Mini Concerts at Elementary Schools

Toyota Industries Corporation in cooperation with the NPO corporation "Children in the Music" invites professional musicians to elementary schools in the area surrounding a plant. A mini-concert is held as part of the music curriculum.
The idea is to introduce the wonders of classical music to the children. Mini-concerts are performed by first-rate musicians in the gymnasium or classroom. The students are in close proximity to the musicians.
"The power and timbre of the violin continue to resonate in my heart." "I was thrilled by the beautiful sound and harmony of the cello." "I was able to feel the fusion between the composer and the performers." Just a few of the students many impressions.

From 2012, in an effort to improve the lives and spirits of children affected by the Tohoku Earthquake, we became active in Iwate Prefecture. Musical encounters are a life-enhancing event. We hope to enrich the musical sense of children through education. Our efforts will continue.

NPO Corporation "Children in the Music"
Sensitive children building a future

Note:
NPO "Children in the Music" was established to carry on the vision of Kenichiro Tokunaga, cello player and head of the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Its president is Fumiko Tokunaga. With the cooperation of first-rate musicians, it holds concerts for children throughout Japan.

List of Mini-Concert Elementary School Visits (12,302 participants as of August 2016)

2016

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 31, 2016 Rikuzen-Takata City Otomo Elementary School 62 (All grades) Sunao Goko (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
May 31, 2016 Ofunato City Massaki Elementary School 146 (All grades) Sunao Goko (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
June 1, 2016 Rikuzen-Takata City Takata Elementary School 206 (All grades) Sunao Goko (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
June 1, 2016 Ofunato City Ofunatokita Elementary School 169 (All grades) Sunao Goko (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
June 8, 2016 Obu City Daitou Elementary School 179 (All grades) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Hibiki Tamura (Piano)
June 22, 2016 Obu City Higashiyama Elementary School 179 (5th and 6th graders) Kaeko Mukoyama (Cello)
Eri Hayashi (Piano)
July 15, 2016 Obu City Kyowa-Nishi Elementary School 141 (5th and 6th graders) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)

2015

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 20, 2015 Takahama City Yoshihama Elementary School 231 (5th and 6th graders) Keiko Urushihara (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
June 2, 2015 Rikuzentakata City Hirota Elementary School 126 (All grades) Ai Okumura (Violin)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
June 2, 2015 Rikuzentakata City Yahagi Elementary School 55 (All grades) Ai Okumura (Violin)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
June 3, 2015 Ofunato City Akasaki Takonoura Elementary School 123 (All grades) Ai Okumura (Violin)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
June 3, 2015 Ofunato City Ofunato-Kita Elementary School 167 (All grades) Ai Okumura (Violin)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
June 16, 2015 Obu City Obu Elementary School 427 (4th, 5th, and 6th grades) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
Octorber 7, 2015 Takahama City Takahama Elementary School 208 (5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama (Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
Octorber 27, 2015 Ofunato City Okirai Elementary School 61 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders) Rika Masato (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
Octorber 27, 2015 Ofunato City Hikoroichi Elementary School 67 (All grades) Rika Masato (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
Octorber 28, 2015 Ofunato City Takkon Elementary School 87 (5th and 6th graders) Rika Masato (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
Octorber 28, 2015 Ofunato City Yoshihama Elementary School 668 (All grades) Rika Masato (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
Octorber 29, 2015 Obu City Kitayama Elementary School 207 (5th and 6th graders) Keiko Urushihara (Violin)
Jacob Leuschner (Piano)
November 6, 2015 Obu City Ishigase Elementary School 409 (5th and 6th graders) Nobuko Yamazaki (Cello)
Hiroshi Kato (Piano)
November 17, 2015 Obu City Kanda Elementary School 128 (5th and 6th graders) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
November 25, 2015 Takahama City Takatori Elementary School 191 (5th and 6th graders) Mayu Kishima (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)

2014

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 22, 2014 Obu City Higashiyama Elementary School 124 (5th and 6th graders) Reiko Watanabe (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
June 6, 2014 Ofunato City Takkon Elementary School 79 (5th and 6th graders) Nobuo Furukawa (Cello)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
June 6, 2014 Ofunato City Akasaki-Takonoura Elementary School 124 (All grades) Nobuo Furukawa (Cello)
Toshiya Shioiri (Piano)
July 16,2014 Obu City Kyowanishi Elementary School 182 (4th, 5th and 6th graders) Tamaki Kawakubo (Violin)
Mari Endo (Cello)
October 7, 2014 Obu City Kyocho Elementary School 192 (5th and 6th graders) Kaeko Mukoyama (Cello)
Eri Hayashi (Piano)
October 15, 2014 Takahama City Minato Elementary School 127 (5th and 6th graders) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
October 31, 2014 Obu City Yoshida Elementary School 148 (5th and 6th graders) Ryoichi Fujimori (Cello)
Shigeko Hiroumi (Piano)
November 5, 2014 Rikuzen-Takata City Takata Elementary School 241 (All grades) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
November 5, 2014 Rikuzen-Takata City Yokota Elementary School 29 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
November 6, 2014 Ofunato City Yoshihama Elementary School 67 (All grades) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
November 6, 2014 Ofunato City Ofunato-Kita Elementary School 180 (All grades) Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
Yasuhiko Imanishi (Piano)
November 19, 2014 Obu City Daito Elementary School 182 (5th and 6th graders) Sadao Harada (Cello)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
February 27, 2015 Takahama City Tsubasa Elementary School 218 (5th and 6th graders) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Hibiki Tamura (Piano)

