This year seems to be filled with more than its share of tragedy, making it is too easy to forget how difficult rebuilding is for those impacted by devastating events a couple of months later. Fortunately the Consulate Generals of Germany and Japan have teamed up to sponsor a concert to benefit the people of Japan. Featured in the concert is Ayako Shirasaki, whose most recent recording I reviewed here.
Here is some info:
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Consulate General of Japan invite you to a concert for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Free admission. RSVP required to germanconsulatenyc [at] gmail.com.
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at the door or online. The German Consulate General suggests making a contribution to Malteser International in Japan – more information below.
Here are the time and location details:
Location and time:
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 6 p.m.
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza (49th Street and 1st Avenue), New York
If you are in the NYC area and can attend, it is a great opportunity to hear some excellent music and donate whatever you can manage to a great cause.
For more details, head here.