Special Japan Appeal Concert
in association with The Guardian and Kings Place
/ Wednesday, 30 March 2011 - 7:30pm
/ Hall One
£29.50, £39.50, £49.50
Debussy La Cathedrale engloutie
Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch, Rain Tree Sketch II, Closed Eyes II
Kanno A Particle of Water, for piano and Myochin Hibashi Chopsticks
Beethoven Sonata Op.109
Chopin Ballade in G Op.23
Chopin Scherzo in Bb Op.31
Repertoire may be subject to change
If you are in the UK please give your support to this very worthy cause. If not, please forward this information to family and friends in London.
A massive earthquake, the seventh largest recorded in history, struck the east coast of Japan on Friday 11th March. Acclaimed pianist Noriko Ogawa will give a special concert in aid of The British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal - 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to the appeal.
"Please come and give your generous support to the people in North East of Japan. They have lost not only their property but also their loved ones. They are suffering so very much in cold weather with not enough food or blankets at evacuation centres. Doctors and nurses who have no home or families to go back to are treating wounded people with great shortage of medicine.
I am still in Japan, trying to fight against this difficult situation. In Tokyo Metropolitan area, we have power cuts and very reduced transport services to save electricity. We are trying to cooperate, but there are limited things we can do from Tokyo area. People are feeling down so that concerts and sport events are massively cancelled. I was in two minds about going back to the UK this time, so wanted to stay here and work for the people in the worst affected areas. Now, this fundraising concert is giving me a reason to jump on the plane." Noriko Ogawa
Ticketing information can be found on the Kings Place website
To find out more and donate to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal visit the appeal page here.