“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
Famed flutist performs for Min-On’s School Concert in Hokkaido
On August 30, Yoko Owada, an internationally acclaimed flutist, performed at Nishinosato Junior High School in Kitahiroshima City, Hokkaido. She played three well-known classical scores; she also responded to requests from students with popular anime theme songs and...
Duet performs free concert for Nagasaki kids
On July 1, the duet Viento performed at the Ojika Elementary School gymnasium in Ojika Town, Nagasaki. Students from three schools—Ojika Elementary School, its affiliated Oshima Branch and Ojika Junior High School took part in the concert. The Oshima Branch school is...
Duet performs for Min-On’s School Concert in Hokkaido
On January 20 and 21, internationally renowned flutist Yoko Owada joined pianist Naomi Tsukamoto to perform at three schools in Hokkaido prefecture as part of the Min-On Concert Association’s School Concert series. Students from Sumikawa Nishi Elementary School in...