Education  Japan Project #14117

Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus

by Friends of El Sistema Japan
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Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus
Soma Children's Orchestra and Chorus

Project Report | Jan 29, 2023
A recital of children's wind instrument class

By Sara Watanabe and Yurina Toyofuku | Project Coordinator and Translater

Wind instrument class’s recital in Soma ended successfully at the end of last year. 20 participants each faced their own challenges and showed their growth through their performances.

The first half of the recital featured solo and duet performances. First, the three elementary school students of flute, oboe, and bassoon, who just started playing their instruments this summer, performed a duet of Mary's Lamb and My Grandfather's Clock with their teachers. The audience and other students applauded their wonderful performance, which conveyed a sense of tension and hard work.

Next, the senior students of flute each performed a solo accompanied by Ms. Mitsumori on the piano. The performance was a collection of masterpieces, all of which were very challenging to play. The most difficult piece was probably the first part of Doppler's "Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise Op.26 (Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy)" performed by Haoto (11th grade student).

After the recital, Haoto commented, “When I first saw the score, I thought that I can't play such a black score covered with so many notes! But after practicing the difficult parts over and over again, I am very happy that now I am now able to play the piece well.”

In the second half, students of french horn and clarinet sections each performed ensembles composed by Mozart and others. They had performed the same pieces at a local event a month earlier. But they practiced more and played other movements as well and showed more detailed and dynamic performance.

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Oct 3, 2022
Special lessen provided by a clarinet legend

By Nahoko Tazoe and Yuji Araki | Communication Officer and Translator

Jun 7, 2022
7th El Sistema Children's Music Festival in Soma

By Sara Watanabe and Yurina Toyofuku | Project Coordinator and Translator

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Friends of El Sistema Japan

Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo - Japan
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Project Leader:
Yutaka Kikugawa
Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo Japan

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