As a part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Angola, the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra and the Soma Children’s Orchestra and Chorus held a concert at the Daiichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo on May 21st, 2016 attended by about 600 guests. The concert was the last of a series of 5 concerts that were held in various cities across Japan.

The Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra arrived in Japan on May 6th for a two weeks tour that took them to Hamamatsu, Matsumoto, Soma, Sendai, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Tokyo. In Matsumoto, the orchestra members attended a two-day intensive seminar at the headquarters of the Talent Education Research Institute. The workshop was led by masters of the Suzuki Method including Mrs. Hiroko Suzuki, president of the institution and niece of the founder of the Suzuki Method (Dr. Shinichi Suzuki).

The Angolan Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra is comprised of 620 youth, aged 6 to 21, with 50 currently performing within and outside of Angola. The Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra’s Japan tour is the first one is Asia.

Source: Embassy of Angola in Japan

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