2013

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 28, 2013 Obu City Kitayama Elementary School 228 (5th and 6th graders) Shion Minami (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
June 4, 2013 Takahama City Takatori Elementary School 202 (5th and 6th graders) Mari Endo (Cello)
Rikuya Terashima (Piano)
June 4, 2013 Ofunato City Hikoroichi Elementary School 69 (All grades) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Kentaro Ifuku (Piano)
June 4, 2013 Ofunato City Akasaki-Takonoura Elementary School 139 (All grades) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Kentaro Ifuku (Piano)
June 5, 2013 Ofunato City Takkon Elementary School 70 (5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Kentaro Ifuku (Piano)
June 5, 2013 Sumita Town Arisu Elementary School 47 (4th, 5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Kentaro Ifuku (Piano)
October 3, 2013 Obu City Ishigase Elementary School 391 (5th and 6th graders) Fumiaki Miura (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
October 17, 2013 Takahama City Yoshihama Elementary School 265 (5th and 6th graders) Ryoichi Fujimori (Cello)
Shigeko Hiroumi (Piano)
October 23, 2013 Obu City Obu Elementary School 430 (4th, 5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Yuya Tsuda (Piano)
November 6, 2013 Ofunato City Okirai Elementary School 95 (All grades) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
November 6, 2013 Ofunato City Ofunato Elementary School 44 (4th graders) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
November 7, 2013 Ofunato City Massaki Elementary School 60 (5th and 6th graders) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
November 22, 2013 Obu City Kanda Elementary School 142 (5th and 6th graders) Reiko Watanabe (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
January 28, 2014 Takahama City Takahama Elementary School 207 (5th and 6th graders) Rina Matsuda (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)

2012

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 16, 2012 Obu City Higashiyama Elementary School 160 (5th and 6th graders) Ryoichi Fujimori (Cello)
Shigeko Hiroumi (Piano)
October 4, 2012 Obu City Daito Elementary School 170 (5th and 6th graders) Yayoi Toda (Violin)
Maki Takeuchi (Piano)
October 5, 2012 Obu City Kyowanishi Elementary School 112 (5th and 6th graders) Noboru Kamimura (Cello)
Hiroyuki Abe (Piano)
October 11, 2012 Obu City Kyocho Elementary School 227 (5th and 6th graders) Reiko Watanabe (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
October 17, 2012 Takahama City Minato Elementary School 116 (4th and 5th graders) Keiko Urushihara (Violin)
Eri Hayashi (Piano)
October 23, 2012 Obu City Yoshida Elementary School 190 (5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama(Violin)
Kentaro Ifuku (Piano)
November 21, 2012 Takahama City Tsubasa Elementary School 220 (5th and 6th graders) Yo Kigoshi (Cello)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
November 29, 2012 Rikuzen-Takata City Yonesaki Elementary School 85 (4th, 5th, and 6th grades) Shion Minami (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
November 29, 2012 Sumita Town Setamai Elementary School 81 (4th, 5th and 6th graders) Shion Minami (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
November 30, 2012 Rikuzentakata City Yahagi Elementary School 77 (All grades) Shion Minami (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)

2011

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
May 6, 2011 Takahama City Takatori Elementary School 230 (5th and 6th graders) Takumi Kubota (Violin)
Chika Murata (Piano)
May 24, 2011 Obu City Kitayama Elementary School 230 (5th and 6th graders) Koto Nagahara (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
June 21, 2011 Obu City Kanda Elementary School 120 (5th and 6th graders) Kaeko Mukoyama (Cello)
Eri Hayashi (Piano)
October 18, 2011 Takahama City Yoshihama Elementary School 245 (5th and 6th graders) Riria Niimura (Flute)
Keiko Hyakutake (Piano)
October 24, 2011 Obu City Ishigase Elementary School 350 (5th and 6th graders) Nobuo Furukawa (Cello)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
November 22, 2011 Obu City Obu Elementary School 450 (5th and 6th graders) Munsu Chie (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)
February 1, 2012 Takahama City Takahama Elementary School 221 (5th and 6th graders) Rei Tsujimoto (Cello)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)

2010

DateSchool nameNumber of participating studentsMusicians
October 26, 2010 Obu City Higashiyama Elementary School 130 (5th and 6th graders) Hiroyuki Yamaguchi (Violin)
Shigeko Hiroumi (Piano)
October 29, 2010 Takahama City Minato Elementary School 350 (All grades) Mari Endo (Cello)
Katsura Mizumoto (Piano)
November 30, 2010 Obu City Kyocho Elementary School 240 (5th and 6th graders) Yayoi Toda (Violin)
Maki Takeuchi (Piano)
December 1, 2010 Obu City Kyowanishi Elementary School 100 (5th and 6th graders) Saeka Matsuyama (Violin)
Eri Osuka (Piano)
February 1, 2011 Takahama City Tsubasa Elementary School 200 (5th and 6th graders) Tomoko Kawada (Violin)
Gen Yokosaka (Cello)
February 15, 2012 Obu City Yoshida Elementary School 150 (5th and 6th graders) Reiko Watanabe (Violin)
Hiroko Komoriya (Piano)