. The WCO believes that music can help the world understand and appreciate the differences that too often lead to conflict because its essence is not bound by culture, race or religion; rather it is a universal language that touches the human soul.
For more information visit http://www.worldcivicorchestra.org.
Page Updated Last on: Dec 18, 2013