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The 8th Annual Circle Wind Memorial Concert

M Shirota

Sep 11, 2015

In memory of Taylor Anderson, English teacher

9.11 Memorial Circle Wind Concert: 8th Edition

Date: September 11, 2015

Time: 18:30 (Doors open at 18:00)

Location: Ethical Culture Center 、Concert Hall, 4 West 64th Street (Central Park West)

Ticket Price: $20.00


第8回 9.11メモリアル風の環コンサート

日付: 2015年9月11日

時間: 18:30(開場:18:00)

場所: Ethical Culture Center 、Concert Hall, 4 West 64th Street (Central Park West)

チケット価格: $20.00


Part One: Journey of Origami Cranes

Premiere of "Journey of Origami Cranes," a mixed choir composition by Mr. Kazutaka Sumiyama, performed by Japan Choral Harmony "TOMO"

Part Two: 100 Ways of Thanks

Energetic performance of selected songs from the original musical "100 Ways of Thanks"

Performance by the newly formed "Zettai Magenee Chorus" in tribute to Taylor Anderson, an English teacher who lost her life in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Special Guests: Hapon Hasekura Association

Ten members from the Hapon Hasekura Association in Spain will join the event

Descendants of the Keicho envoy, believed to have departed from the shores of Kesennuma in the "San Juan Bautista," consider Kesennuma as their hometown and participated in post-disaster support activities

Special Performance: Manhattan Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Gregory Singer leads the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra in Part One

Special Performance: Masayo Ishigure

Koto player Masayo, based in New York, will perform alongside the orchestra for the second consecutive year

Haiku Presentation:

Haikus commemorating Taylor Anderson and her students will be recited during the concert


This special memorial concert brings together individuals from distant places to honor the departed and share hopes for recovery.



Gregory Singer

Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra

マンハッタン・シンフォニー・オーケストラ(Gregory Singer氏指揮)

Ishinomaki Chorus 

Zettai Magenee


 Special Guest 

Hapon Hasekura Association


 Special Guest 


Cyre Rodriguez

Koto Player 琴奏者 

Masayo Ishigure



Children from New York Ikuei Academy

 Host Chorus

Japan Choral Harmony (JCH) "TOMO"



Mike Shirota


Hiromi Abe


久下香織子(FCI; Fujisankei Communications International)

Kaoriko Kuge

Ticket Agency


Direct Ticket inquiries

Ms. Aya Lamont (917-902-2212,

Mr. Mike Shirota (201-264-5825,

Program information

Concert inquiries

Masaki Shirota (201-264-5825,

Limited seats available. Reserve your tickets early!

All proceeds go towards supporting charitable causes.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music, culture, and commemoration at the 9.11 Memorial Wind Circles Concert.

DVD Cover




Press Release (English/Spanish)


Photos (The 8th Memorial Concert)


Click here  to visit more photos during the concert.

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Thank you.




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2. 写真の加工や変更は行わないでください。

3. その他、写真に対する尊重とプロフェッショナリズムをお願いいたします。


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