Japan Association for Music Education Program
The Argentinean Youth Orchestra
Leading the orchestra is a conductor who was a protégé of the famed Leonard Bernstein, while the orchestra itself was founded by Mario Bensecuri.
The orchestra is limited to children having passed auditions and brings together young people aged under 26 from various countries and backgrounds,
who share a common aspiration to become professional musicians.
When the musical education program called El Sistema came into being in Venezuela as a means of promoting “Social Activity through Music”
, we worked with founder,
Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, to create this music education.
The Japan Bid Project In Argentina
As well as opening up opportunities for international exchange through music between Japan and South America, on opposite sides of the globe, this project also paves the way to experience a new global perspective and open up new potential for young people in both countries, regardless of nationality, family background, poverty, or any other factors.
We aim to establish a project that inspires confidence and instils belief in potential.
Thanks to your donations, we reached 123% of our original crowdfunding goal as of the end of November 2019 – your support is deeply appreciated.
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・ This is a story still being written...
・ Hopes and Dreams of a Sustainable Future
: Bringing an Argentine Youth Orchestra to Japan
・ Soprano Ayako Tanaka, previously honored as one of the
“100 Most Globally Respected Japanese”,
had an orchestra in mind that she wanted to bring come what may!
・ Ayako Tanaka’s 3 million yen crowdfunding campaign -
～ Let’s Bring the Argentinean Youth Orchestra to Japan ～
・ Daichi Fujiki’s Great Adventure Vol. 7
For all children, early teens and young girls in particular,
“opportunities”, “experiences” and “encounters” that open up their eyes to new interests and spark fresh curiosity are key formative events that will help shape the rest of their lives.
I think all of us adults can recall experiences and encounters in life that have played a part in determining our career paths, work, and the challenges we embrace.
I also think we can all empathize with the crucial importance of such experiences and encounters to children.
The catalyst to go forward may be curiosity that is sparked from even a minor opportunity or experience that was previously undiscovered and unknown to us.
This brings home to you the fresh potential in yourself, encourages you to seek out the job or profession you want to try and take the first steps on a career path toward that goal.
I hope we can continue providing springboards like this to the next generation of young people and help propel more and more of them toward the jobs and challenges they want to take on and give their best for.
What better way to give them fulfilment in life?
Such an initiative will also help enrich the society in which such young people will play a key and active role.
We established our association in the hope that by educating people in music and the arts and promoting international exchange,
we could help young people discover new hope and potential going forward and play a role in forming a sustainable society for the next generation.
Representative Director, Ayaka Tanaka