“It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.” — Luciano Pavarotti
Since its foundation in 1963, Min-On has offered a diverse range of non-profit public-service programs designed to cultivate music appreciation in Japan and around the world. The Min-On School Concert Program was inaugurated in 1973 at the founder’s proposal to contribute to the emotional development of school children at schools in the remote area of Shibetsu city, Hokkaido. Since then, Min-On has provided admission-free concerts at primary and secondary schools throughout Japan offering younger generations the opportunity to experience a rich diversity of live music by premier artists from around the world. To date, more than 1.2 million students in over 3,800 schools across Japan have benefited from Min-On School Concerts over the last 38 years. Min-On has also donated CDs and records to numerous schools throughout Japan.
Min-on School Concert
In 2019, on November 15 at Sasame Higashi Elementary and on December 12 at Katori City Yamada Elementary, AUN & HIDE performed Min-On School Concerts. Japanese instrumentalist twins Ryohei and Kohei Inoue of AUN together with musician HIDE are the three members that...
The Gothard Sisters and Mongolian Ikh Tatlaga perform in Min-On School Concerts in Wakayama, Aichi and Gifu
On October 28, American trio The Gothard Sisters visited Shiritsu Kishiminami Elementary, Wakayama, during their Japan tour to perform. Approximately 400 people attended, including children, school staff and guardians. The trio performed on violin and guitar, and the...
International flautist Yoko Owada and pianist Kazuoki Fujii performed four concerts in the Iburi Subprefecture of Hokkaido during August 2019. The entire audience enjoyed the classic songs being performed, and children and students danced along to music during the...