Passionate souls come together to TOKYO to encourage people in Japan, the world, and the entertainment industry– recovery from the pandemic!
Project “NOW FOR THE WORLD” has been launched!
Project “NOW FOR THE WORLD” originated from the “Hand in Hand” Project, which had brought support to people recovering from the Great East Japan Earthquake for the past 10 years. The “Hand in Hand” Project was inspired by the children, who held hands in comfort of one another since the disaster. Over the past 10 years, a total of 1,500 students have participated in the project, and have performed alongside international opera singers and orchestras. Their voices shared emotions of, “courage and hope,” to those affected, healing the heavy impact left by the Great East Japan Earthquake. The project has successfully helped students in psychologically healing from the severity of the disaster as well, and expresses our gratitude towards the aid provided from all of Japan, as well as overseas, through our music concerts.
We recently launched Project “NOW FOR THE WORLD” to support every person who continues to struggle with the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and will “encourage” and help those in finding “hope” through the power of music.
Creating opportunities to “sing” and “perform” with our own hands.
It’s been more than one year since we have been facing the severe restrictions surrounding COVID-19. This global pandemic impacted entertainment industries, performers of whom have lost their chance at public performance, as well as their place of practice. Project “NOW FOR THE WORLD” pursues its mission to encourage artists to break through, by creating new opportunities to practice and showcase their talents. In 2021, a group of artists who sympathized with this mission have come together to create a festival orchestra, titled: "NOW FOR THE WORLD ORCHESTRA (NFTW ORCH)," which will mainly consist of members from various university orchestras. High school students will perform together as a festival chorus as well, titled: "NOW FOR THE WORLD CHORUS (NFTW CORO)."
Project “NOW FOR THE WORLD” has finally begun.
The first project, “#0 TAKING Off Concert,” will feature a collaboration with Yukihide Takekawa.
NFTW ORCH, NFTW CORO, and other artists from Japan and overseas will perform two concerts together. The first concert, titled, “#0 Taking off CONCERT,” will be held in Japan (TOKYO) on August 30 and September 1, 2021.
The second concert will welcome the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY), and will be held as a collaboration concert titled, “#1 CONCERT from the Blue,” with NFTW ORCH, NFTW CORO, and various artists from Japan.