The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra have been left homeless by the earthquake of 11 March 2011. Their erstwhile beautiful Muza Kawasaki Auditorium (above) has been all but destroyed, and the Orchestra have had to cancel many concerts, something which has deprived them of crucial income. In addition, the TSO have relocated the remaining concerts of their current, 65th anniversary season, to various venues around Tokyo, resulting in further costs.
These problems have resulted in a great upheaval in the ability of the orchestra to carry out their important work of high-quality and high-profile music making. They face an extremely serious financial, as well as logistical situation.
Despite this, and in an astonishing display of selflessness, TSO members have spontaneously organised a series of chamber concerts, with all proceeds going staight to the Red Cross- they collect nothing from these concerts. Families of some of the orchestral members live in affected areas.
You can read an article in the Japan Times on the subject here, or their own press release here.
We feel honoured in devoting all funds raised to our dear colleagues of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. We invite you to join us in our effort.