Pasadena Waldorf School Students Invited to Participate in Tsunami Relief Concert

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March 10 concert will be third benefit for victims of Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster supported by the Occidental College Music Department.

Students learning to play string instruments during 8th grade music class at this private school in Pasadena

8th Grade Music Class

Students will be taught the traditional Japanese folk song, "Sakura," as a tribute to children still suffering from the 2011 tsunami.

Organizers of a benefit concert in support of victims from the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan have invited students from Pasadena Waldorf School to participate. Students from the 4th Grade have been invited as singers while students from the 5th through the 8th Grade have been invited as instrumentalists to play a traditional Japanese folk song at the event on March 10, 2013.

Many people in the Tohoku region of northwest Japan are still living in temporary housing. Hiromi Koyanagi, the Japanese teacher at Pasadena Waldorf School, and Dr. Yuri Inoo, the school's wind instrument teacher, have been collaborating to teach the song "Sakura" to the participating children as a tribute to those children still suffering from the disaster.

The event, organized by Dr. Yuri Inoo in association with Hiromi Koyanagi and the Occidental College Music Department will take place at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Bird Studio, Occidental College (1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles CA 90041).

Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world.

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